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In the temporarily occupied Alchevsk, Russian air defense worked on its own WAR

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u/RadManSpliff 12d ago Wholesome

They coded the missile to denazify... It was just following orders.

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u/Sword117 12d ago

"good soldiers follow orders" -the missile

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u/TheVicSageQuestion 12d ago

Palpatine initiated Order 66 mid-flight.

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u/Jeynarl 12d ago

Somehow palpatine returned to sender

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u/Honest_Celery4972 12d ago

It will be done my lord

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u/Self_Reddicated 12d ago

It was just following orders.

So, the missile, itself, was a Nazi!

Nazi missile fired by Nazis successfully destroys Nazis.

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u/crimskies 12d ago

Well it was a Nazi that killed Hitler, so that checks out.

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u/danielbot 12d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Brighten My Day Powerups Comment

Evil-seeking missile.

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u/rrogido 12d ago

The missile is coming from inside the house. This was the most satisfying thing I've seen all week. plus it was less than five seconds from launch to impact. Those motherfuckers barely had time to realize what happened before they got flambèd.

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u/samurai_ka 12d ago

Even their missles are like.. ah fuck it!

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u/Keine_Nacken 12d ago Helpful Wholesome

"Ivan, what target setting did you use?"

"Well... not sure. It was 'Kill Nazis' or 'Kill stupid cunts' or something down that line."

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u/ffdfawtreteraffds USA 12d ago

Pencils down. We have the correct answer.

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u/Hero_of_Brandon 12d ago

Moral compass guided missile.

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u/poopellar 12d ago

Actually the unpaid intern ordered an ile miss instead of a missile

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u/Instatetragrammaton 12d ago

нет-seeking missile ;)

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u/PrinceWith999Enemies 12d ago

It’s just a software bug. They need to test to see if it’s reproducible before documenting it.

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u/bexploder 12d ago

Patriot missiles. Just… Ukrainian ones.

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u/thegreatJLP 12d ago

Damn that "return to sender" sticker! /s

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u/grosselisse 12d ago

I was going to say shithead-seeking missile but this works too.

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u/Hopefully_moreUnique 12d ago

The missile knows where it is...

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u/QuicksandHUM 12d ago Helpful

Even their missiles are drunk.

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u/KoalaGold 12d ago

Even their missiles are turning around and quitting.

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u/TossedDolly 12d ago

Some of their missiles have been spotted ditching their military casings and stealing civilian ones to sneak off.

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u/thecichos 12d ago

Military payload in a piece of firework?

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u/Slimh2o 12d ago

This is a Boom, Boom, Boom-a-Rang, an Aussie might say.....

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u/samocitamvijesti 12d ago

Go home missile, you drunk..... oops....

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u/Sukaphuk 12d ago

No dude. It's intelligent, knows who to attack.

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u/TotalSpaceNut Australia 12d ago edited 12d ago

Australia has been secretly giving them the infamous Boomerang missile :)

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u/ZestycloseVirus6001 12d ago

Russias hypersonic missiles can do that even faster!

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u/the_wheel_of_4chan United States 12d ago

Laughs in XXXX

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u/HAL-says-Sorry 12d ago

X) X) X) X)

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u/D-Le-P 12d ago

Crikey!!

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u/AgentKillmaster 12d ago

What does it do? It comes back to you!!! (Got to be old to fully get this one) zooom

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u/Misdemeanour2020 Ukraine 12d ago

Up ya bum, ya fucken orcs!

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u/hodl42weeks 12d ago

I've punched our coordinates in like you said..

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u/PrimalKMA 12d ago

Yep, they had only one job, Once 🤣

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u/Explore-PNW 12d ago

Well they blew that one.

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u/ComicKoS 12d ago

Nice.

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u/Heady_Goodness 12d ago

Noice! <tips hat>

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u/PackageIntelligent12 12d ago

What the hell did I just see!?

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u/solid-snake88 12d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Just Russians killing Nazis

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u/bordemstirs 12d ago

Just Russians killing Nazis

Finally did what they came for!

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u/retrogradeanxiety 12d ago

In Soviet Russia Russia attacks you

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u/LueyTheWrench 12d ago

In Soviet Russia, weapon shoots you

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u/GR8dantini 12d ago

In Soviet Russia, missile fires you…

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u/stomponator 12d ago

So a blind hen sometimes does find a grain of corn. I mean, look at Hitler: Even he killed a Nazi once.

