Russia’s use of thermobaric weapons ensures her enemies will get a taste of hades
War is hell. And the enemy should be made sure of this. Having conveyed this principle to Napoleon and Hitler, the Russians have enough experience in this.
Readers may recall news of the TOS-1 multiple-rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon, mounted on a T-72 tank chassis, being battle-tested in Syria:
Burning everything in its path, the TOS-1A "Blazing Sun" heavy flamethrower system … gives its enemies no chance of survival. It is impossible to escape or hide from. In open spaces, its thermobaric warheads leave scorched deserts over hundreds of square metres, while it is even more deadly in urban locations.
On a smaller scale, the RPO-Prize, like the RPO-A Shmel, is a man-portable rocket launcher classified by the Russians as a flamethrower. When you see the results it visits upon its targets, you can see why it is classified as a flamethrower. It’s a little taste of hell.
War is hell. So don’t go looking for it.
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