LH526 wrote:JetBuddy wrote:LH526 wrote:
Why would the warhead come down so close the actual wreckage (within yards) when it hit the plane minutes earlier and quite some miles away?
The crash site / wreckage area is quite large. Hundreds of meters in multiple directions.
That's not the warhead itself. It's the tip of the missile, likely containing some actuators steering the control surfaces / fins during flight. It would detach before or during detonation of the warhead. The warhead itself explodes sideways in a circle, not forward. That would explain why the tip is intact.
You are right, but it does not explain why the missile-tip came to rest within a hundred yards of the debris field when the actual impact is supposed to be miles away.
I don't know. It would have to follow the same trajectory as the aircraft itself somehow.
I'm not an expert in ballistics, so I don't know how to calculate that. We would also have to know where it was launched from.
One explenation could be the following: The last image, the one with the Ruptly watermark - shows a ditch or a canal of some sort with concrete on both sides. The first two images show the missile tip laying in this ditch. The last image is supposidly from the crash site, but it doesn't depict the missile itself. The ditch might run for miles for all I know.
I'm trying to locate the crash site on Google Earth to find this ditch.