Underwater Missile Launch

Submitted by: ledzeppeloyd 5 years ago in Entertainment

At first I thought it was a failed attempt and then holy crap...
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Male 104
That was unexpectedly serene and beautiful.
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Male 6,227
Just did some Googling. It`s the RPK-2 Viyuga rocket: Soviet design, first deployed in 1973, and still used by the Russian navy. It can be launched from a ship (as here) or by a sub and can carry a conventional or nuclear payload 28 miles at subsonic speed.
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Female 734
right turn Clyde
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Male 6,227
For real entertainment value, they need to plop these things into the waters off Malibu, about 50 yards from a party of surfers.
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Male 1
I imagine the slightly offset launch site (the heat signature is in a different location to the vessel) would help to confuse the aim of return-fire, especially for particularly accurate projectiles which would need to strike directly in order to cause the most damage (e.g. if it fired a jet of molten copper like an RPG).
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Male 934
Some band of muslims is getting their sh*t rocked 5 mins after this was filmed.
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Male 15,832
[quote]how accurate can those be?[/quote]
They can probably drop it through the sunroof of your car while it`s moving from 200 miles away.
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Male 15,832
The point here is that you can launch a kick-ass missile from damned near anything that floats -- fishing boats, ferries, garbage scows, whatever -- which means you can get very close to your target and take it out in a matter of seconds.
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Male 97
And finally, if A+B= - or > C...Then X is the amount of Fs I give.
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Male 97
Alright, just read earlier comments about not having to design/build launch platforms and spending extra money. but...

A) This can`t be American, because our government doesn`t give a poo about saving money <Insert `bitch please` meme face>.

B) and how much extra does it cost (per ordinance) to design and build each side-launch tube as opposed to just building a vertical launch platform from the ship?

C)...Profit?
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Male 97
I don`t understand why it needs to be launched from under water. Can`t it just be launched from the surface?....Am I missing something here?!
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Male 735
I thought it said underwear missile launch...my childhood dreams will never be fulfilled!
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Male 5,314
i wonder who was one the receiving end of those?
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Male 670
how accurate can those be?
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Male 1,243
British technology at it`s best.
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Male 25,416
awesome
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Male 37,723
Good ideas there guys! Thx. Sounds like a smart thing to make.
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Male 6,737
Take that, clouds!
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Male 14
That`s what i think too .
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Male 3,482
Excuse me, not "built into," the ship it`s used from.

I woke up too early this morning...
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Male 3,482
PosisDas was spot on.

Since the missile ignites and takes off from under water, the ship it`s built into doesn`t need to use up space and cost for launch platforms that can survive the missile taking off on them.

Also, that looked about the size of a torpedo... Could probably be used in submarines too, which means just about any sub could launch missiles now instead of the special ones with vertical launch tubes like we need at present.
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Male 583
no explosion = still failed attempt
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Male 17,512
I was guessing that was a Tomahawk cruise missile, in a side launch tube, but I don`t see that configuration listed for them.
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Male 66
@5Cats
My guess is that lobbing the missile into the water before launch lets ships launch missiles without having to design/build large launch platforms into the ship.
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Male 2,586
@5cats - yeah, if anyone can shed light on that, I`m curious too!
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Male 37,723
Oh Yeeeeah! Double shot!

I wonder why they do it like that? Weirdness.
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Male 2,384
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