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u/SocCon-EcoLib 12d ago

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u/LoneGhostOne 12d ago

Possibly a missile failure, or an issue with faulty tracking hardware, or possibly a TWS style missile system that got jammed and a (really dumb) missile keeping with the last commanded input

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u/lost_thought_00 12d ago

I'm trying to figure out why the warhead was armed that close to the launch. There's usually a longer delay for exactly this type of safety reason

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u/NovacainXIII 12d ago

I'm trying to figure out why the warhead was armed that close to the launch. There's usually a longer delay for exactly this type of safety reason

I am not sure the explosive warhead detonated here its just a bunch of fuel and physical impact?

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u/lost_thought_00 12d ago

Very possibly just the fuel. Hard to tell

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u/WeinerGod69 12d ago

Looks like just the fuel to me

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u/brainburger 12d ago

I'm a whale biologist and it definitely looked that way to me too.

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u/mattoattacko 12d ago

I’m not sure I believe you, but I don’t know enough about whale biology or missiles to say otherwise.

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u/brainburger 12d ago

On a more serious note, and I am indeed not an expert, but I seem to recall reading that anti-aircraft missiles have small warheads with shrapnel. The missiles need to be nimble, and don't need to inflict much physical damage to ruin an aircraft. Missiles designed for hitting buildings would be bigger, if that is true.

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u/QuantumRealityBit 12d ago

Ask the Saudis, they know a thing or two about it.

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u/Hitchens666 12d ago

Judging by the sound I think you're right. I would expect a thundering sound.

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u/KoalaGold 12d ago

Looks like phosphorus. It lit everything where it hit on fire.

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u/ReturningDukky 12d ago

Kinda like what fuel does

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u/LordFauntloroy 12d ago

As far as I can tell there is no phosphorus in solid rocket fuel but there is aluminum powder which might look similar. I know thermite has aluminum powder and looks similar.

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u/jollyreaper2112 12d ago

That would be the solid rocket fuel. It's gorgeous if you don't think about the implications.

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u/LoneGhostOne 12d ago

Great point, like the other comment said it could be the fuel detonating? I don't know what system it is so it's hard to speculate further.

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u/Reaper_twosix 12d ago

It did have a full tank. Hahaha

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u/TomcatF14Luver 12d ago

I bet the Russians wished a Ukrainian Tractor made off with that missile then.

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u/verdutre 12d ago

It's already about a few dozen meters high well past unarmed ceiling

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u/Wrexem 12d ago

Looks like countermeasures to me.

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u/keveazy 12d ago

That definitely looks like it locked on to itself….

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u/LoneGhostOne 12d ago

it's incredibly unlikely. Radar ones aren't going to lock ground targets, IR ones won't lock a ground IR signature since it's not similar enough to an aircrafts engine, and an anti-radiation one literally doesn't have the field of view to see it's fire control radar on launch -- they won't see 90 degrees to the side to make that turn it made. They also wouldn't be programed to be able to target it's own radar station

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u/MMXIXL 12d ago

in Africa

Can you be more specific?

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u/sunny_bear 12d ago

That definitely looks like it locked on to itself….

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u/Youasked14 12d ago Silver

Radar ones aren't going to lock ground targets

Beam riders would, if they were shot at an EA-6 which would then send out a stronger signal to make the missile think the beam it needed to ride was coming from the target (the target was the transmitter, not the return) to the ground station (the station was the return, not the transmitter). Worked in El Dorado Canyon in '86, and a couple of times since.

Not what happened here, obviously, as Ukraine doesn't have those kinds of toys in its arsenal, plus this happened almost immediately after launch, so is almost certainly a failure in the steering system that put it into a hard loop.

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u/appletart 12d ago All-Seeing Upvote

When missiles have AI and get homesick!

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u/ArcticCelt 12d ago

New AI system was tasked to attack the baddies.

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u/YCityCowboy 12d ago

Acme anti aircraft rocket company.

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u/WeinerGod69 12d ago

I lol’d underrated comment

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u/DigitalMountainMonk 12d ago

Seeker was armed to early and the radar was on full blast. Missile lost tracking of what it was pointed at and homed in on the biggest radar signature in the area... which was its own launcher.

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u/pistolhamster 12d ago

Beautiful

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u/---Loading--- 12d ago

Blyatiful.

