Russian Artillery Crushed By Precision Air Burst Strikes

Footage shows two different Russian multiple rocket launch systems (MLRS) being destroyed by Ukrainian air burst precision munitions.


It's not clear what weapon was responsible for the destruction, possibly M982 Excalibur rounds fired from M777 howitzers, or M31 GMLRS fired from HIMARS or M270 rocket systems. The air burst "proximity" setting is used because it showers hundreds of high density tungsten balls down onto the unarmored targets, resulting in greater damage than would be achieved in a conventional point-detonating blast.


The Russian targets were identified as Uragan 9P140 and 9P138 Grad-1 multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).


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Footage shows two different Russian multiple rocket launch systems (MLRS) being destroyed by Ukrainian air burst precision munitions.


It's not clear what weapon was responsible for the destruction, possibly M982 Excalibur rounds fired from M777 howitzers, or M31 GMLRS fired from HIMARS or M270 rocket systems. The air burst "proximity" setting is used because it showers hundreds of high density tungsten balls down onto the unarmored targets, resulting in greater damage than would be achieved in a conventional point-detonating blast.


The Russian targets were identified as Uragan 9P140 and 9P138 Grad-1 multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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