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Swedes use Grippen aircraft to bomb forest fire

  • 25-07-2018 3:33pm
    Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,667 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    Quite the story, this:
    The rescue service has had a problem with the fire at the shooting range in Trängslet, Älvdalen, since it broke out. This is due to the fact that there are roughly calibrated and undefined ammunition on site, and there has been fear that this will explode.

    The Armed Forces, therefore, have made a bombing over the fire with the help of Jas-plan.

    It was just before 12 on Wednesday that two Jas 39 flew across the fire zone in the Trängslet, each equipped with a bomb. Shortly thereafter a bomb, model GBU-49, hit the target.

    The bomb was dropped from a height of 3,000 meters and the GPS and laser-controlled bomb fell at a speed of 550 kilometers per hour.

    The bomber weighs 227 kilos, is GPS and laser controlled and can meet the target with a meter precision.

    Video in the link.