“Ukraine captures Russian TOS-1A thermobaric rocket launcher.”
“The blasts can last significantly longer than a conventional explosive and are capable of vaporizing human bodies, they are some of the most powerful non-nuclear weapons in existence and are banned under the geneva conventions, mounted on a t-72 tank chassis the
tos-1a is one of many different types of heavy artillery spotted entering Ukraine
from Russia. Since the invasion began last thursday. There have been claims on social media that the tos-1a has been used in the latest artillery strikes by Russia,
including the barrage on the town of Asilkev around 20 miles south of Kiev.
Some observers speculated that a huge explosion at the silk of air base could
have been evidence that tos-1a was used the ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. has said that a vacuum bomb, another term for thermobaric weapons, had already been used during the invasion, although reports have yet to be independently confirmed.
Oksana Markharova accused putin of using a vacuum bomb on monday addressing reporters on monday night after a meeting with u.s lawmakers at the white house ms markharova said they
used the vacuum bomb today which is actually prohibited by the geneva convention.”
Ukrainian army captures Russian TOS-1A thermobaric rocket launcher.
UKRAINIAN armed forces have reportedly captured a Russian rocket launcher as Kremlin forces continue to meet heavy resistance in the attack on Ukraine.
The Russian TOS-1A thermobaric rocket launcher was reportedly captured by the Ukrainian army on Tuesday afternoon. An image posted on Twitter showed the heavy military weapon in an unspecified location.
The rocket launcher, which Russia categorises as a “heavy flamethrower”, has an infamous reputation because of the thermobaric rockets it fires.
Thermobaric weapons suck oxygen from the surrounding air to create a high-temperature explosion. The blasts can last significantly longer than a conventional explosive and are capable of vaporising human bodies.
They are some of the most powerful non-nuclear weapons in existence and are banned under the Geneva Conventions.”