Ukrainian Soldiers Rush Area Being Prepped by Rocket Barrage

This short clip depicts what appears to be a Ukrainian soldier in a vehicle, moving at a high rate of speed toward an area that is being worked over by two Mi-8 helicopters (Nato Designator: HIP).


The helicopters are attacking in a style that is indicative of the air doctrine in the Russia-Ukraine war, hugging the earth and pitching up to fire while flaring. As previously discussed in other Mi-8 footage, this technique provides the most protection to the helicopters while increasing the range of the rockets. These S-8 rockets are unguided.


Despite the harrowing nature of this conflict, which ongoing coverage has documented, I hope booking it down a road while air assets do their thing above and before him gives this soldier a memory to grin about later on. It’s one of those things that is objectively cool.

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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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Published 10 months ago

This short clip depicts what appears to be a Ukrainian soldier in a vehicle, moving at a high rate of speed toward an area that is being worked over by two Mi-8 helicopters (Nato Designator: HIP).


The helicopters are attacking in a style that is indicative of the air doctrine in the Russia-Ukraine war, hugging the earth and pitching up to fire while flaring. As previously discussed in other Mi-8 footage, this technique provides the most protection to the helicopters while increasing the range of the rockets. These S-8 rockets are unguided.


Despite the harrowing nature of this conflict, which ongoing coverage has documented, I hope booking it down a road while air assets do their thing above and before him gives this soldier a memory to grin about later on. It’s one of those things that is objectively cool.

About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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