This video shows that weapons release from military planes can go horribly wrong

Jan 08 2013 - 5 Comments

If you thought that just dropping an inert weapon during a test to validate a specific platform or procedure was an easy and safe task, you were wrong.

The following video shows a series of catastrophic incidents caused by a bomb release or tank jettison gone wrong.


Weapons separations involving new aircraft, pylons, tanks or ordnance are always filmed to evaluate and prevent incident like those shown in the video.

Weapons release gone wrong

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  • Simon Benedict

    Jesus, why do people ruin interesting videos by putting crap music all through them. It’s immature.

    • cencio4

      Original sound would suit best in most if not all cases!

      • Tim

        Usually there is no original sound. Why would they record 300kt wind noise? The cockpit voice is recorded separately.

  • Bombs Awaaay! Please….? Go. Away!

  • FoilHatWearer

    When you’re flying chase for a weapons test, it’s not a good idea to fly formation like you’re trying out for the Blue Angels.