Russian artillery accident


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Slater
December 13, 2005, 08:39 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6479203226690222422

Looks like some type of internal fire followed by an explosion.

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1 old 0311
December 13, 2005, 09:00 PM
Man......Pealed that like a tuna can. Poor SOB's.

Kevin

Janitor
December 13, 2005, 09:11 PM
Bummer. Says the video is currently unavailable.
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The Freeholder
December 13, 2005, 09:47 PM
Still not available. Some small stills though--was there anything left?

armoredman
December 13, 2005, 10:00 PM
Not much, front glacis, the gun barrel, a part of a tread...parts of the turret ring, no turet, no engine, nada behind the turret at all...
All I can say is it had to be painlessly fast for tha poor guys i saw walking on top of it before she blew.

Preacherman
December 13, 2005, 11:17 PM
Looks like there was an initlal internal fire of some sort, that eventually set off the internal ammo storage. Since that looks to be a 152mm. or larger cannon, and one can expect 20-30 rounds internally, I'm not surprised there's so little left of it! :what:

silverlance
December 14, 2005, 01:48 AM
i feel awful for those poor sots that just .. vanished in a split second. is that what being hit by IEDs and stuff like that is like? one second you're there, then the next you're itty bitty pieces that nobody can recognize as a body anymore?

it's horrible, but at least i'm sure they never knew what hit them.

Twycross
December 14, 2005, 01:58 AM
Wow. Well, it looks like a decent way to go, when you have to. :(

DevLcL
December 14, 2005, 02:09 AM
A decent way to go is when your 90 in bed surrounded by loving family.

-Dev

Medusa
December 14, 2005, 05:37 AM
Looks like a 2S3 Akatsia type self-propelled artillery, it has a 152 mm cannon, storage is up to 46 rounds, crew: 4. Each shell has 5.76 kg TNT inside + charge. Usual practice is to keep the ammo reserve in the SAU intact (for emergency) and use the external reserves.

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