The US called the advantages of the Russian “Solntsepek”

19FortyFive: Russian TOS-1 and TOS-1A systems can hit targets in cover

Russian heavy flamethrower systems TOS-1 “And TOS-1A” Solntsepek “can hit targets that are in shelters. The advantages of heavy Russian-made flamethrower systems were named by 19FortyFive columnist Brent Eastwood.

Eastwood noted that Solntsepek and Buratino use shells with a thermobaric composition. The impact of the flamethrower system results in the formation of a combustible cloud, which can penetrate into shelters. Also, TOS-1 and TOS-1A are distinguished by mobility, which is due to the use of a tank chassis.

In the publication 19FortyFive emphasized that heavy flamethrower systems received a fire control system with a ballistic computer and a laser rangefinder. After entering a firing position, the crew needs 90 seconds to prepare for firing.

In October, Eastwood wrote about the need to create regulations to ban the use of heavy flamethrower systems. In an article for 19FortyFive, he noted that the TOS-1 Buratino system can receive target data using a drone.

In September, The National Interest noted the capabilities of the TOS-2 Tosochka heavy flamethrower system. Columnist Sebastien Roblin said the Russian system could pose a threat to US tanks.