Azovstal hit with MZ-21 incendiary projectiles


During the Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory, both the Ukrainian military and civilians were blocked at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. On May 7, with the participation of the UN, the evacuation of civilians from the enterprise was completed, and only armed persons remained there, refusing to lay down their arms.


On May 15, a video appeared on the Web showing how the MLRS BM-21 "Grad" of 122-mm caliber works with rocket unguided incendiary projectiles MZ-21 (9M22S) at the positions of the Ukrainian military at Azovstal. Militants of the Nazi regiment "Azov" (an organization banned in Russia) of the NGU, the remnants of the 36th Marine Brigade, local policemen, border guards and nationalist territorial defense forces dug in there. In total, about 1 thousand "bayonets".


The blow of these reliable "lighters", developed in the USSR in the late 60s of the XX century, leaves an indelible impression - it looks like a fiery rain. MZ-21 are designed to create massive fires. The incendiary element is a shell of a hexagonal section made of magnesium alloy ML-5, in the blind socket of which a pyrotechnic composition is pressed.

In order for the accuracy of fire at intermediate distances (12-15 km) to be higher, rockets are supplied with large brake rings. Then burning incendiary elements are scattered over an area of ​​​​6400 m2 (this is a square of 80 m by 80 m). Each MZ-21 contains 180 incendiary elements. The use of such "lighters" saves a significant amount of high-explosive ammunition when the enemy is hiding behind various structures and terrain.
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  1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 15 May 2022 19: 34
    +7
    Almost like fireworks. I would watch and watch...
  2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 15 May 2022 19: 43
    +7
    Here they went nuts there from this "fireworks" yes Yes, throw the "father of all bombs" there. There are no glasses in the adjacent areas of the city for a long time.
  3. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 15 May 2022 20: 25
    -11
    So the whole plant will burn down. And this is one of the largest metallurgical plants in the world. Produced more than 200 items of products that were in demand in many countries.
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 15 May 2022 20: 56
      +4
      So the whole plant will burn down. And this is one of the largest metallurgical plants in the world. Produced more than 200 items of products that were in demand in many countries.

      Everything is fine. Akhmetov insured him
      1. GIS Offline GIS
        GIS (Ildus) 16 May 2022 09: 21
        +1
        generally do not care about ahmeotva: he himself gave them shelter, he himself received
    2. guest Offline guest
      guest 15 May 2022 21: 02
      +3
      If all these devils still burn in the catacombs, then it's okay.
      1. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
        Omas Bioladen 16 May 2022 06: 40
        +1
        These munitions are only effective on the surface of the earth. Nothing is on fire at all. These munitions only poison puddles of water from rainwater intakes, from which dillfish can take drinking water.
    3. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
      Omas Bioladen 16 May 2022 06: 36
      0
      There is nothing flammable there. There is some other reason for dropping such ammunition.
    4. sgrabik Online sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 16 May 2022 09: 22
      0
      Quote: Roma Phil
      So the whole plant will burn down. And this is one of the largest metallurgical plants in the world. Produced more than 200 items of products that were in demand in many countries.

      Who needs all this now?
    5. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 16 May 2022 09: 50
      +2
      Quote: Roma Phil
      So the whole plant will burn down.

      There is no longer a factory. This place will be a park.
    6. special correspondent (oleg) 16 May 2022 10: 59
      0
      - yes, the dog is with him .... with this Akhmetov steel plant.
  4. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 15 May 2022 20: 52
    -7
    And other publications (sites) write:

    The combustion temperature of such projectiles is approximately 3 thousand degrees Celsius and they are designed to destroy enemy personnel and equipment by creating massive fires. These are phosphor shells. They cause an unstoppable fire. Thermite balls are prohibited by international humanitarian law.
    1. Oleg Gorshkov Offline Oleg Gorshkov
      Oleg Gorshkov (Oleg Gorshkov) 15 May 2022 23: 03
      +2
      Oh come on!!!
      Tell it to the Americans
      Moreover, I don’t see a single residential building, unlike the numerous uses of this type of weapon by the US Army



    2. lomograph Offline lomograph
      lomograph (Igor) 16 May 2022 07: 35
      +5
      uncle, it is written in Russian: magnesium. There is no phosphorus there, and never was.
      Sodium, titanium, PVC and resin, in a magnesium sheath.
    3. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 16 May 2022 09: 53
      +1
      Quote: Roma Phil
      These are phosphor shells

      It's magic, not phosphorus. Phosphorus has not only an incendiary, but also a toxic effect during combustion, and therefore is prohibited.
    4. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
      Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 16 May 2022 10: 36
      0
      There is no longer any right ... Besides, who will write a scientific work "the negative impact of humanitarian law on the protection of the life and health of the people being destroyed"?
      1. special correspondent (oleg) 16 May 2022 11: 02
        0
        it's interesting that you singled out the Nazi Battalion "Azov" into the category of an entire people.
  5. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 15 May 2022 20: 57
    +3
    Well, right! Why keep these charges in warehouses, let them work, especially after the expiration of their service life it will not be necessary to destroy them and spend money on this.
    1. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
      Roma Phil (Roma) 15 May 2022 21: 35
      -5
      As other Russian media write (there will be no link. Search for yourself)

      The use of phosphorus bombs against civilians has been banned since 1977 by the Geneva Convention. Only a few countries, such as the United States and Israel, have not signed the ban agreement. In modern history, phosphorus bombs were used in the wars in Iraq or Vietnam.

      Well, judging by the photos and descriptions of the action of these shells, they are not called in vain "Weapon of Terror".
      It is terrifying to imagine how a particle of this incendiary mixture at 3 thousand degrees burns through a person through and through.
      1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 16 May 2022 05: 46
        +1
        Is it not one hell where they burn. In hell or here
  6. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Boris) 15 May 2022 22: 01
    +3
    All this is spectacular, but what are the results?
  7. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
    Omas Bioladen 15 May 2022 22: 15
    -2
    Ich verstehe den Sinn dieser Zündblättchen nicht.
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      1. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
        Colonel Kudasov (Boris) 16 May 2022 01: 58
        +1
        He demands the Kemsky volost?
  8. guest Offline guest
    guest 15 May 2022 22: 34
    +1
    Quote: Roma Phil
    It is terrifying to imagine how a particle of this incendiary mixture at 3 thousand degrees burns through a person through and through.

    Well, of those who remained in Azov, no one can be called a person, I hope they will all burn there anyway ..
    1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 15 May 2022 22: 38
      -3
      Don't you know what to divide people into people and not people Nazism?
      1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
        Pat Rick 15 May 2022 23: 11
        +1
        The words from the song about Nazism do not fit the song about Azovstal.
        Even if you pull them very strongly here.
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  9. Antor Offline Antor
    Antor 15 May 2022 22: 50
    +3
    The main thing is not to succumb to all kinds of people who want to help in the evacuation of these war criminals from the territory of Azovstal, Turkey is especially fussy "our sworn .....", which nevertheless agreed with the admission of Sweden and Finland to NATO !!!! The more the Nazis yell from the dungeons, the less chance they have to avoid going out under the white flag, and to the DPR fighters, they have been waiting for them for a long time !!!
  10. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 May 2022 05: 15
    -2
    Azovstal hit with MZ-21 incendiary projectiles

    - Damn, only "yesterday, 10:36"
    - In the subject:

    The destruction of the Ukrainian pontoon crossing across the Seversky Donets violated the plans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to force the river

    - Personally, I just managed to write:

    So they can still hold on in these catacombs - for as long as they like !!! - They need to be burned, destroyed, and not wait until they do something!!!

    - so ours immediately hit with incendiary shells MZ-21 (and before that - everything was slow and waiting for something) !!!
    Maybe I should write more like this!
    1. alex-cn Offline alex-cn
      alex-cn (alexey bakharev) 16 May 2022 17: 08
      0
      I don’t understand, if, as they say, the entire surface of the plant is cleaned, and all the s ... whose is sitting in the catacombs, then what’s the point in lighters? Or do they want to smoke them out like a badger from a hole?
  11. Lis_Domino Offline Lis_Domino
    Lis_Domino (Sergei) 16 May 2022 10: 04
    +2
    The coast of the sea, and they cannot be served water in unlimited quantities in the catacombs. ?
  12. Joker62 Offline Joker62
    Joker62 (Ivan) 16 May 2022 15: 07
    +1
    Quote: Observer2014
    So the whole plant will burn down. And this is one of the largest metallurgical plants in the world. Produced more than 200 items of products that were in demand in many countries.

    Everything is fine. Akhmetov insured him

    And do you think that Donbass will pay him insurance for AzovStal? Ears him from a dead donkey, not insurance!
  13. Yuri Neupokoev Offline Yuri Neupokoev
    Yuri Neupokoev (Yuri Neupokoev) 17 May 2022 09: 28
    0
    They want to say to these non-humans (other people): come out, nothing will happen to you, no one will shoot your knees, etc. You will be treated, fed, watered, put to bed (such a directive). Therefore, this is not a war, but enforcement of peace. People are sorry, only.