A Chinook helicopter was hit by an RPG in Afghanistan during a night vision raid on an enemy location. Fortunately, the RPG only hit the ramp, doing minimal damage. Some crew sustained minor injuries.


The Chinook helicopter has been a mainstay of US military operations since the Vietnam era, and combat footage from a 2012 night raid in Afghanistan shows how it’s earned it’s keep.

In the following video, the helicopter is seen hovering just a few feet above ground, when struck by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), an antitank shoulder-launched weapon.

Fortunately, the RPG hit squarely on the heavily armored ramp of the Chinook, causing minimal damage to the chopper and only minor injuries to the crew.

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