GUN Sorry, we just flew a missile into your house

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Sorry, we just flew a missile into your house
    Friday, January 18, 2008
    http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=84502&in_page_id=2

    A homeowner in Russia got a fun surprise, when the Russian military accidentally fired a missile into his house.

    Russia's military offered compensation to him on Thursday, after the missile veered off course during a training exercise. The fact that is was described as a 'small rocket' is presumably a relief to the man.

    Russian Internet chatrooms were buzzing late Wednesday after local news agencies reported that 'an unidentified flying object dropped two bombs near Moscow.'

    A defense ministry official told Reuters two rockets had gone astray during a military exercise near Moscow on Wednesday afternoon. One hit the roof of an unoccupied house 2.2 miles away.

    'The damage is estimated at 60,000 rubles (£1,250). It will be compensated for in two days,' said Yevgeny Konashenkov, spokesman for Russian land troops.

    'The owner of the house treats the incident with understanding. He has no legal claims.'

    Luckily for the nearby compound of cottage houses, the rockets had disconnected at launch from the load of explosives which they normally carry to clear minefields. Which will come as a comfort to all the residents, we're sure.
     
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    IBinrussiameme
     
  3. mikeflys1

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    ie they told him he gets another if any legal claims are made.
     
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    WTF they have the entire tundra in siberia and they go and shoot missiles near a populated area??????
     
  5. VladTemplar

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    They just don't care, they never have.
     
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    Live rates at 2008.01.19 18:54:36 UTC


    60,000.00 RUB=2,447.48 USD


    oh my bad, heres 2500 we'll call it even
     
  7. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Seems kinda cheap to fix a missile hole in your house, I don't think they have mexicans out front of the home depot's over there.
     
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    'The damage is estimated at 60,000 rubles (£1,250). It will be compensated for in two days,' said Yevgeny Konashenkov, spokesman for Russian land troops.

    must be a shitty missle, off target and devastates the enemy with the destructive force that can penetrate 4x8 sheets of mdf :rofl:
     
  9. TL1000RSquid

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    Probably didn't have a live warhead on it. Was probably something unguided like a katusha rocket, if it was an actual missile unless it hit it after running out of fuel it would still make a big boom.
     
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    Think about it though, $2500 is a lot of money in Russia. Their GDP-PPP (Purchasing Power Parity, which is the best thing to use when figuring out how much someone can buy when comparing two economies) per capita in 2006 was ~$12,200. That means $2,500 to them is rather significant.

    Our GDP-PPP for 2006 was $43,800, so basically 359% higher than theirs. Increase that $2,500 by 359% and you get $8975. Still not a lot, but if you had a cheap as shit house and people basically BEGGING for work along with ridiculously cheap materials and no endless government regs on your building codes?

    I bet he'll have no problem getting his house fixed up.
     
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    reading the article ftw
     
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    cause i seriously thought it was a shitty rocket. whatever. its still fucked that it only caused 2500 worth of damage
     
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    Sounds like it was one of these its what they use on minefields, 220mm rocket
    [​IMG]
     
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    what it looks like when one hits something with its warhead
    [​IMG]
     
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    is that a tank?
     
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    T72 chasis with rocket tubes instead of the turret.
     
  17. NEp8ntballer

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    meh, it's like a ballistic two by four moving at speeds above hurricane winds. it probably made some pretty clean holes because of the speed. no boom means that there is a lot less energy.

    I apologize if you were being sarcastic, it's hard to pick up on over the internet.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of rough-looking fellows paid him a quick visit to make sure he had a certain "understanding."
     

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