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Originally posted by FightHard
What an understatement; watch the video. It's an absolute inferno, blazing and exploding, for over a DAY?
We as a species have made it clear time and time again, we cannot be trusted with such power, we will ALWAYS end up hurting ourselves with such weapons, and dangerous facilities.
Originally posted by Lazyninja
usually metal isn't flammable or affected much by heat apart from expanding very slightly.
Originally posted by BRITWARRIOR
reply to post by PuterMan
The sub was most definitely on fire, and for more than a day, i think that is of a threat to the many warheads on board, warheads are not removed for minor repairs
edit on 14-2-2012 by BRITWARRIOR because: (no reason given)
It was recently revealed that a Russian submarine, that caught fire while in a dry dock last December, still had 16 nuclear ballistic missiles, plus four non-nuclear torpedoes stored in launch tubes. Normally, these weapons are removed before entering dry dock. Initially the Russian Defense Ministry said this had been done. But local journalists spoke with shipyard workers who confirmed that the navy commanders and shipyard managers agreed to save time (about two weeks) and not remove the missiles and torpedoes. During the fire, crewmen inside the sub removed the torpedoes from their launch tubes to prevent the fire on the hull from triggering one of the torpedo warheads (each carrying 300 kg/660 pounds of explosives). One torpedo going off could have set the others off, which might have led to a breach in the nuclear reactor containment, and the detonation of the ballistic missile warheads. The explosives in the nuclear warheads would not have caused a nuclear explosion, but would have spread the nuclear material over a wide area. Some of the hypergolic fuel of the ballistic missiles would also ignite, helping to spread vaporized nuclear material even further.