Russia Captured Three Of Ukraine’s Smallest Helicopters. So Ukraine’s Allies Sent Three Replacements. – Forbes August 20, 2022

I saw recently on Forbes – Russia Captured Three Of Ukraine’s Smallest Helicopters. So Ukraine’s Allies Sent Three Replacements. – Forbes August 20, 2022 http://forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2022/08/20/russia-captured-three-of-ukraines-smallest-helicopters-so-ukraines-allies-sent-three-replacements/?sh=6b9a77737242/ Longer article.

David Axe Forbes Staff August 20, 2022

When Russian troops overran the port city of Kherson in southern Ukraine early in Russia’s wider war with Ukraine beginning in late February, they seized some unusual prizes. Three inoperable Mil Mi-2 light helicopters that the Ukrainians had used for training and liaison missions.

The loss of three Mi-2s reduced by around a quarter the Ukrainian army’s inventory of the four-ton, three-blade helicopters.

It’s possible that, in the chaotic early months of the wider war, the Ukrainian army didn’t terribly miss its old Mi-2s—the tiny rotorcraft reportedly aren’t very popular. In any event, Ukraine’s foreign allies stepped up to replace the Mi-2s … with more Mi-2s.

That might actually matter now that the war shows no sign of ending anytime soon. Replacement Mi-2s should help to sustain the Ukrainian army’s pilot-training program as the service looks ahead to months, even years, of further fighting.

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