Citing a report from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Militarnyi reported that within the Chernihiv area close to Mena, Ukrainians seized a TOS-1 Buratino heavy flamethrower system. As Militarnyi have already reported, on March 1, 2022, the Armed Forces of Ukraine within the Donetsk area seized the launcher of this method. In accordance with a video printed by Frederik Pleitgen, CNN Senior Correspondent on February 26, 2022, the Russian Military reveals TOS-1A being transported by a truck going to the South of Belgorod, a metropolis positioned 40 km north of the border of Ukraine.

As reported by many media, together with spectacular video footage, Russian TOS-1A Heavy Flamethrowers fired thermobaric rockets, also referred to as aerosol bombs or fuel-air explosives, on Kharkiv. Russia is probably going to make use of thermobaric weapons to terrorize the Ukrainian military and civilians. And they’ll carry on doing it on (many) extra targets in Ukraine. Russia additionally reportedly used the weapons throughout the Chechen wars of the Nineties and early 2000s, drawing condemnation from human rights teams, in addition to throughout a marketing campaign to retake the Syrian metropolis of Ghouta in 2018.


TOS-1A Solntsepyok Heavy Flamethrower System

TOS-1 (Heavy Flamethrower System) is a Soviet 220 mm 30-barrel (unique system, Object 634 or TOS-1M) or 24-barrel (Object 634B or TOS-1A) a number of rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon mounted on a T-72 tank chassis. TOS-1 was designed to assault enemy fortified positions and evenly armored automobiles and transports, in open terrain particularly. Thermobaric weapons are thought of to be one of the crucial brutal warfare weapons that exist. The missiles are full of a extremely explosive gasoline and chemical combine, which, on exploding may cause supersonic blast waves that may obliterate all the things in its path, together with buildings and people.

In 2003, the improved TOS-1A system Solntsepyok entered service with the vary prolonged to six kilometers and a greater ballistic pc. In March 2020, Russia launched a brand new rocket for the TOS-1A with a spread of 10 km, achieved partly by weight and dimension reductions of a brand new fuel-air explosive combination within the warhead, whereas additionally growing its energy. The minimal vary is prolonged from 400 m to 1.6 km, so the shorter-range M0.1.01.04M rocket can be retained for shut fight environments. In 2018, Russian NBC Safety Troops obtained 30 TOS-1A Solntsepyok (Sunburn) 220 mm a number of rocket launchers.