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Why are helicopters so easily shot down?

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Airplanes won't get shot down as easily as helicopters even if they wanted to, because by design they have to be moving fast. It's much harder to shoot something moving fast and probably high. If it's just sitting there, hell, even a well placed hand grenade would take one out. read more

At least 10 Apaches have been shot down in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to a tally from several published reports. The guide, posted by an ISIS supporter using the name Nasser Al-Sharia, says that the aircraft should be ambushed at a distance of 1,500 meters or slightly less than one mile, while the helicopter is in the clear line of sight of the shooter. read more

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