Photo: Russian TOS-1 Heavy Flamethrower System Moving To Hama To Purge Terrorists

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Photo: Russian TOS-1 Heavy Flamethrower System Moving To Hama To Purge Terrorists

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Three Russian heavy flame-thrower systems, TOS-1A “Solntsepyok”, are reportedly heading to the Hama countryside in order to purge al-Qaeda-linked terrorists advancing against government forces in the area.

Accorinng to a media activist from the Syrian town of Tartus, Ali Hamdan, released a photo of one of the systems en route from Tartus to Hama.

If confirmed, TOS-1A systems will play a major role in the expected government counter-attack in northern Hama.

A unit of the Russian Military Police was reportedly escoring the convoy.

Photo: Russian TOS-1 Heavy Flamethrower System Moving To Hama To Purge Terrorists

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  • John Brown

    Yes very good. But for situations like this in HAMA where the
    terrorists are out in the open Russia needs an equivalent to the American DAISY
    CUTTER BOMB the Largest Conventional Bomb in Existence. http://www3.nd.edu/~techrev/Archive/Spring2002/a8.html

    The Daisy Cutter bomb weighs in at 15,000 pounds and
    destroys anything in a 600-yard radius. First used during the Vietnam War,
    these huge bombs have since been employed in the Gulf War and most recently in
    Afghanistan. Although the “Daisy Cutter” bomb is not a nuclear weapon, its use
    in battle has caused controversy because of its terrifying and utterly
    destructive nature.

    Because of the cumbersome size of the Daisy Cutter and its
    deadly results, it must be uniquely deployed and detonated. It is launched on a
    delivery trolley and forced out the back of a C-130 cargo plane. The plane
    itself must be at least 6,000 feet off the ground to avoid the bomb’s massive
    shock wave.

    Russia has big enough transport planes to drop this type of
    bomb.

    • Jesus

      The Russians the the Father of all bombs, the destructive power is great, yet you need to consider the damage to th infrastructure.

      • ruca

        Yes FOAB is one I would love to see in use, but you must have the correct conditions to use it.

        • john mason

          all the conditions are their, many terrorists and the infrastructure is not significant anymore.

          • ruca

            I was wondering lately if they have an active version. Meaning a missile or something that can deliver the huge weight without a strategic bomber.

          • john mason

            don’t really know if Russia does but an ICBM would be perfect for the job, not nuclear but some other like incendiary.

        • Mr. Perfect

          You’re a bunch of idiots. U.S bombs are much stronger than those faulty Russian bombs, bahaha. Get a grip. Russians are impoverished and you expect us to believe that Russia has superior bombs? Hahahahahaha. The U.S has THOUSANDS of different types of bombs in hiding that nobody has ever seen or heard about. Learn something.

          • ruca

            Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your idiot.

          • ruca

            Faulty Russian bombs. What happens? Do they blow up? Must be nice to know everything.

          • Thegr8rambino

            yea and they bomb schools, hospitals, mosques with them and claim they are fighting terrorism

          • SOF

            Pot calling kettle black.

      • John Brown

        Thank you. Yes they need to use these bombs ASAP in the HAMA offensive when the terrorists are out in the open. Don’t let them go back to Idlib to hide out among civilians again. Probably the most interesting thing about this weapon is that it is
        clearly designed to be carried by a large bomber… no Flanker variant
        could carry a weapon of this weight.

        It is basically a huge fuel air explosive bomb, so it destroys by heat and the shockwave
        is rather slower than with conventional high explosives, but it is still
        present, so buildings will still be damaged. The other kill mechanism
        would be oxygen starvation and enormous pressure changes.

        • Jesus

          A Tu160 would do it.

      • Mr. Perfect

        You’re a bunch of idiots. U.S bombs are much stronger than those faulty Russian bombs, bahaha. Get a grip. Russians are impoverished and you expect us to believe that Russia has superior bombs? Hahahahahaha. The U.S has THOUSANDS of different types of bombs in hiding that nobody has ever seen or heard about.

        • El Diablo

          I bet they are are hidden up in your ass :D

          • Mr. Perfect

            Whoa, that was such a good joke! You got me there!

            How old are you, 12?

            Pathetic, impoverished foreigner. Get bombed.

