Red Dawn : Would the RPG bring down the copter?

Would the RPG bring down the copter?

When Robert hit the Hind with the RPG, is that the amount of damage to be expected or would it normally bring it down? It did have to fly off and another took its place, but later we see it fly away looking to be in good shape.

Re: Would the RPG bring down the copter?

It's possible that a shaped charge like an RPG could simply blow out the other side with minimal damage to the helicopter itself, but I'd wager the pilots would be deaf, at the least.

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It's possible that a shaped charge like an RPG could simply blow out the other side with minimal damage to the helicopter itself, but I'd wager the pilots would be deaf, at the least.


I can't speak for Russian-made equipment, but having been both a US Air Force Weapons Systems Officer and a US Army Armor officer, I can say that both USAF flight helmets and US Army tank crew helmets have very tight-fitting padded radio/intercom earphones. These are well sufficient for protecting the wearer's hearing from jet engine noise and the blast of a tank main gun, the latter of which is much louder than a grenade detonation.

Re: Would the RPG bring down the copter?

It could have survived where he hit it. He should have aimed at the tail rotors or main rotors. No matter how tough the bird is, the rotors are the weakest parts.

Oderint Dum Metuant

Re: Would the RPG bring down the copter?

That was what I was thinking...hit the tail rotor. Sort of like 'Black Hawk Down'.

Re: Would the RPG bring down the copter?

Who said he didn't? The rpg-7 isn't known as the most accurate weapon.
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