[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


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  1. second film , nothing “allegedly” about it.
    It’s obviously filmed from inside

  2. Awww no hat tip to OG Loc? I posted this in the Mi-24 invasion video comments yesterday. LOL

    BTW, anybody know how far a 30mm projectile fired from that cannon at a 15 degree elevation will travel? I’m guessing that rainbow spray at the end covered some distance.

    • OG Loc,
      I’m sorry, I didn’t see it on the comment first otherwise I would have thanked you. But, please send tips to my email address if you want to be sure I see them!!
      Thanks for reading The Aviationist and commenting on most of our posts!

  3. New and improved: the Tsunguska 360-degree air defense weapon. Having a problem with those pesky squirrels? Need to blow the leaves out of the trees? Then have we got the perfect chaingun weapon for you!

  4. This is when your “very dependable” fire control radar decides to track & engage a passing bird ;-)

    Another funny show from the Russian army with their Tiger stopped by a “diabolical Urkainian curb-weapon”:

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