- Jul 10, 2015
Correct, it was one of these: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9M730_BurevestnikIt was my understanding that it was a nuclear powered missile, not a nuclear armed missile.
Unfortunately It's near FinlandCorrect, it was one of these: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9M730_Burevestnik
There's been some speculation that perhaps the reactor uses NaK for coolant (as other small reactors made by Russia/USSR have done) and that the coolant exploded. Others have suggested that it was the booster which gets the missile up to speed that exploded.
There's a good thread on my Twitter account about it, and we should have an article up on the site fairly soon.
Yep, I don't think it's huge issue over here but honestly it's a bit scary to know there is missiles near by borderSo far it doesn't look as though there was too much radiation released, so while Finland is relatively close I doubt it'll be an issue for you guys, thankfully. Might not want to be in one of the nearby towns though...