Vladimir Putin’s ‘Blazing Sun’ flamethrower missile launcher will be mobilised as part of the increasingly savage battle to destroy ISIS terrorists waging war in Syria.
The mobile killing machine features thermobaric weapons that are capable of destroying as many as eight tower blocks in one strike.
Thermobaric warheads, which shoot flammable liquid around a target before igniting the air, are thought to have arrived in Syria last month.
But the multiple rocket launcher, also known as TOS-1A, can cause indiscriminate damage and Western observers fear it could lead to mass civilian casualties.
Blazing Sun can fire up to 30 missiles in one go and is also equipped with a flamethrower that shoots a jet of fire metres into the air.
One journalist who has witnessed the use of the Blazing Sun missile launcher said: “The results are devastating. Not only is the explosion significantly longer and the shockwave significantly hotter and stronger than a conventional warhead, but all the oxygen in the near vicinity is also consumed, creating a partial vacuum.”
Full article: Putin sends DEADLIEST ‘Blazing Sun’ flamethrower missile to Syria to wipe out ISIS (Express)