Two Views, One Airstrike: AA Team Takes A Direct Hit

first published on November 12, 2015 by

An AA team takes a direct hit to their position as they fire on enemy aircraft.

Apparently someone needs to give these guys a lesson in anti-air operations. As this AA team realizes they aren’t going to shoot down the enemy aircraft, they step away to take a look up. While they stare at the aircraft they can’t seem to hit, a warhead lands on their foreheads.

Honestly, it’s hard to say what this anti-air team was thinking. It doesn’t really appear that they have the skill set, nor the ammunition, to be attacking any aircraft without a rotor. The common sense factor was clearly not their friend on this day.

First off, it doesn’t appear that the first gunner is really leading his target. Instead, it kind of seems like he’s squirting out two or three rounds, and wondering if he’s on target. Which leads me to believe that they’re trying to shoot down the aircraft, and conserve their ammunition at the same time. That’s not exactly something that’s feasible when conducting anti-air ops with any machine gun.

AA Team

I can’t be positive, but I’m pretty sure it was in this moment, they realized they made a mistake.