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USAF UH-1 "shot down" in US

TomS

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Shot down is a bit strong -- there's no reporting that the helicopter was unable to keep flying. But they had a wounded crewman and no need to press on for a mission, so they landed ASAP.

As to who did it, at 1000 feet altitude plus slant range, hitting a helicopter deliberately with a small arm seems incredibly unlikely. I'm guessing it's actually an accident or at least someone who didn't actually mean to hit the helicopter but got really unlucky.
 

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I think it would take at least a Barrat light .50 to make an aimed shot even close to possible. Wrong place, right time...
 

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"Shot AT" rather than "shot DOWN", pretty much.
 
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