31okt2022 near Letland: Two Kamov Ka-52 Hokums destroyed, two severely damaged near Latvia... Pskov Ostrov explosions...

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31okt2022 near Letland: Two Kamov Ka-52 Hokums destroyed, two severely damaged near Latvia... Pskov Ostrov explosions...

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...someone being careless again with cigarettes or cigars? :mrgreen: :twisted:

https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/10/31/r ... ov-russia/
• 31 October 2022 • 12:19

Two Russian Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters were destroyed at the airfield in Russia’s Pskov region, and two more were seriously damaged, according to reports on Monday, October 31.

According to reports from Ukraine, the two Russian Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters were completely destroyed at the “Veretye” Air Force base of Russia’s Pskov region overnight.

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine revealed that two more were significantly damaged after a powerful explosion took place at the airbase, located near the Russian-Latvian border, on the night of October 31.

The GUR said: “Details regarding the destruction of other equipment and personnel are being clarified.

“In order to eliminate the consequences of the explosions, as well as to “search for subversive groups”, the personnel of the military unit was put on alert, and investigative actions are being carried out in the military unit.”
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/300353
Date: 30-OCT-2022
Time: 22:00
Type: Kamov Ka-52
Owner/operator: Russian Air Force

Two Kamov Ka-52 helicopter of the Russian AF were destroyed and two were substantially damaged as a result of explosions at a Pskov airbase.
https://english.pravda.ru/news/hotspots ... xplosions/

https://www-pentapostagma-gr.translate. ... r_pto=wapp
The source said there were three explosions in total, and that the damaged helicopters were at the Russian airfield for repairs.
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Re: Letland 31okt2022: Two Kamov Ka-52 Hokums destroyed, two severely damaged near Latvia... Pskov Ostrov explosions...

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Note that Pskov is not IN Letland so I would advise you to change the subject. This would probably mean WW3! 😉
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Re: Letland 31okt2022: Two Kamov Ka-52 Hokums destroyed, two severely damaged near Latvia... Pskov Ostrov explosions...

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https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D0 ... %BE%D0%BC)
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https://ru-m-wikipedia-org.translate.go ... r_pto=wapp
is quite close to the border... :wink:

https://charter97.org/en/news/2022/10/31/522235/
This is reported by the Russian Telegram channel Baza.

"The combat vehicles were located on the territory of a military airfield near the Russian-Latvian border.
The helicopters were unsuitable for operation — they were being repaired," the report says.

The cause of the explosion is unknown.
However, as a result of the explosion, fragments of the fuselage scattered 200 m around.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/57%C2 ... 28.4338889
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https://scramble.nl/planning/orbats/rus ... es#ULOS499 :wink:
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Stratofreighter wrote: 31 Oct 2022, 14:49 According to reports from Ukraine
Gestopt met lezen.
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pluggie wrote: 31 Oct 2022, 16:53
Stratofreighter wrote: 31 Oct 2022, 14:49 According to reports from Ukraine
Gestopt met lezen.
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Russian Telegram channel Baza. :?:
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For those who did not stop reading, alleged video of someone putting explosives on at least one Ka-52.
https://twitter.com/NOELreports/status/ ... 5662370817
Code 14wh at 0.42?

It does look like the helicopter is somewhat wrapped up and missing rotorblades.
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Movie from yesterday, we have no clue what happened. Gestopt met lezen.
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And here an analysis of which detonator was used in the clip.
https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status/15 ... 7118999552

Going theory seems to be an act of a Russian saboteur who wanted to make sure he was going to be paid for destroying a helicopter (as the Ukrainians have promised payment for handing over/destroying Russian equipment).
pluggie wrote: 01 Nov 2022, 08:33 Gestopt met lezen.
Good. Sadly that only seems to last for one post at a time.
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ehusmann wrote: 01 Nov 2022, 09:44 Going theory seems to be
Gestopt met lezen.
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You don't have to inform the world every time you stop reading. :-)
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Satellite images from the base where the attack happened, taken 31 October. Shows what seems to be wrecks and a very likely damaged helicopter.
https://twitter.com/markito0171/status/ ... 36/photo/1
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