first published on August 12, 2017 by Will
A video reportedly out of Iraq in 2008 shows an Apache helicopter stalking confirmed anti coalition militants traveling on foot across an open area.
The gunner lands a Hellfire missile in the middle of the group, and miraculously several of the insurgents scatter from the explosion. The Apache proceeds to track and clean up the squirters.
Two of the militants are attempting to conceal themselves inside an orchard and the attack bird gives them a few bursts from the chain gun. The high explosive rounds hits one of the insurgent’s explosive suicide vest and a spectacular explosion erupts, neutralizing both targets, saving the gunship from additional ammo expenditure.