- May 19, 2004
- Hamburg, Germany
- Had a bicycle once.
Flares, chaff and electronic/thermal countermeasures do wonders against guided missiles and radar controlled AAA, however the best tracking system in the world - and one that can't be fooled by flares - is the human eye. These helicopters fly very low to the ground, usually within range of small arms fire and RPGs. They put themselves in vulnerable positions in order to protect the guys on the ground.
Thanks for explaining it. I somehow had this image of insurgents downing choppers with missles in my mind. Like you said, arms fire does make a lot more sense and I see how that is a problem with no easy fix around the corner.
I think it says something when this thread has more posts in a shorter time compared to the Flame the Yanks thread. Maybe everyone doesn't hate Americans as much as it seems.
I don't think you'll find lots of people on the site who hate America. The problem occurs when the smug "I know it all" Euro guy and the incredibly patriotic American type meet online. The result is always messy.