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Gunners eliminated a fire on a gas well with an aimed shot.

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Gunners eliminated a fire on a gas well with an aimed shot.



The artillerymen of the Central Military District (CEC) were able to eliminate the fire that occurred on a spouting gas well near Novy Urengoy on Monday, with an aiming shot, the press service of the Central Military District said.

“After an unsuccessful attempt to cut off a faulty flange with a directed laser beam, the management of the gas producing company, together with the local Gazprom Gas Safety Division, turned to the command of the Central Military District for help,” the press service of the Central Military District said, ITAR-TASS reports.
Representatives of the press service reported that the fire started on August 19 at the Arcticgas facility.

"All this time, attempts to eliminate the open gas condensate fountain remained unsuccessful - a malfunction in the fittings led to a chaotic ejection of the flame through the technological holes, which made the work of rescuers and engineers impossible," stressed in the Central Military District.

According to the press service, the heat affected zone was expanding, the category of fire threatened to become more complicated.

The artillery crew, which was supposed to cope with the fire, was transferred to Novy Urengoy by a military transport aircraft aviation.

"The gun was installed at direct aiming with the minimum allowable distance in 70 m. The target diameter is 20, see. The flame prevented aiming, a miss on 10 cm was fraught with well destruction and 350-million losses," the press service added.

The UBC-8 projectile hit the target and made way for the streams of red-hot plasma, directing them vertically upwards.

“Specialists have already begun installation of the blowout preventer equipment, then they will install a hydraulic preventer for sealing the well,” the press service said.

On Monday, the IL-76 will deliver the gunners home. The command of the Central Military District will consider the issue of encouraging soldiers, sergeants and officers who took part in a unique operation.
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  1. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 27 August 2013 07: 00 New
    +9
    Well done military! Everything is done strictly and accurately! It is not for nothing that large-scale exercises were held all over the country, all for the benefit, so to speak! smile
    1. smel
      smel 27 August 2013 07: 32 New
      +7
      It remains to add that such things happen almost every year. And yet, artillery has never missed a solution to such problems. Well done. Only here our valiant subsoil exploiters must pay for transportation from and to from your pocket
      1. uav80
        uav80 27 August 2013 08: 13 New
        0
        It happened and missed, and the equipment refused, I remember it was below -50, the recoil simply refused to shoot, until the temperature rose, there was nothing to be done, then of course they all did, but they had already lost the rig by that time ...
        1. Black Colonel
          Black Colonel 27 August 2013 11: 08 New
          0
          In 41, near Moscow, the Germans were wedged from the cold by the guns on their aircraft, and the cover of the bombers was often purely nominal. And our guns didn’t fire. The captive German pilot was interested to know what kind of miracle guns the Russians had or what kind of lubricant they used. When they told him, he just oh .. (quite surprised). Before the flight, the cannons and machine guns were spilled with boiling water. Before the "meeting point" the weapon did not have time to cool down enough not to fire. And there already warming up was carried out in a natural way. what
          1. svp67
            svp67 27 August 2013 11: 32 New
            0
            Quote: Black Colonel
            Before departure, guns and machine guns were spilled with boiling water.
            It would be interesting to read what and where it was watered ...
      2. Egen
        Egen 27 August 2013 09: 54 New
        +2
        Quote: smel
        It remains to add that such things happen almost every year. And yet, artillery has never missed a solution to such problems. Well done. Only here our valiant subsoil exploiters must pay for transportation from and to from your pocket

        Fortunately, not annually :(
        In my memory and according to stories, 20 and even 30 shoot for years, which before that - well, I'm not so ancient :)
        But earlier, during the Soviet Union, the calculations were directly trained, sometimes they shot ammunition with an expiring shelf life. Both artillerymen and oilmen are cheap. After all, another way to bring down a fountain in a hundred atmospheres - and this is always millions (in dollars) losses and sometimes even tragedies - is drilling a horizontal well with an emergency. In general, it’s not very difficult, but not easy, + risks, time = money, etc.
        And of course, transportation and services as a whole were always paid for, and men were heartily fed and fed always.
  2. kafa
    kafa 27 August 2013 07: 05 New
    +8
    laser chaser, good old projectile power soldier
    1. Egen
      Egen 27 August 2013 09: 48 New
      0
      her, there really was a very good special laser bought, boasted, but why didn’t he cope ...
  3. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 27 August 2013 07: 14 New
    +3
    Well done guys.
    good
    Come from Rapira fired?
    Only seem to be an inaccuracy in the use of the expression "projectile" and "shot" in relation to UBK-8?
    It would be interesting to hear about this shooting from our specialists.

