Saturday, February 26, 2022

WMD Kiev.

This is coolbert:

The old Russian steamroller in action. Brute force used in a brutish manner.

As seen at DEBKAfile. Pertinent paragraphs extracted with my commentary.

"Russia deploys ultra-heavy Tos-1 Buratino weapon on Day 3 of Ukraine invasion"

Feb 26, 2022 @ 13:48 Kiev

Nothing less than a weapon of mass destruction [WMD] for the blast effect if fired in a volley damage on the scale of what would have been if a tactical atomic weapon used.

"Amid heavy fighting with Ukrainian forces, the Russians brought their version of the MOAB (Mother of All Bombs) to the Ukraine battlefield on Saturday, Feb. 26, the third day of their invasion. The Tos-1 Buratino"

"Western intelligence sources Saturday morning judged that since Russian forces’ advance lagged behind planning and had so far failed to capture Kiev, President Vladimir Putin had decided to escalate the operation with the heaviest weapon deployed by his army, short of a nuclear warhead. The thermobaric Tos-1 Buratino creates a massive blast wave and negative pressure. It was formerly deployed by Moscow in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Iraq, as well as in the operation for the capture of the airfield of the northern Syrian town of Aleppo in 2016.."

Read from the wiki everything you probably don't want to know about the Tos-1. When used in urban warfare the Buratino can take out an entire city block in totality. Combat tested and a proven winner but only as long as you are not on the receiving end.


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