MOSCOW, ($1=83.82 Russian Rubles) — Russia’s thermobaric “vacuum bomb” was noticed by sources at BulgarianMilitary.com on the outskirts south of Belgorod, Russia, close to the border with Ukraine. The identical info was shared by a reporter on the American tv channel CNN. This 220mm thermobaric weapon can be known as Buratino.
The TOS-1 or TOS-1A a number of rocket launcher is able to firing missiles with thermobaric warheads. Thus far, there is no such thing as a proof of using thermobaric weapons within the battle in Ukraine.
These weapons don’t use standard ammunition. As an alternative, they’re crammed with high-temperature high-pressure explosives. They’re generally known as “vacuum bombs” as a result of they take in oxygen from the encompassing air, creating a strong explosion and a big stress wave, which might have devastating penalties.
In keeping with Human Rights Watch, thermobaric weapons have been utilized in Chechnya with dire penalties. Their use has been condemned by a number of NGOs.
From the unfold picture it may be seen that that is the older model of the TOS or TOS-1 methods. Which means this a number of rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon has 24-barrels for firing 24 missiles at a really quick interval between photographs.
TOS-1 is a product of engineers from the Soviet period. It has been in manufacturing and in use for the reason that late 80s of the final century to the current day. There’s a newer model – TOC-1A, which is produced from 2003 till right now, however not like its predecessor, TOC-1A has 30 rocket launchers.
TOS-1 is mounted on the chassis of a Russian T-72 tank. The caliber of the rocket launchers is 220 mm and may fireplace as much as 24 missiles in 15 seconds. The crew of the weapon system consists of three folks. It will probably hit targets at a distance of 500 to three,500 meters.
TOS-1 is powered by a V-84 diesel engine offering an influence of 840 hp and 630 kW. The utmost journey velocity is as much as 60 km / h and may cowl a distance of 550 km with one refueling of the gasoline tank.
TOS-1 has a wealthy historical past throughout its service within the Russian military. This thermobaric weapon system took half within the Russo-Afghan warfare, the second Chechen warfare, the Nagorno-Karabakh warfare, the warfare in Iraq, the warfare in Syria, the warfare in Donbas.
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