Despite the widespread use of photo- and video-capturing technologies in our modern world, there are still some sights that elude all but the most fortunate (or unfortunate) of us. Bigfoot remains nothing more than a brown blur no matter how many megapixels Apple crams into its new iPhones, and although we’re all certain that being on the receiving end of a barrage from a multiple rocket launcher would be scary as hell, the scant chance of surviving such an encounter makes it unlikely that anyone will send us a video of it on Snapchat anytime soon.
So you might have thought.
Thanks to Finnish Defence Forces Combat Cameraman Operator Samuli Haapla and his DJI Phantom drone (that apparently lacks any sense of self-preservation in its programming), the world can finally see what it’s like to have hot hell literally raining down around you.
The drone, which Haapla says was around 40 meters above the impact site of the RM-70 multiple rocket launcher system barrage, hovered around as a whopping 240 artillery rockets impacted the area, some of which even came in over and behind the drone as it flew. While this may void the drone’s warranty, it also provided us with a never-before-seen glimpse into what it’s like to fly above a combat zone when the tides turn against you.