Skip to comments.Russian frigate narrowly avoids blasting ITSELF in failed weapon test as cruise missile spins in the air before exploding in the sea just yards from the vessel
Posted on 04/29/2021 6:42:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The video was uploaded to a Russian site showing the failed launch.
In the video, the missile is seen launching from the ship, but within moments spins out of control before pointing dangerously back towards the vessel.
Fortunately for the crew, the missile appears to break up-mid and falls in multiple pieces down into the sea, yards away from the frigate.
But a few seconds after the missile vanishes below the water, some large flashes are shown beneath the surface, and the water is shown bubbling from the heat.
It is unclear what could have happened had the missile fallen back onto the warship, but from the video it looks like the ship was a matter of yards from disaster.
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daTS A PROBLEM..
Thank You for the thread!
it is unclear what could have happened had the missile fallen back onto the warship
A real fish killer.
The early models of the Soviet equivalent of the Stinger missile had two problems:
1. If they were operated on a sunny day, they would attempt to shoot down the sun.
2. if they went off course, they would lock on the tube that the missile was shot from, which was still very hot. Unfortunately, this was usually still on the shoulder of the person who fired the missile.
Somebody’s going to Siberia.
Betcha that ship had a poop deck afterwards.
That wasn’t a ‘failed weapons test’ —it was more of a ‘failed-weapon test’. The test successfully revealed a problem.
How does one say, “Uh, we meant to do that!” in Russian?
Yeah, every deck was the poop deck. ;)
One ping only...
Russian who launched the missile: “What?! Oh, frigate!”
Hey, hold my vodka.....
Once it has left the launcher, Mr. Missile is no longer your friend.
Our stuff works first time, every time.
Theirs and China’s work some to most of the time.
Think thats impressive, wait til the hypersonic one does that...
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