Vacuum bombs are doubly deadly
Putin uses Hell’s weapon in Bakhmut
Putin’s troops are trying by all means to conquer more areas in Ukraine – even using the TOS-1A. It is a weapon that kills twice and is also known as Putin’s Infernal Weapon.
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Updated: 34 minutes ago
New footage shows the Russians using the TOS-1A rocket launcher in Ukraine.
John HilligEditor News
There has been a bitter fight over Bachmut for months. Russian soldiers and the Wagner troops try to take the city. So far, the Ukrainians can hold the fort. That’s why Vladimir Putin’s (70) troops are now deploying very heavy artillery.
As Russia Today footage shows, the TOS-1A rocket launcher – better known as Putin’s weapon from hell – is apparently in use. No wonder: the TOS-1A does not fire ordinary rockets, but vacuum bombs. This causes two explosions. The first triggers a fireball – the second deprives the environment of oxygen. That’s doubly deadly.
The destructive power of the vacuum bomb is enormous. The heat from the fireballs is said to literally vaporize human bodies within seconds. Buildings and vehicles are pulverized. If you are not in the immediate vicinity, you are still in danger. There is a risk of suffocation.
USA used them in the fight against terrorists
The vacuum bombs themselves consist of two stages. The first consists of an aerosol charge, a mixture of carbon-based fuel and very fine metal particles, the second ignites this charge, creating a fireball, a violent blast wave, and a vacuum that sucks out all the oxygen in the environment.
The bombs have also been used by Western armed forces since the 1960s, including as bunker busters. The US Army, for example, used vacuum bombs when trying to take out al-Qaeda terrorists in the mountains of Afghanistan.
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“Our units are advancing almost everywhere”
For experts, it was only a matter of time before the Russians would use Putin’s infernal weapon in the Ukraine war. Shortly after the war began, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova (54), accused Russia of using vacuum bombs.
At that time there were no confirmations, only reports of corresponding preparations. However, the pictures from Russia Today now show that TOS-1A are in action. With devastating consequences. The video shows how a building complex is attacked with the vacuum bombs. Several impacts can be seen, followed by explosions including fireballs. This may also be why the Russians can report their first successes.
Pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Puschilin said Monday that fighting in Bakhmut was increasing in intensity. “The situation is still difficult, but our units are advancing almost everywhere.” The pro-Russian separatists also announced on Monday that they had taken over two nearby villages.