US Army helicopter mistakenly releases dummy missile in upstate NY


#1

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#2

Can I infer from the headline they meant to release a real one?


#3

Your understanding of the wants and desires of the US Army is likely far greater than mine.


#4

These things probably make great pontoons.

My uncle used to build oystering machines on pairs of dummy torpedoes.


#5

Released it? Like back into the wild? Do you think it can fend for itself?


#6

Dummy missile?
Were any Repub presidential candidates in the area? Those missiles would have locked right onto their signal…


#7

My friends in the upper ends of the high-power rocketry hobby would look at the empty shell as a flight-conversion challenge.

Or at least a valuable source of scale data.


#8

Most likely just that. The frame may not (or may?) have enough strength to accommodate a rocket engine. No engine of its own, no warhead, also apparently no electrooptics to salvage.

Would be nice to put on the wall as a trophy, but that’s about it.


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#10

I’m betting 5 years from now it’ll turn up in some red neck swap meet / garage sale for $50. Don’t sweat it!


#11

It missed. Schumer’s still there.


#12

Lamont! Ya Big Dummy!


#13

Never gonna find it. A hundred pounds with a nice 9.8m/sec squared landing nose first into the woods? It’s buried itself.


#14

I am the god of (inert training) Hellfire…


#15

14 comments in and no one has referenced this yet?


#16

That’s not a dummy missile, that’s a dummy on a bomb. :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

Yeah, but still surprised someone didn’t mention it yet…


#18

Sigh…
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I LOVE Dr StrangeLove, my spouse hates.
There might be room in my heart from the hole left by MKB.


#19

Whats the scale of the photo? It needs a 20 cent coin or a 7 metre ruler to give us an idea of size.


#20

A 20¢ coin? You some kind of UKistani?

ETA: Answered my own question.