Omsktransmash Delivers New Batch Of TOS-1A Heavy Flamethrowers To Russian Military
Omsktransmash (an affiliate of the Uralvagonzavod concern of Rostec company) has delivered to the Russian Protection Ministry a batch of TOS-1A Solntsepyok heavy flamethrowers below the state order forward of time. The automobile was designed to assault enemy fortified positions and evenly armoured autos and transports. TOS-1A is just not assigned to the artillery models of the Russian Armed Forces however is present in Russian NBC (nuclear, organic, chemical) Safety Troops. That’s the reason it doesn’t have a GRAU index however slightly an RKhBZ index—MO.1.01.00.
In 2003, the improved TOS-1A Solntsepyok (Blazing Solar) heavy flamethrowers entered service with the vary prolonged to six kilometers and a greater ballistic laptop. In March 2020, Russia launched a brand new rocket for the TOS-1A with a spread of 10 km, achieved partially by weight and dimension reductions of a brand new gasoline air explosive combination within the warhead, whereas additionally rising its energy. Minimal vary is prolonged from 400 m to 1.6 km, so the shorter-range M0.1.01.04M rocket shall be retained for shut fight environments. In 2018, Russian NBC Safety Troops obtained 30 TOS-1A Solntsepyok 220 mm a number of rocket launchers.
The brand new heavy flamethrowers are geared up with fashionable launching gear, improved built-in dynamic safety, a GPS / Glonass navigation system and a brand new modification of tracks with a straight lug, which made it attainable to extend the comfort of the crew members of the BM-1 fight automobile and scale back the time for finishing the assigned fight mission. Different particulars of the modernization weren’t disclosed, it’s reported that the work was carried out bearing in mind a lot of design modifications.
The TOS-1A Solntsepyok system consists of BM-1 (based mostly on a modified T-72A chassis and fitted with a rotating launch system for twenty-four unguided thermobaric rockets, two TZM-T ( re-supply autos, fitted with a ten kN crane) and a set of rockets NURS. The BM-1 is fitted with the identical gear because the T-72 tank (NBC safety, fire-fighting, commentary and so on). Modernized programs with lively safety, new engine and launchers and different enhancements had been delivered in early 2018. The launch automobile is provided with a fireplace management system with a ballistic laptop, aiming sight and 1D14 laser vary finder. All rockets may be launched inside 6 to 12 seconds.
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