24.04.15 12:08

Donbas has become testing ground for new Russian weaponry: Russian army fires with modified Kornet anti-tank missile systems. PHOTOS

Donbas has become a testing ground for new Russian weaponry. When fighting in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, the army of the Russian Federation actively uses modified Kornet anti-tank missile systems produced in 2009.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing Livejournal user andrei-bt.

"No one questions the fact that the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have become a testing ground for the new Russian weaponry.

"T-72B3, Pantsir-S, BTR-82 and many other have hovered in the TV news recently. The use of modern weaponry is not easy to hide as carcass fragments often remain as evidence. This can be clearly seen by Kornet anti-tank missile systems used against the Ukrainian army positions. The image shows fragments of Kornet, used against just one position of the Ukrainian army near the town of Shchastia about 20 times," he wrote.

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"Modern versions of the Kornet missile have armor penetration ability of more than 1200... 1300 mm above dynamic protection, and a fire range of up to 8 km. Moreover, there is an option of firing two missiles in a single laser beam. Reliable protection against Kornet can only be provided by a Duplet tandem dynamic protection," he explained.

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For comparison, here's a photo of a Kornet missile found during the Israeli-Lebanese conflict:

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"I recently reported on the increased use of the Kornet ATGM, produced in 2009, during combat in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. At that time, despite numerous launches, the tank remained intact (a truck, an anti-aircraft gun, and some other equipment was hit). Then, the only evidence found were the missile remains with markings. Our readers were outraged, saying the remains were fake, just like the remains of the Pantsir-S1 that had been found in the combat zone.

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But now, one of the witnesses posted on Facebook a photo of a well-preserved piece of a missile system, including an intact warhead 9M133, produced in 2012. The missile 9M133, with its thermobaric warhead and a 10 kg TNT equivalent, performs just as well as the warheads of the other high-explosive shells, in terms of the high-explosive impact and incendiary effect on target. "I think it's obvious", the witness later commented on his post and added more photos, which prove that the Russian army uses the latest weaponry in Donbas.

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