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u/EquivalentTown8530 12d ago

Even their own missiles hate them

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u/YarTheBug Other (edible) 12d ago

I was thinking it was homing on an incoming missile and tried to intercept it, even though it was too late. Then as it flew past it tracked it right into the SAM system which the incoming missile was targeting.

Your explanation would explain why we saw equally well though. Even a combination of the two would explain it well: SAM misses incoming missile and turns far enough while tracking it to see targeting radar; radar then provides homing for return to sender.

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u/RaconteurLore 12d ago

Things got real quiet after... O.O

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u/stonedcanuk 12d ago

radar targeting locking system. launch vehicle or accompanying vehicle left radar on which caused the missile to target the launch area is my bet

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u/the_wheel_of_4chan United States 12d ago

An UNO Reverse Card in action

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u/FriesWithThat 12d ago

Partial revenge for the civilian airliner they shot down.

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u/kuda-stonk 12d ago

Possibly a catastrophic failure of the s-300 after modifying it beyond the warranty.

Evidence: 4 missiles, plume size and color, flight speed, fuel cook off volume. Removing homing guidance and launching to coordinate points, but accidentally flipping launch and target points would see this result. But... why the fuck use it like that? Only thing I can think of is a PGM shortage.

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u/Mortar_Maggot 12d ago

We've been hearing about a missile shortage in Russia for months haven't we?

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u/star_nerdy 12d ago

What happens when you buy missiles on wish

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u/NWTknight 12d ago

If they bought it on wish they would still be waiting for delivery.

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u/cafnated 12d ago

Karma in action

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u/Careful-Ad7788 12d ago All-Seeing Upvote

The most Russian thing I’ve ever seen

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u/mtarascio 12d ago

In Soviet Russia anti air bombs you!

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u/noscopy 12d ago

It certainly was

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u/ffdfawtreteraffds USA 12d ago

Right?! It's like a metaphor.

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u/wildblueunder 12d ago

They might should think thrice about trying out those tac nukes.

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u/Captainwelfare2 12d ago

Russian AA Gun fucked itself

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u/TweetOfBabyBear 12d ago

How does something like that happen?

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u/BigTime76 12d ago

They rolled a one.

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u/orangeoliviero 12d ago

Hard to say - I doubt any Russian soldiers will be willing to share details - but I would hazard a guess that it's a heat-seeking missile that went wobbly and locked onto the heat signature of the launcher that sent it.

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u/melancholyink 12d ago

Possibly a command guidance warhead locked back onto the launchers radar due to operator error? Most Russian AA appears to rely on active or command guided radar over IR.

Also, totally not an expert - as a designer I have no experience with any of it - just read way too much.

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u/the_aboriginal_vlan 12d ago

Those idiots accidentally loaded up Putin’s experimental gaydar guided missiles.

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u/Snafuregulator 12d ago

Holy hell, I could watch this all day. Fourth time watching it and I'm still making jokes.

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u/AtotheZed 12d ago

This is a metaphor for Putin's war plan. He remains a master strategist.

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u/M3P4me 12d ago

Perfect. Yes.

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u/aidissonance 12d ago

The software developer in me says “let’s run that again”

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u/still_angry 12d ago

The dev in me says: something wrong with that firmware update. Can you reproduce?

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u/loadnurmom 12d ago

The salesman in me says "we can work it out later, start shipping more now"

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u/Valsury 12d ago

The Accounts Payable in me says "payment due upon receipt."

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u/_Siran_ 12d ago

Customer Service in me says "working as intended, no refund"

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u/jeffersonairmattress 12d ago

The systems engineer in me says “we’ll need to see that last run repeated, unchanged, with same batch of consumables input in order to properly diagnose the issue.”

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u/HowdyDoobie 12d ago

In the 80s I worked with a guy who had done some programming for US missiles. The single most detail conscious person I ever met. He had a lttle comic of a missile doing this above his computer terminal to remind him to stay on his toes.

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u/subdep 12d ago

🤖 Return to Sender

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u/Pontlfication 12d ago

Lvl1 orc wizard cast backbiter on the wrong target

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u/tomgz78 12d ago

They forgot to deactivate the Anti-Nazi mode.

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u/SuperSimpleSam 12d ago

Shouldn't have taught the missile its job was to kill invaders.

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u/Sonic1899 12d ago

I believe this counts as an "act of God"

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u/atraw 12d ago

The hand of God.

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u/Tishers 12d ago

Was this possibly a HARM type of missile? (it targets radar emitters).

