Russian Ka-52 Alligator Stifles Ukrainian Assault In Zaporizhzhia

The Russian military released Ka-52 "Alligator" attack helicopter gun cam footage reportedly showing the destruction of multiple Ukrainian military vehicles on June 04, 2023, in the Zaporizhzhia region.


Specific vehicle identification of the targeted equipment is made difficult by the low video quality. The strikes appear to be carried out using anti tank guided missiles.


Mixed reports from various areas suggest that the much-hyped Ukrainian counter offensive is underway. It's not clear if we are seeing the Ukrainian main assault in action or a feint maneuver to trick the Russians into moving forces away from other areas. The Zaporizhzhia region is notoriously flat and open, making land assaults susceptible to enemy fire.


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The Russian military released Ka-52 "Alligator" attack helicopter gun cam footage reportedly showing the destruction of multiple Ukrainian military vehicles on June 04, 2023, in the Zaporizhzhia region.


Specific vehicle identification of the targeted equipment is made difficult by the low video quality. The strikes appear to be carried out using anti tank guided missiles.


Mixed reports from various areas suggest that the much-hyped Ukrainian counter offensive is underway. It's not clear if we are seeing the Ukrainian main assault in action or a feint maneuver to trick the Russians into moving forces away from other areas. The Zaporizhzhia region is notoriously flat and open, making land assaults susceptible to enemy fire.


About the Author

Author's Photo

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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