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The Taliban showed video with their Omar 1 rocket

The Taliban showed video with their Omar 1 rocket

In this frame, a video taken by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in April 2015, it is clear that its announced Omar 1 rocket is the same coarsely crafted as the Qassam rockets used by the ad-Din al-Qassam brigades in the Gaza Strip

A video posted online by the Pakistani branch of the Taliban Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) shows the assembly and launch of a ground-to-ground Omar-1 rocket, which this group calls its own successful project. It is said that it was designed by the engineering department of the group, which was previously responsible for the development of vests for suicide bombers.

The group did not provide any detailed characteristics of this rocket.

According to TTP spokesperson Mohamed Hurassani, the Omar 1 rocket "can be easily assembled and disassembled depending on the situation." He said that her combat effectiveness would be a surprise for the enemy being shot at.

From the TTP video, it is clear that the Omar 1 is not a guided missile, but a small unguided solid-fuel rocket, similar in size and concept to the early Qassam missile versions, developed by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam brigades in the Gaza Strip.

One of the parts of the video shows a powdered material that is supposedly the starting material for rocket fuel, as well as heating a portion of molten solid rocket fuel. This is possibly the same solid fuel used in the Palestinian rocket. The mixture of sugar and molten fertilizer - potassium nitrate is then poured into the mold and cooled to a solid state. A vertical metal tube installed on the video is possible and is a form for casting a solid fuel charge.

In one of the parts of the video, apparently, fabric panels are shown, smeared with, possibly, some kind of a binder and wound around the outer surface of a cylindrical object. This may be a method of obtaining an insulating gasket, which is placed between the inner surface of the metal body of the engine and the solid fuel charge.

Four tail stabilizer cruciform scheme installed in the rear of the engine with a metal exhaust nozzle, while the warhead, which can be modified ammunition, is installed in front of the engine.

The close-up of the nozzle before mounting it on the engine indicates that it may have been machined on a lathe. A similar nozzle was used on early Qassam rockets, but was soon replaced by a group of seven small nozzles. This configuration was intended to minimize the effect of small manufacturing defects.

The launcher on the video is a simple wooden structure without any adjustment of the vertical angle of the rocket.

When launching, the rocket emits dense white smoke, before it reaches the full thrust, after detachment from the launcher, a dense white jet stream spreads behind the rocket. These signs are similar to those of the Qassam series of rockets; this suggests that the Omar 1 uses the same fuel as the Palestinian rocket.

While Tehreek-e-Taliban may claim the Omar 1 is effective weapons, in practice, it will have the same minimum accuracy and combat effectiveness as the Palestinian Qassam missiles.

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  1. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 7 September 2015 07: 34 New
    This is power! The launcher looks very high tech good
    1. yushch
      yushch 7 September 2015 09: 35 New
      Quote: Arctidian
      This is power! The launcher looks very high tech good

      Lord, these people are still trying to teach us how to live. China used these missiles 2000 years ago to launch fireworks.
    2. Professor
      Professor 7 September 2015 10: 04 New
      Quote: Arctidian
      This is power! The launcher looks very high tech

      To terrorize the population, this high-tech is enough. If you do not know then these crafts kill.
      The real problem here is this. If earlier terrorists had to search for weak people, brainwash them and make them live bombs that they sent to railway stations, metro stations, etc. Now they’ll make a couple of rockets on their knees, put them on a wasteland / park / roof of the house / truck body and start the timer from the washing machine in the million city rushing to work. At school, kindergarten or stadium ... I know that there will be no laughing matter.

      1. baltika-18
        baltika-18 7 September 2015 16: 11 New
        Quote: Professor
        This high-tech is quite enough to terrorize the population

        That's right. Judging by the design, it’s really in a big city and at random where it will fly. It will not be able to rotate in flight, the rotation provides stabilization. Not far away, and hell knows where. But really little is pleasant.
      2. anti-Semite
        anti-Semite 13 September 2015 13: 01 New
        for that reason your air forces bring to Lebanon Syria and Palestine a reasonable good eternal
  2. Old26
    Old26 7 September 2015 07: 54 New
    Especially the crossbars
  3. 31rus
    31rus 7 September 2015 08: 51 New
    It’s clear that this “miracle weapon” is more propaganda and will be used for civilians in settlements and cities, they must be crushed until they reach serious weapons
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 7 September 2015 11: 13 New
      Quote: 31rus
      they must be crushed until they reach a serious weapon

      But I'm interested in something else. These citizens and their brothers talked a lot about the dirty bomb! But, they did not make this dirty bomb and they did not produce several, about 20 test explosions. Would you like to crush those who created and experienced this rubbish in the Negev desert?
      1. anti-Semite
        anti-Semite 13 September 2015 12: 57 New
        welcome to the company of anti-Semites, now they will throw you with slippers
  4. Leisure
    Leisure 7 September 2015 11: 50 New
    Another "high-tech caramel." Apparently, they passed secret courses of rocket-modellers at the Yunat station. However, bestiality, to shoot at least even such a go..nom, in peaceful cities.
  5. dudinets
    dudinets 7 September 2015 17: 55 New
    there is no need for a terrorist to precisely hit an enemy target. the task of the terrorist is to keep the population of a certain territory in fear. and let people tremble, wondering where death will fly. the Taliban and Bandera use the same methods. perhaps they were taught by the same teachers.
  6. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 7 September 2015 21: 53 New
    "... from sticks and g ..." as usual. However, this pleases.
  7. gladcu2
    gladcu2 8 September 2015 14: 01 New
    It makes no sense to talk about a single copy or small-scale semi-handicraft production.