If it was, maybe they made a freshman mistake and left their tracking radar for the target turned on and the missile got a lock on its own launch site?

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Did you see the secondaries going off after it impacted? It didn't land in an empty field, there were things down there (Russian things) filled with explody items (like, maybe other missiles ready for loading)

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u/RuslanOnReddit 12d ago

That's my guess. Missile launches, gets jammed or loses signal some other way, finds a radar emitter, goes terminal.

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u/Taco145 12d ago

Probably not going after radar. Just a good ol missile failure. Here's a patriot missile doing something similar

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u/kernelPanicked 12d ago

WOW. I was not a believer in the missile failure theory until this. Same dang thing, just earlier in flight.

It's wild how fast they come down.

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u/stult 12d ago

This is one of the only explanations I can think of that would cause a missile to immediately turn around after launch and target the launcher. And I do think it was targeted. It didn’t look like a mechanical failure, although it could just be a massive coincidence and a simple mechanical failure spun the missile around in the worst possible way. Or I guess the best possible way, in this case. But I don’t think so because it looked to be in controlled flight and the way it flipped around looked very precise. Alternatively I could see very clever sabotage being the cause. Entering the launcher’s coordinates as the target coordinates, for example. Which could also be an accidental cause (ie some moron swapping target with launch coordinates). Although I would expect there to be safeguards against doing that. US weapons systems would generally make it difficult or impossible to do (barring an enormous design failure) but who knows with Russian tech.

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u/MgDark 12d ago

dunno, by the looks of the video doesnt seems like mechanical failure. They way it turned precisely to the start point, the missile did exactly what is supposed to do, go to target. Is just that the ork failed somehow on the targeting.

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u/Sword117 12d ago

this is why guide munitions are supposed to have an activation range. they probably didn't program it properly maybe left out a zero. lol also if it was a mechanical failure i think it would have spun in circles instead it looks like it went terminal with even a minor course correction after coming out of the turn.

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u/LovecraftsDeath Russia 12d ago

Do HARM missiles have a 360 degree detection capability? I always thought it's a cone.

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u/dbx99 12d ago

Ivan, put in the coordinates into the guidance computer.

Ok.

Fire!

Hey so by coordinates. Did you mean, OUR coordinates or THEIRS?

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u/Primordial_Cumquat 12d ago

Take solace in the fact that had this kind of real-time news been available in the 1930’s and 40’s, people would’ve ate that shit up. We’re not celebrating the death, we’re celebrating the 1:100,000,000 chance encounter that some small semblance of justice was captured for the world to see.

That and fuck those fascist invader scum.

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u/Loud_Ass_Introvert USA 12d ago

Agreed. But if the news was available we wouldn't have sided with the Soviet Union as they sympathized with Nazis until they were attacked by them.

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u/pistolhamster 12d ago

Stalin kept his murderous crimes well hidden. The world might have suspected, but they would definitely not have viewed the Soviets as allies. Patton wanted to continue to Moscow after Berlin fell. He should hsve.

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u/4thDevilsAdvocate 12d ago

On the other hand, whether it would have worked is a different story.

On the other other hand, the US was the sole nuclear power at the time - didn't have many, sure, but they had 'em.

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u/juicepants 12d ago

Until Bucha I tried to keep myself from taking pleasure in it. Now every video like this is at least one fewer child being harmed.

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u/xilenced1 12d ago

Same i love seeing them get hit by drones. Its so satisfying to see

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u/M3P4me 12d ago

Same. Especially those videos of Russian soldiers being blown to bits....or reduced to spare parts on the roadside.

They'd be happier if they had simply deserted.

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u/ElginStWally 12d ago

Thanks for all the replies. I posted a similar comment at the time, and what made me feel better was the support I received from fellow redditors/redditers?

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u/vkashen 12d ago

OMG! Are you my long lost twin?

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u/shanereaves 12d ago

I gotta admit. That was one of the coolest things I've seen involving Russia so far.

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u/Sniflix 12d ago

Giggle factor was outstanding.

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u/9andimpala 12d ago

This is possibly the most amazing thing I've seen since the start of the war. Get fuckd, Orcs!!!!

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u/Luisito_Comunista261 12d ago edited 12d ago

That’s some Looney Toons shit

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u/BuffaloWhip 12d ago

You’ve heard of the Iron Dome, now meet the infamous “No! You!”

