New video shows deadly MANPADS hit on helicopter in Syria

Emerged on Sept. 15, new footage allegedly shows a helicopter being shot down over Nubbol (a small town in northern Aleppo province) Jun. 30, 2013 by rebels using an FN-6 MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System).

Developed in China, the FN-6 is a third generation passive IR (Infrared) surface-to-air missile with a range of 6 km and a maximum altitude of 3.5 km.

Several MANPADS are in the hands of the Free Syrian Army that is using them to shoot down Assad’s planes and helicopters.

 

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