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Live missile found at Lakeland airport

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A live, unarmed French missile was found at the Lakeland Linder International Airport, requiring evacuation and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team to secure it. (www.tampabay.com) Más...

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mikeenderle
Michael Enderle 11
I was a firefighter in New Mexico for a bit and somebody made an issue about this WWI artillery shell that hadn't been properly deactivated. Few guys came up from Kirkland with some C4 and we hauled this antique out to the woods and blew it up. Good day.
mikeenderle
In a museum, I meant to say.
pr0ject
El Kabong 6
Interesting how the article glossed over how the missile arrived there in the first place.
Kairho
Kairho Carroll 4
There's a more complete article at https://theaviationist.com/2020/08/20/live-french-matra-super-530-air-to-air-missile-discovered-at-lakeland-linder-international-airport/
talktalatka
F A 2
On the container it says “Royal Jordanian Air Force”...maybe someone bought it?

These things do find their way into the civilian word on occasion.

https://www.newsweek.com/machine-guns-assault-rifles-air-air-missile-seized-neo-nazi-group-italy-1449239
v1v2
Jim Ward 11
Got mine on ebay. Keep it in my basement
Just in case.
augerin
Dave Mathes 3
Did yours come with the case?
belzybob
belzybob 5
Looks like a Matra Super 530 air to air, came into service in 1979
imaraigump
Iain Robertson 2
It does indeed.
blackendheart
Ryan White 3
Having worked with aa middles and 200lbs bombs. I am much more concerned about the lox I have to work with.
iaincmaciver
Iain Maciver 3
I know it is a A2A missile, but the thought of it or surface to air being in the wrong hands around/near airports is disturbing. One step up from lasers around airports...
DaveFranson
Dave Franson 5
Wow. There's a hazardous situation right there. Only one person wearing a mask.
corsair2
David Seider 1
MNJack76
Jack Metcalf 5
I'm actually surprised everyone doesn't have French weapons considering how quickly they drop them.
Goneracin
Goneracin 3
Never been fired, only dropped once!
Rong
Ron Gravitt 2
Too funny
Rainoxer
You are still alive because we didn't estimate you're valuable enough to meet one of those.
MNJack76
Jack Metcalf 1
Did your estimates also include not using weapons to defend your own land?
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 2
The question now is, how did it end up in a civilian's hands overseas? If it is Jordanian, how did they let someone walk off with it? At least someone was aware enough to realize that it was a live munition. This company sounds like ATAC and Flight International at PHF.
MNJack76
Jack Metcalf 2
Unused French weapons litter the internet.
bbabis
bbabis 3
I hope there isn’t an armed but dead missile somewhere else that we may need to work.
pthompso99
Paula Thompson 3
So, why was it there?
ADXbear
ADXbear 3
Didnt know the French had live bombs.. lol..
imaraigump
Iain Robertson 2
France is one of the five "Nuclear Weapons States" under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Presently, France has 280 usable nuclear warheads.
corsair2
David Seider 2
So? What does that have to do with a warhead-less air-to-air missile?
armonica
armonica 2
I hope they're not going to just disassemble and put components in water so to speak. Hopefully someone will get to it at a target. Maybe a Somali pirate boat? LOL
alpineglobalprivate
I came home the other day and had some Amazon packages on the front porch and also a huge green missile shipping container. No idea where it came from.
I am sure that is what happened to Draken, too, hence the mystery.
They may want to review their receiving department.
augerin
Dave Mathes 2
...you got a case with yours too??!...
alpineglobalprivate
Sadly, no warhead, either...must be backordered.
a1brainiac
a1brainiac 1
I thought there were security changes made after 9/11...guess not
scanware
Gene McAvoy 1
imaraigump
Iain Robertson 1
France is one of the five "Nuclear Weapons States" under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Presently, France has 280 usable nuclear warheads.
corsair2
David Seider 2
And your point is... what?
Rainoxer
That's probably a comment for the dickheads saying we drop weapons without arming them.
Rainoxer
You know, the French surrendering monkeys...

Actually, there are more chances that the things who wrote these comments are monkeys rather than soldiers.
yr2012
matt jensen 1
live, but unarmed? MSM sensationalism.
We treated all weapons as armed, until they are not.
jptq63
jptq63 0
Know the Hurricane Hunters are based there, so wonder what, if any, impact to them....
williampickett75
Not the Air Force Hurricane Hunters. Only the NOAA Hurricane Hunter fleet is based out of that airport.
yr2012
matt jensen 1
The hurricane hunters were based at Kessler AFB in Biloxi
speedbird347
Derek Vaughn 1
This is correct based at Keesler AFB.
jptq63
jptq63 0
Classmate is flying for them out of Lakeland -- https://www.facebook.com/NOAAHurricaneHunters/ -- as reference. Moved there are few years ago. No word from him if this bugged them or not, just a surprise not likely expected and it is that time of year....

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ghstark
Greg S 36
Every time I think you can't possibly say anything stupider you prove me wrong. There is not a molecule of evidence for anything you wrote. You are really are hopeless.
30west
30west 15
Time for FA to pull the yellow and black handles on his cockpit seat. That trash doesn't belong on this website.
cmuncy
Chris Muncy 16
I really can't believe he isn't banned yet....
talktalatka
F A 4
Maybe he’s tenured??
elainewelzel
Elaine Welzel 2
Who are you guys talking about?...
strickerje
strickerje 5
The post above Greg S which is automatically hidden due to more than 10 downvotes - there should be a link to show it if you so desire, but it isn't worth it. :)
666adt
There actually is a button to hit to show the comment. I did, and its downvote count is now up to 58! Appropriately so, too.
elainewelzel
Elaine Welzel 3
Thank you! I saw it later...
pjshield
pjshield 41
Bringing politics to this website is a dickhead idea. Thank you
Bernie20910
Bernie20910 10
This is why you shouldn't do drugs, kids.
emaxwell1
Ed Maxwell 9
You need to put a sock in it!!
This isn’t about politics, and if it was, your ignorance would be showing even more.
kenoraeagle
DAVID MCKIE 16
Speech is free, even for Idiots!!
joelwiley
joel wiley 12
Well, he again demonstrated that some free speech is overpriced.
musephoto
Geoff Rowe 5
Something about free becomes too expensive after a while.
AlexMolyavko
It seems that for a so called "free" speech, someone always has to foot the bill...
silcalifano
As Bugs Bunny would say to you, "What a maroon!"
666adt
Only one side of the political aisle has rioted after losing a presidential election. Guess which one? Hint: it was after the 2016 election.
augerin
Dave Mathes 0
....wtf are you babbling about...shouldn't you be on Qanon or something??...

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