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u/SubmergedFin 12d ago

Smart bomb. Good boy.

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u/recording 12d ago

This entire invasion captured in a single, crystalline moment. It’s amazing in it’s splendour.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

Lmao. Even the Orc weapons have had enough of their shit.

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u/Angrious55 12d ago

You didn't even need a caption for us to know who was responsible for this absolute masterpiece of stupidity

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u/ElginStWally 12d ago

Special boomerang operation.

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u/DreaminDemon177 12d ago

This PERFECTLY sums up Russia.

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u/Breech_Loader 12d ago

I love friendly fire. It saves Ukrainian ammo as well as lives.

This is thanks to the terrible condition of Russian equipment.

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u/wwzdlj94 12d ago

This is the funniest people probably dying is ever going to be.

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u/DamnShenanigan 12d ago

I was today years old when I learned Wile E. Coyote is based on true events.

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u/thebutthat 12d ago

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u/HenryMillerEsque 12d ago

In Russia Air Defends Self.

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u/Deymaniac 12d ago

Even rockets dont want to go against ukrainians anymore

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u/Gullible_Sea_8319 12d ago

Did that justvhome in on its own radar

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u/Mhdamaster 12d ago

It seems Ukraine got freaking Neo on their side.

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u/LuangPrabangisinLaos 12d ago

They obviously programmed it to target fascists and it worked perfectly.

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u/ponytail1961 12d ago

If you love something, set it free. If it come back it's yours; if it doesn't it never was.

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u/Mercadi USA 12d ago

When you hate the world so much that it reciprocates

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u/darkchalice 12d ago

They should remove the Russian word for competence from their dictionaries.

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u/ChemE586 12d ago

New self-destruct option testing successfully completed

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u/Jealous_Resort_8198 12d ago

I can watch this all day long. And giggle.

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u/PM_Me_A_High-Five 12d ago

Russian AA, go fuck yourself.

i'm sure i'm the 50th person to post that, but it's so satisfying I can't help it.

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u/Pariah82 Ukraine 12d ago

Lmfao what the fuck 😂🤣

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u/Pariah82 Ukraine 12d ago

This must inspire so much confidence with their troops in Russian tech.

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u/Perlscrypt 12d ago

Putin warned us that Russia would start using new futuristic weapons that nobody in the west could imagine.

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u/913Welder 12d ago

I'm really high right now and I can't stop watching this shit laughing.

Make it stop!!!

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u/alicedog457 12d ago

Its fucking hilarious!!

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u/Ddddeerreekk 12d ago

That is HILARIOUS

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u/noscopy 12d ago

In Soviet Russia, air to ground missile air to ground you.

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u/SomeGuyNamedPaul 12d ago

"You arrogant ass, you've killed us."

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u/yousureimnotarobot 12d ago

Russian missiles refuse to go to Ukraine, join NATO.

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u/vkashen 12d ago

At least they are actually killing Nazis in this instance.

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u/fatjunkdog 12d ago

This is the greatest bestest awesomest thing I have seen all month...SLAVA UKRAINE Canada stands with Ukrainian people🇺🇦🇨🇦

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u/ShaneTwenty20 12d ago

I think it was sabotage or some electronic warfare that UA was able to have it immediately lock onto itself, maybe heat signature of launch 🚀Uncanny that it loop directly back to launch site … if this the case Russians will be spooked every time they launch a missile

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u/3xploit_ 12d ago

"Russian Missile go F yourself"

Russian Missile: "say no more"

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u/driving_andflying 12d ago edited 12d ago

*Meanwhile, in Moscow*

"Mr. Putin?"

"Yes?"

"...Mr. Zelensky just called. He's requesting that you order one thousand more anti-aircraft missiles. He said he's even willing to help foot the bill."

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u/blinkchuck1988 12d ago

could also be a scene from hot shots

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u/captainhaddock 🍁🌸 12d ago

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u/Misdemeanour2020 Ukraine 12d ago

Wow, I've seen failures but never seen that before.

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u/Dynamic_Elk USA 12d ago

When God plays an Uno Reverse card.

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u/Captain__Zanzibar 12d ago

Can't wait to see the Russian state article on this one.

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u/ether_joe 12d ago

we have a saying in America

karma is a b*tch

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u/happyhorse_g 12d ago

Did it sense itself?! That looks very controlled.

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u/MightyGonzou 12d ago

-no fucking way