Russian airborne troops for the first time in history received the TOS-1A “Solntsepyok” heavy flamethrower systems, and they will be used in the special operation zone in Ukraine, the Defense Ministry revealed.
The heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A “Solntsepyok” (Scorching Sun) was developed based on the TOS-1 “Buratino” in 2001.
This type of firepower system is designed to incapacitate an enemy’s lightly armored vehicles, cars, buildings, fortifications and manpower at a distance of up to six kilometers.
Colonel Alexei Goncharov, who heads the Airborne NBC Protection Troops, noted that these systems have no equal in the collective West’s arsenals, so they induce panic among our enemies.
The Solntsepyok systems have proven to be extremely effective in destroying fortified enemy strongholds during the special operation, the Defense Ministry noted.
It unleashes its firepower using the latest software systems of topographic and geodetic referencing. There is no place to run and hide from the TOS-1A, not even in the trenches, the ministry added.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2023.