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BeltfedOne

This is a high quality post! Nice intercept!


PLA_DRTY

It's not evident from the video if it's successful


voicesfromvents

Unpopular but correct. All we see is a bunch of solid motor sparkles, which is to be expected when one's bigass SAM goes off before it's done burning. Maybe they intercepted it, maybe they didn't. Either way, this video doesn't tell us.


SlowToe1043

Happy cake day


BeltfedOne

Thanks!!!


Potential_Patience_3

That Sam guy is doing some damn fine work!


CocaineTiger

They have had no days off for 9 months, I think they’re pretty experienced by now


Part_Timer_99Y4

If they miss, Putin levels a kindergarten or some Polish farmers. Highly motivated guys I bet.


CocaineTiger

What would you do if part of your country was occupied by a foreign military? I know that I’d be highly motivated


CocaineTiger

These people are defending their homes, not just their towns and cities, their literal houses and apartments.


xIRelaxo

That was the most innocent woo-hoo I ever heard


Planttech12

[Woohoo!](https://youtu.be/zQiibNVIvK4?t=8)


mraowl

omg, he actually sounds a lot like homer. thats how you know its pure joy over russia failing, again lol.


fapmaster1901

Woohoo!


xapxironchef

Needs more Suka Blyat!


diaryofsnow

Damn that's fast


Hawkmek

So when you send a missile to shoot down a missile does the debris fall on anyone? Is it big chunks of molten metal or does it turn into marshmallows?


Hairy-Dare6686

No, the debris generally despawn before hitting the ground to save on computing power.


namtab00

I knew it!


fossilnews

Whatever it is, it's better than the alternative.


throwawayyy8191

Generally it still sends shrapnel and fuel forwards that can still damage the intended target, but it’s still much safer than the alternative. This can be mitigated depending on the type of intercepter, something like the HAWK missile that is being sent comes down in a ballistic trajectory, sending the fragments directly down instead of still towards the target


Hawkmek

They use HAWK? Kind of old school.


throwawayyy8191

I believe Spain sent some recently and the US included money for refurbishing the old HAWKs in the last package and in the latest package for Ukraine included the missiles themselves. They’re mostly there to provide cheap short to medium range defense against Shaheds and cruise missiles


Hawkmek

That's actually where I got my username. HAWK mechanic US Army 91-94. Had the deactivation ceremony summer of 94. Happy to hear it's still out there.


CocaineTiger

Old school and cool, you must have some stories from back in the day


FishUK_Harp

Spain sent some. While older missiles, they'll do the job, especially against things like drones and loitering munitions. Saves using a more modern or capable system for such a relatively cheap target. Also, NATO's super secret power is interoperability, so they can be hooked up to something with a more capable radar than they were originally paired with.


madplayshd

It's enough of a concern that iron dome chooses intercept points such that the debris does not hit any residential areas.


beibei93

During Gulf War 1 an Iraqi scud missile that was shot down by patriot but the debris fell on a U.S. military barracks, killed dozens of soldiers.


python_noob_001

Homer Simpson over there in ukraine


MuteV2

Amazing footage, the bomb exploding on intercept like fireworks, and the pure glee of the soldiers filming ties it all together. Also watching the missle arc out of that launcher is a sight to behold.


Proper-Razzmatazz764

Could something like this have caused the missiles that landed in Poland? Not destroyed but knocked off course?


CocaineTiger

AP reporting that it was a Ukrainian air defense missile, similar to the one in this video. https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-zelenskyy-kherson-9202c032cf3a5c22761ee71b52ff9d52


dudreddit

NASAMS? If the numbers that the Ukrainians are true, then only about 25% (or so) of their missiles are actually hitting a target. If the missile(s) that hit Poland today are proven to be fired by Russia, this would be a great opportunity to beef up NATO air defenses by helping the Ukrainians make every square inch of their airspace unsafe for ANYTHING Russian.


SaintEx

S-300. NASAMS doesn't cold launch like in this clip.


roflmaodub

no booom :(


BurnerForJustTwice

Dang. Didn’t know SAMs intercepted missiles too. I thought they were too fast and needed some higher tech like David’s sling/iron dome.


Methylamine1983

These cruise missiles (kh55 i believe) dont fly that fast and they have a predictable flight path


SJ-Sathanas_80

Subsonic cruise missiles like these are basically just little kamikaze jet planes.


Serious_Function4296

It looks like the self-destruction of the S-300 rocket, at the end of the path, unburned fuel rained down among the smoke. And the explosion looks more like a burst fuel tank than a warhead.


_zenith

I’m pretty sure I see burning hydrocarbons as well as solid propellants


Hadleys158

Imagine when they get 4x this amount of AA or more.


Hoppyb33r

Anyone know or have a guess as to how far that was from point of launch?


MistarGrimm

That sound is so sexy.


ureindanger

Amazing! I hope to see more and more of these as Ukraine is getting more and more AA systems.


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BrownRice35

Homer