          • Daniel Castro

            FOAB is the strongest conventional bomb in the world, it has much more destructive power than the murican one, and this is confirmed by the pentagon.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_of_All_Bombs

            If only war was about wiping entire cities of the map it would be much easier… not everyone is like USA psycopaths that nuke entire cities fiilled with civilians just to send a message.

          • Mr. Perfect

            Don’t lie to yourself! Long live Zionism!

          • Daniel Castro

            Idiot

          • Charlie rad

            Baahh. Baaabby. Your goat is calling. Or is it your sister,

          • Charlie rad

            You are 100% correct. Finally the facts.

          • ruca

            Also FOAB weighs less than MOAB, yet still is way more powerful.

          • El Diablo

            I’ve reason. They are decidedly hidden up your ass :D

          • javier

            you are the definition of stupid white trash

          • Charlie rad

            The guys a Jihadi Troll pretending to be an American so many lately. Sitting Raqqa or Londonistan mounting his goat. Daadddy !!

          • Charlie rad

            Miss purrfucked is a Jihadi Troll folks. No substance all bull. Hey Abdullah go back to your wife the Goat. Baaahhh .

        • gustavo

          Russia is the only nation with 100 Mton hydrogen bombs ready to be launch anywhere they decide to. USA had even problem to construct 7 Mton bomb (they made miscalculation and huge contamination in the Pacific islands). You can check this by yourself, everything about this is well officially reported.

    • john mason

      Russian FOAB is the most devastating, 4 times as powerful as the US MOAB.

      • Charlie rad

        100% correct. Great fact. Ignore the Jihadi troll.

    • Derapage
  • Thegr8rambino

    HHAHAAHAHA YESSS VAPORIZE THEM!!!

    • Jesus

      Jihadi kebabs.

    • Mr. Perfect

      Russians are getting vaporized.

      • Thegr8rambino

        in ur dreams, hopefully soon YOU will be!

      • Charlie rad

        your sister & your wife & mommy the Goats . Baaahhhh

      • Charlie rad

        don’t worry sweetie. We have a package coming to you real soon. Smile . KaBOOM !!

      • Bob

        This is just troll bait – don’t bother feeding or giving it attention.

  • Trustin Judeau

    Al Toilette offensive have lost its momentum .This is what rebel supporter is saying – Doesn’t sound good. Amateurism of last Aleppo battle: not enough manpower, tactical mistakes. Costly with Regime/Russia firepower ” Now SAA must solve Tadef situation also . Daraa offensive repelled,Damascus offensive ended now this 2 things

    • john mason

      don’t be so pessimistic Trustin. All part of the battle plan, getting the terrorists in one area namely Idlib and then surrounding the district. It frees up the seasoned soldiers for Raqqa.

    • DJ Double D

      This was what I said before. Before Turkey entered into Syria, the Support for the Rebels was there but even more so now that she is inside Syria. So you see my point. Erdogan is in Syria for his own plan and Syria won’t see peace now unless somehow he is seriously thought a Military lesson.

      • Trustin Judeau

        The problem is that in Syria there isnt friends . Everybody is free for all mode like in the games .Kurds are hostile to FSA and sometimes to the goverment . Now to ES . On the other side there are HTS and company . And there are so called moderate rebels in the South

        • i see your point,some of readers like me thinking normalize FSA, HTS and so-called moderat rebels would be the first priority according the situation near Raqqa when ISIS besieged by SDF. Normally ISIS will flee along Palmyra frontline. and dont forget Deir Ezzor is mainly target right now as we can see that SDF doesnt encircle the way to Deir Ezzor. The best strategic to beat FSA backed Turk is Hit and Negotiate, Hit and Negotiate. dont let them striking first. ISIS is quite different in mentality with FSA, we dont know when FSA and Company looks gentle or barbaric.

  • Maj Dan

    That ordnance was being disposed of in the 1980″s because it was self detonating while in storage.
    I am not sure if we salvaged the container vessels and fill them with more stable stuff. The daisy cutter was last use during the Mayaquez incident (to my knowledge) and saved a lot of Marines lives. We now have bigger more stable replacements in the inventory – I believe they thermoberic monsters!

  • Derapage

    HTS does massively use of UAV. SAA needs anti-UAV systems like these
    https://southfront.org/us-troops-use-anti-uav-defense-system-to-combat-isis-drones-in-mosul/

  • Bob

    The diagram above is pretty interesting, have never seen pics of support vehicles before, and the fire vehicle’s crews look seriously stocked with small arms if get in any unexpected trouble.