And here’s an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter painted by green laser pointers during protests in Egypt

Jul 02 2013 - 4 Comments

After the stunning video of hundreds of green laser pointers dazzling a Mil Mi-8 Hip chopper during the protests in Tahrir Square, Cairo, here’s an impressive photo showing the same treatment reserved to an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.

AH-64

Source: AFP

The risk in similar situations is that the pilot in the cockpit is blinded by the laser and suffers spatial disorientation that can be quite dangerous, eventually leading to the helicopter crashing on the protesters.

Here below, another impressive screenshot showing the Hip literally painted by the green laser pointers.

Mi-8 laser

H/T to Ronald Elzenga for the heads-up and to Sami (@exo) for the new Mi-8 image.

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