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2014-08-07 03:48:58 PM  
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Because first you say it, then you do it!
 
2014-08-07 05:01:20 PM  
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"How was the fun-vee?"
 
2014-08-07 05:03:03 PM  
Looks more like a mortar round than a missile strike.

Those with more experience please add your thoughts.

/Certainly not a cluster bomb.
 
2014-08-07 05:03:22 PM  
The CIA has a lot to answer for.
 
2014-08-07 05:05:37 PM  
The driver claims his life was saved by the car which had been reinforced with an additional metal frame

Are civilians going all Road Warrior over there already?
 
2014-08-07 05:08:59 PM  

fusillade762: The driver claims his life was saved by the car which had been reinforced with an additional metal frame

Are civilians going all Road Warrior over there already?


Your question is 50 years late.
 
2014-08-07 05:12:49 PM  

AirForceVet: Looks more like a mortar round than a missile strike.

Those with more experience please add your thoughts.

/Certainly not a cluster bomb.


I think it was an artillery shell. It looks like it penetrated the ground just to the side and went under the edge of the road before exploding. It looked like the angle was too shallow and it penetrated too deep to be a mortar, but that's my amateur guess as well.
 
2014-08-07 05:23:24 PM  
Wow, that's some good road, by Ukrainian standards.

Errrr... was a good road...

As for the car being reinforced, that's not unusual for the region. I guess, by what I see from the car, that it was Lada Niva - the farking rust bucket on wheels, but the frame is solid and easily reinforced (no danger of harming interior since the thing doesn't have the interior to speak of) and it has hugely powerful engine that practically can't be damaged and sturdy shock absorbers, which make it very popular anywhere where there are no roads to speak of. In other words, perfect for Ukraine or Russia.
 
2014-08-07 05:39:33 PM  

Grahor: Wow, that's some good road, by Ukrainian standards.

Errrr... was a good road...

As for the car being reinforced, that's not unusual for the region. I guess, by what I see from the car, that it was Lada Niva - the farking rust bucket on wheels, but the frame is solid and easily reinforced (no danger of harming interior since the thing doesn't have the interior to speak of) and it has hugely powerful engine that practically can't be damaged and sturdy shock absorbers, which make it very popular anywhere where there are no roads to speak of. In other words, perfect for Ukraine or Russia.


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2014-08-07 05:40:54 PM  
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2014-08-07 05:43:49 PM  

cgraves67: AirForceVet: Looks more like a mortar round than a missile strike.

Those with more experience please add your thoughts.

/Certainly not a cluster bomb.

I think it was an artillery shell. It looks like it penetrated the ground just to the side and went under the edge of the road before exploding. It looked like the angle was too shallow and it penetrated too deep to be a mortar, but that's my amateur guess as well.


Mortars are artillery shells. Artillery comes in 3 flavors, mortars are the ones with really high arcs. The article left open that it couls be a missile or mortar.
 
2014-08-07 05:44:43 PM  

BigNumber12: The CIA has a lot to answer for.


They work for the Russians TOO?!?
 
2014-08-07 05:46:00 PM  
Reinforcing the frame is probably mandatory if you own a Lada.
 
2014-08-07 05:47:12 PM  

Grahor: it has hugely powerful engine


80 bhp.  Still, Fifth Gear (whatever the hell that is) liked it a lot.
 
2014-08-07 05:58:51 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: 80 bhp.  Still, Fifth Gear (whatever the hell that is) liked it a lot.


I have no idea about technical specifics, but I remember when 2 rather big and powerful cars we were driving in got stuck in snow in Russia. Like, completely, stuck in the deep track. Lada Niva appeared, like, just a box of rust and flaking paint, the driver looked at us, simply turned out of track, effortlessly, and that was a deep one, drive around in deep snow, without even a road, and pulled out both of us, just like that, without any trouble.

That was impressive. :)
 
2014-08-07 05:59:29 PM  
If they had left on time the blast would have been well behind them.
 
2014-08-07 06:02:41 PM  

AirForceVet: Looks more like a mortar round than a missile strike.

Those with more experience please add your thoughts.

/Certainly not a cluster bomb.


The articles says mortar.
 
2014-08-07 06:08:29 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: The articles says mortar.


That's probably a mistranslation from original article. The article in Ukrainian says "supposedly howitzer shell".
 
2014-08-07 06:08:48 PM  

AirForceVet: Looks more like a mortar round than a missile strike.

Those with more experience please add your thoughts.

/Certainly not a cluster bomb.


