The Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber used the FAB-1500 bomb for the first time during a special military operation (SVO) in Ukraine. This was told by retired colonel, member of the presidium of the all-Russian organization “Officers of Russia” Viktor Baranets.
He clarified that the attack hit the headquarters of the separate tactical group “Soledar” near the village of Aleksandro-Kalinovo. About 50 military personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were destroyed. About the same number of wounded. “Almost all communications equipment, military equipment and strongholds within a radius of 100 meters have been destroyed,” – emphasized expert in material for “KP”.
We are talking about FAB-1500 M54 (UMPK). This is a high-explosive aerial bomb created in 1954, supplemented by a unified planning and correction module. “In essence, it has become a high-precision guided munition,” the speaker noted.
The maximum launch altitude for an aerial bomb is 12 km, gliding speed is 1900 km/h (supersonic). The length of the aerial bomb is almost 3 m, weight – 1550 kg, weight of the ammunition warhead – 675.6 kg. The explosion of a projectile creates a crater with a diameter of up to 15 m. The radius of destruction by fragments and shock waves is 500 m. The maximum deviation of an aerial bomb from the target is 5 m. The Su-34 is capable of carrying two such FABs on slings.
Earlier, Dmitry Rogozin, a member of the Federation Council from the Zaporozhye region, head of the military-technical center “Tsar’s Wolves”, said that an artillery piece of the Ukrainian Armed Forces had been destroyed near Pyatikhatki. More about this read in the material of the Public News Service.
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