Skip to comments.REAL combat between Russian navy and Somali pirates (3min YouTube video)
Posted on 09/06/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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DOn’t think the hostages made it, do you?
Good on the Russians. We need to see much more of this direct action at sea, as well as interdictions at the Somali seaports.
R2D2 gets the job done.
Somalia needs to be made a boat free zone for the next 40 years.
—looks more like target practise than “combat” to me-—
Wazzat a Gatling Gun?..........
I counted 3-4 hits out of 100-200+ rounds. Seems that’s all it took to scratch those dinghys.
Looks like it. The Russian answer to Phalanx?
LOL at the way they keep firing after the last secondary explosion.
I wonder if the Somalian pirates will attack Russian flagged vessels again? That was brutal.
Vympel A 30mm CIWS
I WANT ONE.......or TWO...............
It’s already a Food Free Zone.............
,,,,,, Russians love their vodka ,,, accuracy ,,,, who needs it ,,,, gimme another swig comrade.
Yeah, believe it is a 30mm CIWS similar to the Phalanx, but not using an integral tracking radar.
Yeah, the accuracy wasn’t very good, but I loved the way they wouldn’t stop. If it had been us, we would’ve fired a few rounds across the bow, then paused to talk, then repeat, and repeat again. Then fire a few into the boat, then pause a long time while we continued talking, ad nauseum. But for the Russians, it was TAKE THAT!... AND THAT!... AND THAT!... TAKE THAT!... AND THAT!... AND THAT!... TAKE THAT!... AND THAT!... AND THAT!... until there was just a pile of burning splinters on the surface. Loved it.
Some of those rounds were going through the target, I’m sure. A flimsy fishing boat might not even detonate a cannon shell.
I like seeing the civilized nations dealing with this menace but the reality is that such encounters with warships are rare. The pirates have strategies and equipment that allow them to attack multiple targets as they like. The naval resources required to protect all ships from this threat cannot be utilized without causing harm to meeting other security obligations.
I was thinking the same thing. Were they whaling at the same time? ;-)
Thanx for the video.Just made my day.Gives me a feeling of satisfaction to see those pirates/thugs getting what’s due:)
Those looked like 20mm shells, about 30-50 at a time. As long as they get ‘close’, it counts, I guess.
“A little to the left, Vlad!”
Ammo Stamps/EBT for same too.
No point in going back to port will any full magazines below ship’s deck. Capt Pooty-Poot won’t like that!
shame we can;t be more like the Russians when it comes ot this.
They just don;t give a crap and when they fight they fight to kill.
We have now infesting on our military PC, we have cross dressers and homosexuals running around, rape is up last year on men up to 19,000 sexual assaults last year and that only includes those who reported this.
Well done obama and the fringe lunatic left, you couldn’t defeat the boy scouts but you got the military
Must have hit something solid; I saw a couple of explosions, unless they were secondary explosions from an ongoing fire.
Not sure our CIWS would even work on a surface target.
Well blow me down! Those scurvy rats are now shark bait.
By Störtebeker’s beard, those scallywags will from now on be givin’ the Russkies a wide berth.
The more modern Phalanx models have surface-fire modes.
dunno about whaling but the camera guy seems to have difficulties with his sea legs..was it cocktail hour?
The Somalis probably thought it was an American Warship and 0bama would have everyone bow to them.
“shame we can;t be more like the Russians when it comes ot this.
They just don;t give a crap and when they fight they fight to kill.”
That may be true, but the Afghans held out against the Soviets, thwarted them, and won (the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan).
Perhaps we should learn something by THAT example, as well.
It would have been nice had he cleaned the lens too.
Save the whales! Dive, Dive, Dive! Ban the Russkies! (;^[O~
here is a better view
By the way that guy was shooting I’m surprised he didn’t get the boat, 4 oil tankers, several whales, three airliners, and a satellite or two while he was at it. ;-)
He hit darmed near everything else within and out of sight! What a shot. 30mm is a lot of lead going downrange. Yikes!
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