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VIDEO: Guided artillery shells obliterate helicopters, a forklift and several cars

Posted By Wayne Grayson On August 2, 2013 @ 8:34 am In Construction News | No Comments

Excalibur Ib [1]Log this one away in the “Friday Fun File,” because there’s no other reason to be posting this other than it’s just plain awesome. Via Jalopnik [2], he video below shows the Raytheon company’s extremely accurate Excalibur Ib artillery shell turning lots of different vehicles and equipment into dust.

The Excalibur is GPS-guided, giving it deadly precision. Literally. The average miss in the video below was about 4 feet. And there aren’t many misses. The shells move pretty quickly, so in order to show off their power things have been slowed down with glorious slo-mo.

This little show is quite expensive though. Apparently, each Excalibur round costs about $53,620 [3]. Watch the video below.

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[1] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/08/Screen-Shot-2013-08-02-at-8.32.45-AM.png

[2] Jalopnik: http://jalopnik.com/i-cant-stop-watching-these-guided-explosives-blow-up-c-963317495

[3] Apparently, each Excalibur round costs about $53,620: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M982_Excalibur

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