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The flamethrower tank for the 21st century

Sure, it's cold now. But not for long.

Sure, it’s cold now. But not for long.

The flamethrower tank for the 21st century

The article is about the first live-fire exercise for a Russian battalion equipped with the new Burning Sun system. It’s a 24-tube 220 mm direct-fire rocket launcher, armed with thermobaric warheads. The rocket box is carried by a turretless T-72 hull.

Herald had thought the shoulder-launched 90 mm RPO thermobaric weapon frightening enough. Trust the Russians to bring in an upgrade to warm the heart of Zhukov himself…

 

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