Russian Ka-52 Alligator Knocked Out Of The Sky Near Robotyne

A new angle has emerged of the Aug. 17, 2023 shoot down of a Russian Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter by a Ukrainian anti air team in the vicinity of Robotyne on the Zaporizhzhia front.


The Russian helicopters appear to have been flying at a relatively high and unsafe altitude, given the known man portable anti air defense threat. Unlike planes that often glide after being hit, helicopters tend to drop straight down and crash hard. It appears the ejection seat may have activated following the strike as well.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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A new angle has emerged of the Aug. 17, 2023 shoot down of a Russian Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter by a Ukrainian anti air team in the vicinity of Robotyne on the Zaporizhzhia front.


The Russian helicopters appear to have been flying at a relatively high and unsafe altitude, given the known man portable anti air defense threat. Unlike planes that often glide after being hit, helicopters tend to drop straight down and crash hard. It appears the ejection seat may have activated following the strike as well.


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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