VIDEO, Hezbollah Fighter Plays With TOW Missile Locked on Him as Target

Wed Dec 23, 2015 09:52:16

The Breath-Taking Footage shows Syrian driver dodges incoming rebel missile that was locked on his pick-up truck by waiting until the last second before hitting the accelerator. Driver moves out of the way in death-defying manoeuvre. It is Astonishing that Driver khnows that If moved too soon the missile would have changed direction and persuites moving target.

Drive appears to be Hezbollah fighter due to yellow flag nearby.

The motorist displayed nerves of steel as the rocket flew straight for his vehicle, which lurched out of the way as the projectile shot past and exploded in a building behind.

VIDEO, Hezbollah Fighter Plays With TOW Missile Locked on Him as Target

The tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missile was launched from quite some distance away and is seen heading towards its target for 24 seconds before the last-gasp maneuver.

It appears to be fired from a hillside while a voice can be heard off camera in an apparent radio transmission as the missile heads towards the town, Daily Mail reported.

VIDEO, Hezbollah Fighter Plays With TOW Missile Locked on Him as Target

Nerves of Steel

The driver's actions are made all the more impressive because if they had moved too early, the missile would have simply changed course and followed the vehicle.

By waiting until the last minute the driver ensured the missile would not have time to change direction before its impact with the building.

It is unknown who fired the missile as it could have been one of several opponents  and terorist groups including ISIS, the Free Syrian Army, the Islamic Front or Jaish al fatah, but video published by the group Call themselves" Levant revolutionaries".

TOW missiles are capable of destroying tanks and are widely used throughout the world. The shooter guides the projectile by keeping the target within their sites until it impacts.

They were first produced in 1970 and developed by American aerospace firm Hughes Aircraft in the 1960s. The weapons were first used by the US Army in South Vietnam in 1972.

 

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