The network showed footage of the use of the Cheburashka MLRS with thermobaric ammunition strikes
The 217 mm Cheburashka MLRS, developed in the DPR and in service with the Cascade special forces since 2018, has been deployed at the front and has been used since the first days of the Russian air defense. But their number is small, so videos with them do not appear often. Rare footage of the use of this useful weapon system with attacks on the enemy with thermobaric (volumetric detonating) and high-explosive fragmentation incendiary ammunition has appeared on the Internet.
The video shows how the crew of one twin launcher fires at the Ukrainian Armed Forces, firing many rockets towards the enemy. On the basis of the chassis of a three-axle all-wheel drive truck of the KrAZ brand (6X6) there are two U-shaped slewing bearings (towers), each of which has 32 guides (4 rows of 8 pieces), i.e. a full volley of the entire paired PU is 64 rounds.
Moreover, unguided ammunition is turbojet and solid propellant, they have no planes on the body and stabilization in flight is carried out due to rotation during the operation of oblique nozzles. The combat crew consists of six military personnel. Each tower can fire in different directions, i.e., at two targets simultaneously.
The firing range is short and varies from 1,5 km to 9,6 km. But it is compensated by the power of impact on the enemy. The Cheburashka MLRS is an absolutely unique weapons system that was created in the DPR during the confrontation with Ukraine and is close to the family of heavy flamethrower systems (TOS). Initially, up to ten units were produced, but now the number is said to have increased significantly.