More like artillery IMHO
 
2014-08-07 06:25:45 PM  
"Well, they don't come any closher than that!"

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/couldn't find a still with the dialogue
//(hangs head, penis in shame)
 
2014-08-07 06:26:46 PM  
Well it could be a large mortar.  Mortars go from something like this (which is what most people think of as a mortar) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NFmcGvoB4Y

To this large towed mortar, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U97MezTTV4

Given the penetration and blast, I would suspect it is a larger mortar to an artillery shell.  Most rockets in the Russian equipment most sides use are fired in large salvos for effect and we didn't hear or see any other blasts nearby.
 
2014-08-07 06:30:12 PM  
This is not the baysplosion that Hollywood has taught me to believe!
 
2014-08-07 06:41:10 PM  
Thanks, Putin.
 
2014-08-07 06:44:40 PM  
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2014-08-07 07:07:57 PM  
Came for the pedants chiming in that a shell is not a missile, disappointed that the pedant kings haven't yet arrived to explain that shells are technically missiles.

/a rocket is a missile, but a missile need not be a rocket
 
2014-08-07 07:15:05 PM  
81mm mortar is classified as "light artillery", and that looked rather larger than that. Maybe 155 field piece or a bit smaller. And Mortar rounds don't generally penetrate asphalt. At least not to that depth.
 
2014-08-07 07:24:27 PM  
That was clearly an AK-47.
 
2014-08-07 07:31:14 PM  
So Ukraine has been set up the bomb?
 
2014-08-07 07:33:08 PM  

alphamnemonic: That was clearly an AK-47.


Are you sure? I thought it wasn't big enough. I bet it was a Glock.
 
2014-08-07 07:58:15 PM  

Tobin_Lam: alphamnemonic: That was clearly an AK-47.

Are you sure? I thought it wasn't big enough. I bet it was a Glock.


Tobin_Lam: alphamnemonic: That was clearly an AK-47.

Are you sure? I thought it wasn't big enough. I bet it was a Glock.


Bull!  Clearly an AR-15-ski
 
2014-08-07 08:01:01 PM  
Pretty sure it was a pitbull.

/How did I do?
 
2014-08-07 08:29:12 PM  
cruising around in a war zone?  What part of stay the fark home, hide behind the biggest rock, thickest mason walls is a little incomprehensible to this guy?
 
2014-08-07 09:08:51 PM  
Does my car insurance cover that?
 
2014-08-07 09:49:04 PM  
I knew I heard a commotion after I farted earlier.
 
2014-08-07 10:08:41 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: "Well, they don't come any closher than that!"

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/couldn't find a still with the dialogue
//(hangs head, penis in shame)


Came for this.
 
2014-08-08 04:41:14 AM  

danno_to_infinity: cruising around in a war zone?  What part of stay the fark home, hide behind the biggest rock, thickest mason walls is a little incomprehensible to this guy?


For how long? What are you going to eat while doing it? To drink? Who's going to pay your bills?

Donetsk is a city of 1 million people. It's right in the center of warzone; in fact, it's a warzone itself. Every day hundreds of trucks deliver food and necessities to its shops; people (the lucky ones) still go to work every day, dodging the shells, and try to do whatever it is they do to for the business to sell it (and you need a truck to get it out of the warzone) and to get paid. City utilities continue to be operated, and whenever the shell damages something, the workers have to repair it.

If you've evacuated your family from warzone, they need money to stay anywhere else, and there is no work anywhere else, so you do your best to earn something in a warzone. If you have a farm or a small business, banks ain't gonna stop asking for loan payments just because it's in a warzone, are they? And so on.

There are what, 4 million people in the warzone? How are they supposed to live while staying at home?

The life goes on. Taxi drivers, truck drivers, banks' money runners, all kind of people move in and around warzone every day, crossing checkpoints between Ukrainian and separatists territory by hundreds every day, and so on. Yeah, sometimes you get an unlucky bullet, or get arrested/kidnapped/disappear for a time of forever, sometimes you get shot by mistake (and then are usually blamed for being a separatist/terrorist/whatever), you practice "duck and cover" thing whenever you hear Grad's salvo flying your way, but hey, it's a life, and people still have to make a living.
 
2014-08-08 07:48:03 AM  
Russian/Ukranian dashcam video of the war is one of those things that i totally didn't think of before I saw it, but once I did it makes all the sense in the world.  Hell, there's probably dashcam video of the shot down Malaysian Airliner out there that'll surface someday.
 
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