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Underwater Missile Launch


At first I thought it was a failed attempt and then holy crap…

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Date: 03/30/12 07:11 AM

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  1. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 7:12 am
    Link: Underwater Missile Launch - At first I thought it was a failed attempt and then holy crap...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 30, 2012 at 7:24 am
    Oh Yeeeeah! Double shot!

    I wonder why they do it like that? Weirdness.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 7:38 am
    @5cats - yeah, if anyone can shed light on that, I`m curious too!
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    PosisDas Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2012 at 7:42 am
    @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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2012 at 7:51 am
    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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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 8:00 am
    no explosion = still failed attempt
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 8:13 am
    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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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 8:14 am
    Excuse me, not "built into," the ship it`s used from.

    I woke up too early this morning...
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    yucww210 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 8:27 am
    That`s what i think too .
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2012 at 8:42 am
    Take that, clouds!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Good ideas there guys! Thx. Sounds like a smart thing to make.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    awesome
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    Now unhand that oil bitches.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    British technology at it`s best.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    how accurate can those be?
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    i wonder who was one the receiving end of those?
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    I thought it said underwear missile launch...my childhood dreams will never be fulfilled!
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    ScissorFox Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    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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    ScissorFox Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    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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    ScissorFox Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    And finally, if A+B= - or > C...Then X is the amount of Fs I give.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    how accurate can those be?
    They can probably drop it through the sunroof of your car while it`s moving from 200 miles away.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    Some band of muslims is getting their sh*t rocked 5 mins after this was filmed.
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    Pavan Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2012 at 7:57 am
    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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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    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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    Willowwatch Female 30-39
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    March 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    right turn Clyde
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    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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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    Since no one has figured it out yet.....by having it take off from the water the blast from the rocket motor won`t be near the ship and as that is a small ship that`s a real issue. It also has to go below wave level so it can achieve an initial trajectory that is truer and not affected by wave action
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    Oster Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2012 at 7:21 am
    That was unexpectedly serene and beautiful.

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