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Helicopter crew fight, Afghanistan

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Helicopter crew fight, Afghanistan

It is no secret that during the war in Afghanistan, methods of warfare were revised. Helicopters began to play an irreplaceable role in the fighting. Without “turntables,” as helicopters called, not a single military operation could do.


The carrying out of bombing attacks on the caravans of militants, the landing of troops and special forces groups, the transportation of ammunition and food, the removal of the wounded, the conduct of reconnaissance, the protection of convoys — all of these were carried out by our helicopter pilots in Afghanistan.

For the bandits, the Soviet “turntables” became a constant “headache”. A real hunt began on them, because for the downed helicopter and a living pilot, the militants paid a lot of money.

Lieutenant Colonel Valentin Goncharov, a military pilot of the 1st class, was one of those who took an active part in the hostilities in Afghanistan.

In an interview, he will talk about the incident that occurred when he was in Lashkargah with the rank of captain and in the post of political officer 205 of the Air Force 40A helicopter squadron. Together with the crew of the damaged and immobilized helicopter, as well as with the special forces who were under siege, he had to accept the battle.

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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U April 5 2020 05: 22 New
    +5
    An unusual combat episode very vividly narrated by a direct participant.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 5 2020 06: 32 New
      +7
      being the crew of a crocodile is a great honor .... and the last thing on my wish list. just ... I'll have a drink, but early. but I'll drink.
    2. svp67
      svp67 April 5 2020 08: 02 New
      +2
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Unusual battle episode

      Not really. During WWII, there were similar cases when our pilots and technicians thus defended themselves on earth
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U April 5 2020 10: 50 New
        +1
        So often that it has become commonplace? laughing
        1. svp67
          svp67 April 5 2020 12: 06 New
          +2
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          So often that it has become commonplace?

          In the second half, when it was required to cover the tank armies during their breakthroughs, and the combined arms during their actions to destroy the encircled groupings, plus in Western Ukraine, against the "initiators" from the ranks of all kinds of "Bandera", so think about whether it was rare
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U April 5 2020 12: 51 New
            +4
            Quote: svp67
            In the second half, when it was required to cover tank armies during their breakthroughs
            Oh, we all seem to be talking about different things, Valentin Goncharov, a 1st-class military pilot, told how they, with the help of special forces, deployed a helicopter standing on the ground with a cannon to the enemy! And how he fired from the ground, not having the opportunity to fly in and the soldiers at his command turned Mi in the right direction, 8 tons between others, no less! How is the atypical use of an aircraft, don't you find? Personally, I vaguely remember about this, that it was, it seems.
            1. svp67
              svp67 April 5 2020 13: 00 New
              +3
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              How is the atypical use of an aircraft, don't you find?

              So during the Second World War, our pilots and technicians who were at field airfields and jump sites were often forced to fight this way. In any way, they raised the tail of a combat aircraft, fighter or attack aircraft, or twisted the aircraft so that the onboard arrows on attack aircraft and bomber would have the desired firing sector, and repel the attacks of "fragments" from broken units and divisions of the Germans or "initiative" OUN members
              1. Vladimir_2U
                Vladimir_2U April 5 2020 13: 01 New
                0
                Well, honestly, I remember something like that, but atypical.
                1. svp67
                  svp67 April 5 2020 13: 03 New
                  +2
                  Quote: Vladimir_2U
                  Well, honestly, I remember something like that, but atypical.

                  Well, of course, they did not do this every day or week, but the memoirs of our pilots abound in such combat episodes.
            2. Sergey Nedelin
              Sergey Nedelin April 26 2020 21: 03 New
              0
              This case is an absolute fact and I am a witness to this. 86-87 served in Lashkergakh in 205 OVE.
      2. Alexander bravo
        Alexander bravo April 5 2020 17: 32 New
        +2
        in the book "in the flaming sky" a similar situation is described when a German broke through in the airfield area ..
  2. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin April 5 2020 08: 45 New
    +1
    There are miracles in war smile
  3. beeper
    beeper April 5 2020 13: 05 New
    +3
    I heard about this case before, I don’t remember where and from whom. But it was nice to learn the details from a direct participant in that battle and see the Hero Pilot with your own eyes! good
    Of all the pilots, helicopter pilots have always been the most desperate and funky (in a good way), however, like helicopter aircraft! yes
    And they themselves smiled ironically over their helicopter specialty, telling funny stories-stories "about helicopter pilots" ..., but their eyes remained inquisitively serious.
  4. Alexfly
    Alexfly April 5 2020 13: 20 New
    0
    Savvy is not the last property of the mind. Hats off, excellent solution.
  5. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey April 5 2020 13: 41 New
    +3
    A good man, modest, without beading - a real hero!
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 5 2020 17: 45 New
      0
      grandfather told me that in Königsberg, after taking it, they warmed up the stew, and the grandfather shaved a spoon somewhere in the battle, behind the bootleg as usual ... went along the hall in (some kind of castle) and suddenly, the picture in front of him fell from the wall, and from the top the soldiers are not Russian of course, and already with a hole in their heads (the battle was yesterday). in the pouch spoon + fork = stock this turned out to be ... took it, now I have it stored. with orders together.
  6. radiola_
    radiola_ April 19 2020 02: 04 New
    -1
    They wrote wildness. I haven't read such heresy for a long time. What bombing strikes are there. "Bomb and assault. The caravans have always been quietly followed. A country of idiots, but I will survive in this world. If now there are claims to me - 149 Kunduz Regiment 84-86
    1. Sergey Nedelin
      Sergey Nedelin April 26 2020 21: 07 New
      +1
      No heresy, all true. 86-87. Lashkargah 205 OVE. Witnesses of this case are still alive.