[Photo] French Tigre attack helicopter supports armored column in Mali flying at ultra low level

Feb 13 2013 - 1 Comment

The following image shows a French Army Tigre helicopter supporting an armored column on its way to Tessalit, the northernmost location reached so far by the French troops involved in Operation Serval.

The attack chopper supports the convoy in proximity and at ultra-low level, ready to engage any suspect vehicle along the route.

Tigre helicopter

Image credit: ECPAD / EMA

Tessalit in northern Mali was taken in the morning of Feb. 08, by the French paratroopers that seized the runway for the arrival of a C-160 Transall airlifter that carried special forces.

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  • Ferenc van den Ham

    There isn’t even sand in the air.