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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2019 7:47 p.m. PST

Looks like the jihadis have something else to worry about tonight.

"Live by the sword, die by the sword" is an oft told quip. Looks like reality meets hyperbole with this new weapon.

Apparently, it is a Hellfire missile, sans explosive warhead, to keep collateral damage to a minimum, but it can hit with such precision as to ruin your whole day, or night, and perhaps even, the rest of your life.

Apparently, the "flying ginsu", or "ninja missile" is very effective. Think 6 x steel samurai sword blades flying at you at near supersonic speeds, and you'll get the idea.

Even without a warhead, its powerful enough to cut through steel and/or aluminum to get to the "soft center".

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Personal logo Dentatus Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian05 Dec 2019 4:21 a.m. PST

ouch.

Ghostrunner05 Dec 2019 9:33 a.m. PST

It slices. It dices!

Free delivery!

Reaper operators are standing by!

GrazingFire05 Dec 2019 10:26 a.m. PST

But, but how could this be?
People have been posting articles and comments on these boards about how inaccurate the Hellfire missile series is… Mostly baloney but it was apparently consumed with gusto…

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2019 11:50 a.m. PST

There have been dozens of revisions to the Hellfire since it was first fielded, just as there have been dozens of revisions to the Sidewinder missile. Today's Hellfire and Sidewinder are very accurate world class weapons. Compare them to the original Aim-9B fielded in the late 50s and the Hellfire fielded in the early 80s and the differences are amazing.

Today's weapons are constantly improved, tinkered with and altered. You can't ever just deem something good or bad based on the initial release. Compare the current British SA80 to the one fielded initially, or the current M4 carbine to the original M16 and you will hear very different reactions from the troops who had to use them.

Sundance06 Dec 2019 8:07 a.m. PST

Yes, TGerritsen, agreed. While the M4 is still a mother to clean, it doesn't jam like the M16/M16A1s did.

GrazingFire06 Dec 2019 8:40 p.m. PST

I was being snarky, sorry – I have seen Hellfire missiles in action in the early 90s (Gulf war 1)and in Afghanistan. I know how accurate they were even back than.

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