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Song Parodies -> "STUNG"

Original Song Title:

"CRUMB"

Original Performer:

John A. Barry

Parody Song Title:

"STUNG"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Parody of a parody X36! This one deals with the FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS that replaced the old Redeye in 1981 and has been used around the world ever since. It is probably most remembered for its appearance in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan from '79-'89. It gave the Mujahs an advantage over the Mil-24 Hind gunships and low-flying Sukhois that constantly hit them on the ground and at high points along select routes. The Stinger is a simple 4-piece unit consisiting of a grip/frame, disposable tube launcher with missile, a targeting system, and IFF system. The operator uses the open sight to train on a low-flying enemy helo or aircraft, half-pulls the trigger to activate both the sensors (IR/UV) and IFF and then within 5 secs the IFF gives a positive ID and lock-on. The operator then pulls the trigger the entire way back for launch. The missile travels at Mach 2.2. out to between 450-4500m for a strike at the engine(s). Most of the Mils went down but the Su-25 Frogfoot (aka Gratch) survived many hits due to the armored bulkwall between engines. Still, the aircraft and helo losses became unsustainable and the Reds went home in '89.
S is for shoulder-launched for low-alt hits,
T’s for trigger-tug starts seeker fix,
U’s for UV to discriminate,
N’s for next, belt IFF mount thus engaged,
G’s for sight growls; positive ID, launches NOW!!!

Mach 2.2 and then a POW!!!
3 kg HE _does_ wow!!!

Stung were enemy helos in view;
also, low-flying aircraft too
Stung were Russian export craft in various theaters—
lots of Mils* and a few SUs**

S is for surface-to-air missile use,
T’s for targets the Stinger won‘t lose,
U’s for unstoppable, 8G turns- still able
N’s for new EO, with IR and UV to score
G’s for gutted, up the exhaust into engine blows all. . .
The low-flying threat is no more

Stung were attack helo crews;
Hind “heavies” were often bad news
Stingers took out quite a few—
met the Mujahs approval

Stung were best from world AFs:
Hit on the ventral and dorsal***
The pilots in both did roast
Stung engine eruption BOOM!
Despite sudden high climb zooms,
only the “Gratch”**** still flew…

Cooked! “Crash-and-burn” reverse skew
Stinger followed the craft plume,
up the tailpipe it did move
In any case, it spelled doom!

Stung were low-flying terror goons…


*Mils= Mil-24 Hinds, **SUs= Su-25 Frogfoots, *** ventral and dorsal refer to aircraft engine strikes and helo strikes (where the engines are mounted, ventral are lower strikes and dorsal are upper strikes) **** Gratch= nickname of Su-25, means "Rook"

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