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159th_ShallowG

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CO on the YPV again!
« on: April 21, 2020, 08:10:35 PM »
Whooops !





and the video    http://theindependent.scot/upl/su25.mp4

Apparently Chad AF ... Missed French C130 .... hit outbuilding  ... killed 5 civis
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Re: CO on the YPV again!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 07:33:27 AM »
Blimey! Well, the switch was a bit sticky and it just 'sort of went off'...

What sort of rocket was that? They look at bit like a training round?

Lucky no-one had a new hair-parting installed in the event!

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Re: CO on the YPV again!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 09:40:21 AM »

Read that it killed two children and a couple of adults in the presidents house....

Big ooops!

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Re: CO on the YPV again!
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 01:08:06 PM »
Oh 'eck -just noticed the bit at the bottom of SG's post I missed -that's sad. Although, assuming that's a fuel bowser -it could have gone a 'bit' worse...

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Re: CO on the YPV again!
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 05:35:17 PM »
Reports suggests s24.
If you look at pylon nearest firemen ... could be.
From the video it looks like an outer pylons on the other wing were where it came from.
In real life .... does an S24 ... need to fly a certain distance/time before self arming ... hence no explosion going through tanker?


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Re: CO on the YPV again!
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 05:56:07 PM »

Hi SG.

Most modern (70's onwards) warheads have a 5 second (ish) arming delay.  Not sure about the S24 though as you say with it flying through the tanker and subsequently blowing up in the presidents residence, it would suggest a delay of some kind. Its certainly true of western missiles (ground and air launched).