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In the US, called the advantages of the Russian flame-throwing systems

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Independent expert Charlie Gao in his article for The National Interest appreciated the Russian flamethrower systems "Buratino" and "Sunchip".

In the US, called the advantages of the Russian flame-throwing systems


The author recalls that these "deadly" systems are equipped with unguided thermo-pressure and incendiary missiles. And the important task of the developers was to create weaponscapable of delivering these mixtures over long distances. The resulting base combat vehicle tank - The result of research by Soviet engineers who studied the possibility of improving the operation of the flamethrower. She became the most terrible weapon on the modern battlefield.

Armored vehicle launcher can be rotated 360º, which greatly simplifies guidance. And the chassis of the T-72 tank allows you to move it at the same speed as the armored units that need protection.

The expert also pointed out the high speed and accuracy of the missiles, which, in his opinion, is a key advantage of TOC over traditional systems (MLRS) equipped with incendiary or thermobaric ammunition.

Later TOC-1A "Solnticek" is an easy upgrade of "Buratino", which is designed for the use of long-range missiles that hit targets at a distance of up to 6 km. He also has an armored launcher, although this is certainly a weak point compared to the hull, writes Gao.

According to him, the TOC crew is much better armed than the crew of a conventional tank. At his disposal is the RPK-74 machine gun, half a dozen RPG-26, two Kalashnikov assault rifles and fragmentation grenades.

All the above features have made the TOC-1 "Buratino" and the TOC-1A "Sunpinek" a very popular weapon among the armies of the Middle East and North Africa, concludes the expert.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. bogart047
    bogart047 28 November 2018 18: 09
    -5
    6 km is somehow not enough ...
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 28 November 2018 18: 14
      +8
      Due to the large volume of warheads, I had to sacrifice fuel for the engine, so the range is less than that of a hurricane, with the same caliber.
      1. venik
        venik 28 November 2018 19: 23
        +10
        Quote: K-612-O
        Due to the large volume of warheads, I had to sacrifice fuel for the engine, so the range is less than that of a hurricane, with the same caliber.

        ========
        Not only!!! There still need high accuracy... Since the "thermobar" (unlike high-explosive fragmentation projectiles) creates about a small (in radius) effective area of ​​damage, so it’s important to create optimal area continuous defeat is not an easy task !. With a large spread of shells - it is difficult enough!
        And secondly - "Buratino" / "Solntsepek" are systems of DIRECT support of the attacking units: They stumbled upon a well-fortified "strong point" - they pulled up "Buratino" / "Solntsepek" - they burned it to the ground - and then we went .. ...
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        2. jonht
          jonht 29 November 2018 00: 43
          +5
          In fact, this miracle was developed for the troops of radiochemical protection ....
          And it was originally intended to quickly disinfect the area from chemical and biological weapons. And how to do it quickly, only by volumetric burning of a large area. And they began to use it as a shock not from a good life, but because of the need to clear the gorges in the mountains of Afghanistan, then they were remembered about them. According to the results of Afghanistan, work began to increase the range and security of the machine.
    2. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 28 November 2018 20: 10
      +5
      Quote: bogart047
      6 km is somehow not enough ...

      Duc, "killer" theme - it's like an additional option. yes The main application for which, in fact, this device was developed is, nevertheless, RCBZ. Well, so it turned out that "Buratinich" not only "heals" great, but also cripples even better. fellow wassat Video - TOS-1A "Solntsepёk"
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 28 November 2018 18: 12
    +3
    Shaitan arba mixed with fire-breathing dev!
    They don’t like it, everyone who doesn’t have it is afraid of it.
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 28 November 2018 18: 18
      +19
      So this is only for us - the chemists came up with the idea of ​​cross-breeding with a flamethrower. Special thanks to comrades Syukrev and Mankovsky for their great intellectual contribution to the development of this topic in due time.
      1. KCA
        KCA 28 November 2018 19: 19
        +4
        Therefore, all flamethrower systems are considered not as combat striking means, but as means for disinfecting the terrain and are in service with the RKhBZ troops, so what, the terrain is cleared of all parasites
  3. Egorovich
    Egorovich 28 November 2018 18: 12
    +2
    But how do barmalei fear this weapon !!! Messenger of hell and only !!!
    1. XXXIII
      XXXIII 28 November 2018 18: 29
      +3
      Quote: Egorovich
      But how do barmalei fear this weapon !!! Messenger of hell and only !!!
      + hi fiery hell ...
  4. lucul
    lucul 28 November 2018 18: 16
    0
    Quote: bogart047
    6 km is somehow not enough ...

    Less fuel means more explosives. In addition, this is probably the "export" range indicated.
    1. parkello
      parkello 28 November 2018 18: 40
      0
      well, and even she, in terms of export range ... is impressive.
    2. venik
      venik 28 November 2018 19: 27
      +2
      Quote: lucul
      In addition, this is probably the "export" range indicated.

      ==========
      No, not "export" !! Real! ... Yes, he doesn't need any more - whatever one may say - a machine of "direct fire support"! SUCH - neither WHO IS ABSENT!!!!
      1. spec.78
        spec.78 28 November 2018 20: 39
        +1
        Read a little higher. CBTs were created for the RKhBZ troops. The main task is the destruction of foci of chemical and bacteriological infection. There is no need for long range, power and efficiency are more appreciated wink
  5. bubalik
    bubalik 28 November 2018 18: 17
    0
    ,, so freelance writer, The National Interest magazine Charlie Gao expressed his opinion or on behalf of the United States ,,,? request
  6. Turuk
    Turuk 28 November 2018 18: 18
    +1
    Who would doubt it.
  7. zenion
    zenion 28 November 2018 18: 56
    +2
    Uncontrollable with great accuracy.
  8. Ace Tambourine
    Ace Tambourine 29 November 2018 00: 03
    -3
    Eh-ma .....
    Such toys would be yes in WWII !!!
    Our troops would have to run after the Wehrmacht and scream, well, where are you ... well, let's fight ...