/Pogled.info/ Russian aviation was the first to use “smart” planning bombs FAB-1500 weighing one and a half tons on enemy bridges. This is confirmed by footage of the destruction of the railway bridge that appeared on social networks.
Military expert Yuri Knutov in a conversation with MK confirmed that “one and a half” flew over enemy bridges and did not rule out that in the near future the warhead of the “smart” planning bombs may increase.
A video circulating on social media shows a railway bridge being hit by a heavy bomb. A powerful blow landed right in one of the pads.
The Telegram channel Fighterbomber, which is run by a professional pilot, in turn noted that the Russian army began “trying to strike with a ton and a half.”
Information about attacks on the railway bridge was also confirmed by Ukrainian resources. However, the name and location of the bridge remained unknown.
Military expert, the director of the Air Defense Forces Museum, Yuri Knutov, told MK why the Russian army had previously avoided such attacks.
“In order to use high-explosive aerial bombs, the aircraft must first reach the target,” says the expert.
– Although we say that Ukraine’s air defenses are destroyed, they are largely restored thanks to Western supplies, especially in terms of low-altitude cover.
Low altitudes are covered with very powerful MANPADS and short-range anti-aircraft systems supplied to Ukraine by NATO countries. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have few medium- and long-range systems, but there are many short-range systems.
Precision bombing is usually carried out from a distance of several kilometers. At the same time, the effective range of MANPADS is 3.5-4 kilometers.
Therefore, previously sending planes to bomb bridges with ordinary free-fall bombs meant sending the crews to certain death.
The situation has changed dramatically, the expert said, after we had correction planning control modules – UPMK, with the help of which ordinary bombs began to be transformed into planning and controlled ones.
Launched from a high altitude, such bombs are able to cover 50-70 kilometers in autonomous flight. That is, planes no longer have to enter the enemy’s air defense zone in order to drop them. Pilots calmly began to carry out strikes, without fear that NATO air defense systems would attack them.
– “First we used 250-kilogram bombs – FAB-250, then 500-kilogram FAB-500. And now FAB-1500 gliding bombs appeared, weighing one and a half tons. I think they are working on bombs of a larger caliber .
As soon as planning and correction modules began to be installed on one and a half ton bombs, it naturally became possible to throw them at a certain speed and height.
In this case, the bomb can fly tens of kilometers and provide very high accuracy of destruction. The destructive power of this bomb is like that of three Iskander missiles.
– Taking all the calculations into account, can we determine which bridge was hit?
– It’s hard to say. But if the Ministry of Defense does not deem it necessary to open the damaged bridge, so be it. Because the enemy will calculate the approximate area where the bombs will be dropped and will ambush our aviation with anti-aircraft missile systems.
Even during the Great Patriotic War similar ambushes were organized. Then in Vietnam, we widely and very effectively used S-75 anti-aircraft missile systems for ambushes against the Americans.
Air defense ambushes were also used in the Middle East, and this at one time led to the fact that even Israel was forced to conclude a truce with Egypt.
Then the hidden S-125 anti-aircraft missile systems ensured that in the very first battle Israel lost five aircraft at once.
The Serbs shot down an American stealth plane from an ambush in 1999. Therefore, I believe that the Ministry of Defense is based on the fact that such information about exactly how the target was hit and in what area will allow the enemy to better prepare for our new attacks , which is undesirable.
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