Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Ukraine uses captured Russian “heavy flamethrower” against their former owners

Tanks and even TOS-1A “heavy flamethrowers” left behind by retreating Russian forces are now being used against their former owners.

Ukrainian Soldiers from the 67th Mechanized Brigade, Da Vinci Wolves battalion reportedly conducted strikes with captured Russian TOS-1A multiple launch rocket system on Russian positions a few days ago.

Ukrainian Soldiers are using captured TOS-1A Solntsepek heavy flamethrower, a unique type of multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) based on a T-72 tank chassis, against Russian troops outside of Tors’ke, Donetsk region.


The thermobaric multiple-launch rocket system was reportedly captured last fall in Balakliya with a number of rockets.

The combat vehicle is fitted with a rotating launch system capable of holding up to 24 unguided thermobaric rockets, which can be launched within six to 12 seconds. Solntsepek’s munitions release a large cloud of flammable gas and cause massive explosions.

The terrifying artillery system was designed to attack enemy-fortified positions and lightly armored vehicles and transports, particularly in open terrain.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more