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  5. HELICOPTERS OF THE IRAQI REPUBLIC OF THE FIGHT AGAINST SEA TARGETS IN THE COURSE OF IRAN-IRAQ WAR 1980-1988

HELICOPTERS OF THE IRAQI REPUBLIC OF THE FIGHT AGAINST SEA TARGETS IN THE COURSE OF IRAN-IRAQ WAR 1980-1988

A.S. Pospelov
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The paper presents an analysis of the combat use of the squadron of Iraqi SA-321GV "Super Frelon" helicopters in the fight against sea targets during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988. The principles of the use of helicopters and their main weapons - antiship missiles AM.39 "Exoсet" in the fight against enemy navigation are given. The effectiveness of the helicopter rocket complex is shown.
Keywords: Iran-Iraq war, helicopter, anti-ship missile, commercial shipping, naval forces, air force, combat effectiveness, combat experience