Arma-3 game video viral as Ukraine taking down a Russian helicopter

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This video is not a real footage of Ukrainian military taking down a Russian Helicopter. These are visuals of the game Arma-3.

A video showing guns shooting down helicopters is widely circulating on social media with the claim that it shows Ukrainian army destroying Russian helicopters.

The caption of the post mentions, “Direct hit from MANPADS destroyed Russian helicopters”

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Fact Check- 

We started our investigation by running a keyword and reverse image search on Google, whose results led us to the same YouTube video posted on 16 May 2022 on channel named Arma Zone. The caption of the video states, “Direct hit from MANPADS destroyed Russian helicopters one by one | ARMA 3: Milsim.”

The About us section of this channel states that the channel posts videos related to Arma-3, Arma-4 and Milsim.

Another user named Norov uploaded the same video and mentioned in the comment that this video is not a real footage. The caption states, “Thanks for watching everyone! Please keep in mind that this is NOT real footage, this is a video game. If you enjoy this type of content, be sure to subscribe.”

What is Arma-3?

ARMA 3 is an open-world, realism-based, military tactical shooting video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive, a Czech video game developer based in Prague.

Fact Crescendo has previously debunked several video game visuals that have been shared as visuals of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. You can read it here and here.

Conclusion- 

Fact Crescendo found the video to be shared out of context. The viral video does not show Ukrainian military taking down a Russian Helicopter. These are visuals of a game Arma-3.

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Title:Arma-3 game video viral as Ukraine taking down a Russian helicopter

Fact Check By: Drabanti Ghosh 

Result: Missing Context


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