• News Feeds
Page last updated at 08:38 GMT, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:38 UK

Chinook helicopters 'sitting ducks'

Advertisement

Thirty American servicemen, seven Afghan soldiers and an interpreter were killed when a Chinook helicopter was shot down on Saturday, in what has been America's biggest single-day loss in the ten year war in Afghanistan.

Tim Ripley of Jane's Defence Weekly describes the "inherently vulnerable" helicopters that are often attacked during raids against the Taliban.


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific