Ukraine makes history

Ukraine successfully hit a Russian Sub with a missile without the benefit of any ASW (anti submarine warfare) capabilities. Okay, they did it by hitting a boat that was in drydock, still, no small accomplishment.

Ukraine used a British Storm Shadow missile for the attack on the ‘Rostov-on-Don’, a kilo class boat. It uses a two warhead ‘tandem’ payload, the first warhead is a small shaped charge to penetrate the outer layer (hull) the second charge then detonates inside. NOTE the steel folded outward in the photo. The Kremlin immediately claimed they would repair the two that were damaged in the Sevastopol drydock, but from the damage that must have been caused inside the sub it would seem doubtful.

Next Hawkbill base meeting is scheduled for October 21st at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge at 123 N. Ash beginning at Noon.