GarryB wrote:Interesting vid of the missile launch fail.
I remember having a discussion with someone on the internet about the cold launch system for Russian SAMs and he was convinced that the cold launch system was flawed because if it was thrown up into the air and dropped down onto the deck such a large solid fuelled missile would immediately explode and set all the other missiles on fire and practically destroy the ship.
He suggested the cold launch system should be angled out so that ejected missiles would land in the water if they did not start properly.
Of course I did not think the cold launch system would fire if there was something wrong with the launch system.
Of course having said that a cold launch system is actually a good thing because this missile did nothing but sometimes when a solid rocket motor fails, it often just explodes, so exploding inside the missile tube would seriously damage the vehicle it is mounted on and risks setting off other nearby missiles.
Having said all that your comments about the rough air field performance of the Su-25 are interesting.
I remember seeing a video done during the testing of the aircraft where they removed the wheels and fitted skis for takeoff and landing in deep mud.... now that was impressive.
The explosion is not really dangerous. They are are not HEAT missile but carries a lot of small metalic fins to dammage aircrafts. There is one of the missile that explodes in the video and it disn t made the other explode.
It is dangerous to move a missile that didnt explode however on a ship because the explosion is dangerous for humans. But the main warehead is hardly going to explode they are not WWII bombs that explode when the bomb isn t moving anymore or made with a timer and mechanical fuser. Most of them are programmed to not explode near the lunch site or for a part of the flight.
Do you have of the video of the su25 ?? That should be awsome to watch !!