ODAB-1500 Strike on Alleged Ukrainian Operating Base

Drone video released by Russian sources that has been mis-categorized as a FAB-1500 strikes shows an ODAB-1500 thermobaric weapon being dropped on a building located inside of Volchansk. According to the Russian source of the video, who also mischaracterized the explosive seen in the video, the building was being utilized by Ukrainian forces as a forward operating base.


The primary way to tell the difference between the two is the explosive signature. FAB munitions are high explosive whereas ODAB munitions are thermobaric. The large bright explosive signature here indicates that we're looking at some sort of thermobaric weapon system.


That said, I'm not personally positive that the ODAB line of munitions has been turned into a glide bomb just yet, and this video does appear to show a glide bomb. Open to hearing what you guys think down in the comments section. I am far from an expert on Russian explosive weapon systems at this stage, and thankfully I have never seen one in real life.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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Drone video released by Russian sources that has been mis-categorized as a FAB-1500 strikes shows an ODAB-1500 thermobaric weapon being dropped on a building located inside of Volchansk. According to the Russian source of the video, who also mischaracterized the explosive seen in the video, the building was being utilized by Ukrainian forces as a forward operating base.


The primary way to tell the difference between the two is the explosive signature. FAB munitions are high explosive whereas ODAB munitions are thermobaric. The large bright explosive signature here indicates that we're looking at some sort of thermobaric weapon system.


That said, I'm not personally positive that the ODAB line of munitions has been turned into a glide bomb just yet, and this video does appear to show a glide bomb. Open to hearing what you guys think down in the comments section. I am far from an expert on Russian explosive weapon systems at this stage, and thankfully I have never seen one in real life.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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