When there is war and no money to support the war it causes economic hardship. Just look at the material shortages and rationing that occured during WW2 in the US and everywhere else.
My main point is that there are uncontrolled and unknown variables that can’t be accounted for and that when conditions align for a mishap, the uncontrolled vaiable intetacts with all of the components causing a failure. The level of damage becomes a matter of pure luck as in any accident. You can experience a near miss or a total loss. The difference can be a fraction of a second or fraction of an inch in difference between the two outcomes.