Russian destroyer fails to test-fire missile, narrowly missing its own head

A short video of a missile failure by the Russian Navy has surfaced on the Internet. 1155M destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (BPK543) fired a 3M-54 (Kalibr-NK) “caliber “The missile spiraled over the warship until it disintegrated and crashed in the vicinity of the warship.

The missile’s uncontrolled position was near the overhead of the warship, so the warship was not damaged and the crew was not injured.

The 1155M Marshal Shaposhnikov was a member of the Udaloy class (NATO’s Udaloy-class destroyer). class destroyer), 163.5 meters in length, 19.3 meters in width, 7,000 tons in displacement, and a maximum top speed of 30 knots. It was the last generation of anti-submarine destroyers built by the Soviet Union before the end of the Cold War, with a total of 13 ships in service from 1980 to 1999, of which 9 are in service.

“The Marshal Shaposhnikov is the 7th ship, commissioned in 1985 and homeported in Vladivostok in the Far East. She has been modernized and upgraded with the latest Caliber-NK land attack missiles and Kh-35U anti-ship missiles, and there are plans to add the Tsirkon hypersonic weapon.