[Video] Russian Tunguska Anti-Aircraft Vehicle’s Firing System Goes Awry Almost Kills Everyone

Tunguska anti-aircraft weapon system jammed machine. Footage from different point of views.

The following videos show a 9K22 Tunguska anti aircraft weapon system going out of control during live firing activity. Although some sources say footage was shot during the recent invasion of Crimea, it’s unclear when and where it was actually filmed.

Designed to provide all weather, day and night protection for infantry and tank regiments against low-flying aircraft, helicopters, and cruise missiles, it is armed with a surface-to-air gun and missiles.

Here’s the footage allegedly filmed from the inside:

H/T to “nohandsnick” for the heads-up


Enhanced by Zemanta
About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.


  1. Was that Puttin in the TC seat? About 20 years ago while docked in Pearl Harbor the USS Lake Erie CIWS accidently fired……But only TWO rounds.

  2. Perhaps the barrel overheated and the rounds started ‘cooking off’ and detonating from the heat.

  3. There´s another video of the same incident on youtube, filmed from some kind of elevated observing/command post about 100m behind the Tunguskas. Unfortunately i can´t find it again at the moment, the titel is in russian… It clearly shows two things:
    1) It´s a firing practice
    2) The guys in the elevated (!) command post are not too happy about this either

    What kind of malfunction can lead to this total mess? I Thought cooking rounds are a thing of the past – and it still doesn´t explain the turret going rodeo…

Comments are closed.