Skip to comments.Shocking photos show massive fireball caused by explosion at Russian ammo dump
Posted on 08/08/2019 5:06:52 PM PDT by tlozo
An ammunition dump at a Russian military base exploded on Monday, setting off fires that injured a handful of people, Russian media reported. The blast occurred in Achinsk, a military town in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region. "The explosion went off in an ammunition depot, evacuation is being carried out," a source with the emergency services in the area told the state-run news agency Tass. "Two sites are on fire," the source added. "In total, there are about 40 thousand artillery shells of a 125 and 152-mm caliber there." The Russian defense ministry said the facility contained "gunpowder charges for artillery shells," The Associated Press reported. Initial reports said at least four people were hurt, suffering burns and other injuries. That number has since risen to eight, Russian media reported, citing medical professionals. All personnel have been evacuated from the scene, and local residents within 20 kilometers of the base are being evacuated "to ensure the security of the population of the settlements located near the depots," the main directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry for the Krasnoyarsk region said. An estimated 11,000 people are being evacuated, Sputnik, another Russian media outlet, reported.
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“In total, there are about 40 thousand artillery shells of a 125 and 152-mm caliber there.”
Wow! In all that they’ve managed to come up with a new unit of measure, the “mm caliber!” Never accuse the media of havint two brain cells to rub together!
Blown Up real good . Saw pictures of Artillery shells imbedded in roads
When the Ruskies have an industrial accident they don’t screw around!
Vodka and highly exothermic unstable chemicals dont mix
Hmmm... who knows what really happened here. Official story is plausible, I guess, but... even the first a-bomb test in New Mexico was explained away as an ammo explosion.
Hold muh vodka, comrade.
Why do the Russians always put these Auto Exploding Ammo Dumps in towns ?
I beg to differ. Well, at least I survived my youthful misadventures so, it can be done.
Russians have a problem with the concept of “safety margin”.
Wow, that blowed up real good.
Rifle range qualification and training has been set back a while though I betcha.
Yeah, that “blowed up real good”.
Wonder if precautions about radioactivity is because of depleted uranium?
In the videos I’ve seen I’m amazed of the shock wave produced. Can’t imagine being up close.
Uuuuhh. Hmm. I've been reloading and shooting for 20 years. Mebbe I've missed something in that time(Or mebbe I'm havin a brain fart. It's kinda late.), but the diameter measurement of the projectile is basically the "caliber" of the weapon. I.e.- 7mm is the caliber of 7mm-08, .284 Remington, 7mm Magnum and other cartridges. Although there is some grey area concerning caliber measurements on grooves or lands of the barrel, as I understand. And don't eeeeven get started on lead. Hehehe.
..Mebbe there's different terminology/nomenclature concerning artillery. But that I don't reload for.. d;^)
The 152 mm is believable as that is an artillery caliber. I am guessing the 125 should be 122 mm. 125 mm is a tank gun caliber.
You mean you’ve never reloaded a 5” 38 calibre, or 16” 50 calibre bullet?
Gee. Maxine Waters wants to outlaw those guns, ya know.
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