Russia served the press video of the new multi-barrel heavy rocket launcher systems taken during the exercise. In the video published by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the shot images made during the exercise attract attention. The new system is called the ‘weapon of hell’.
For the first time, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video of heavy flame machine systems called TOS-1A, which were fired during military exercises in the Leningrad region. The frightening weapon contains 24 thermobaric missiles capable of destroying everything within 40,000 square meters.
It was commented that during the military exercise in the Leningrad region of Russia, TOS-1A systems displayed a magnificent view to the video, which was first seen. The images of the drills released by the Russian army on Tuesday show the rocket launcher that moves, loaded, and eventually reveals its thermobaric powers on false targets.
Here are the images of Russia’s weapon:
Not to mention that this rocket launcher system is clearly stated to be capable of completely destroying the enemy’s defense with a single salvo, and that it is emphasized that TOS-1A provides the Russian army with the opportunity to be prepared for major attack operations.
What is the TOS-1A system?
TOS-1A systems are also known in Russian language under the pseudonym ‘Solntsepyok’, or ‘Solar Heat’. The systems are described in Russia as heavy flamethrowers, mainly viewed as multiple rocket launchers equipped with 220mm unguided thermobaric rockets and mounted on the chassis of a T-72 main battle tank.
A full shot initiated by a single TOS-1A; It is capable of destroying enemy soldiers, equipment, and any fortification spread to almost 40,000 square meters, with an area equal to about six football fields. However, let’s point out that its range is very modest.
Solntsepyok is known for being able to hit targets up to 6 km away. Thanks to the shrapnel and shock wave it contains, the system can make a big impact in a short time, as well as the destruction of light armored vehicles and cars seems to be very effective for the demolition of buildings. We will see the effect of the new system that will be interpreted by various parties and be the subject of research articles, in the coming days.