• Thorny_Insight@lemm.ee
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      6 months ago

      Maybe it’s something to distract the Russians. Downing one of these is great propaganda for Russia but probably not a massive loss for Ukraine except for the pilot. I can’t think of these being that useful for helping Ukraine to win the war but then again I’m a plumber so what do I know.

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        6 months ago

        They are still capable SAR, surveillance, reconnaissance and personnel transport helicopters. The German ones are also equipped with anti-ship missiles and a matching radar system. When receiving three of these from the UK some time ago, Ukraine said they were needed and useful. Age alone is not a measure of usefulness. These are only slightly older than F-16, and nobody calls those old and outdated. Though not as glorious as fighters, they can still play an important role for rescuing or relocating personnel quickly.

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      6 months ago

      I remember joking about how archaic the Sea Kings were when I was in university. I finished university 15 years ago.

      Want to help Ukraine? Give them to Russia.