    For some reason, I remembered the story of how something similar was made from a tank. Whether it’s a legend or not, I don’t know for sure.

    The army, as always, steers. At all times.
    yes
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 27 August 2013 07: 34 New
      +2
      Heh heh
      And the guys, it seems, were from the 32-th military camp.

      RESPECT full !!!
      Honor the distinguished division with dignity and do not forget the exploits of the legendary 276 regiment.
      drinks
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 27 August 2013 08: 14 New
      +3
      Quote: Aleks tv
      Come from Rapira fired?

      And why else? With a large sniper rifle MT-12. The shot is not outstanding, I still saw in a school how a bottle of hemp was knocked out of it at a distance of one and a half km. Deputy head of the school for academic and scientific work.

      Quote: Aleks tv
      For some reason, I remembered the story of how something similar was made from a tank. Whether it’s a legend or not, I don’t know for sure.

      A fire at a well in Karachaganak. But there the tanks of the PF with shells "cleaned" the site from the metal structures of the drilling rig.

      Quote: Aleks tv
      Only seem to be an inaccuracy in the use of the expression "projectile" and "shot" in relation to UBK-8?

      Yes 3UBC8 is a shot, there is a BK-16 shell, if I remember correctly
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 27 August 2013 08: 43 New
        +1
        Quote: Spade
        if I remember correctly

        Thanks for the whole koment, very interesting.
  4. George
    George 27 August 2013 07: 19 New
    +5
    “The gun was mounted on direct fire from the minimum permissible distance of 70 m. The target diameter was 20 cm. The flame prevented aiming, the miss on 10 cm was fraught with destruction of the well and 350 million-dollar losses,”

    “The tube is fifteen!” Sight a hundred and twenty! Gun Fire! Bam! bang! and to the point !!!
    Beauties!
  5. yan
    yan 27 August 2013 08: 03 New
    +1
    Sincerely. Sumptuously
  6. AK-47
    AK-47 27 August 2013 08: 44 New
    +4
    100-mm anti-tank gun MT-12 (GRAU index - 2A29, in some sources it has the name Rapira) - a Soviet towed anti-tank gun, created in the late 1960s.
    UBK100 and UBK8M 8-mm cumulative high armor-piercing rounds with 3BK16 and 3BK16M cumulative shells are designed to destroy armored targets, as well as manpower, fortifications and engineering structures, artillery firing positions, mortars, and rocket launchers.
  7. Wedmak
    Wedmak 27 August 2013 08: 55 New
    +1
    Cool of course. But is it really impossible to make such a device for extinguishing wells in the format of an RPG-29 grenade launcher. There are places for a shot - dofiga. And to transfer and use is not an example easier than a gun.
  8. Imperial
    Imperial 27 August 2013 08: 59 New
    0
    [quote] [10 cm miss was fraught with destruction of the well and 350 million losses / quote] 10% of the bonus guys earned. To be honest, I’m disgusted by any kind of buy-sell business, it’s not there, but its business lives and conquers. And God himself ordered such fat cats, they are leaving more for managers to pay.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 27 August 2013 09: 09 New
      0
      "Hussars do not take money" (c)

      But I think the local gas workers were definitely stamped.
      1. max702
        max702 27 August 2013 11: 06 New
        +1
        Yeah, they saved 350 million, they covered a clearing for 10 thousand, they got a bonus of 10-15 million ... that's how we live request as always, the awards of the order and denyuzhku are not received by the one who directly does the work, but by the one who directs ...
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 27 August 2013 12: 18 New
          0
          C'mon .. You must admit that in our traditions it is more likely a glade than money in an envelope, and let it all stay the same.
          Well, orders ... it's anti-tankers. Potential Heroes of Russia posthumously. They are well aware of this.
  9. Vtel
    Vtel 27 August 2013 11: 28 New
    0
    "There would be an artilleryman, and we cannon ... bam-bam!
    Handset 15, sight 120, bam, bam ... and to the point!
    Your three-inch eyes put out a fire-breathing fire in a gas well with a well-aimed hit. In a word, bam-bam! And to the point! "

    Gunners, The exact order is given, Gunners, Calling the Fatherland of us!
  10. jagdpanzer
    jagdpanzer 27 August 2013 17: 37 New
    0
    Quote: Vtel
    The UBC-8 projectile hit the target and cleared the way for the flows of red-hot plasma
    What kind of plasma is sorry? the humanist wrote an article?) such things are not news, the USSR used to blow up even vigorous bombs to displace formations, and then they just shot down a faulty preventer, by the way amers have brigades that get well for eliminating emergency fountains, we also have salaries vary)