Ukraine continues to pull weapons and equipment to the Russian border, hiding behind statements about “a possible attack by the Russian aggressor”. However, not all, what is moving towards Russia, reaches its borders.
Ukrainian Armed Forces lost MLRS “Hurricane”. Installation of multiple launch rocket, moving along the Odessa-Mariupol highway towards Novoazovsk, for an unknown reason left the track, breaking through the fence and falling down a slope, rolled over several times. The pictures of the accident that have appeared on the Internet show, that the equipment received significant damage: the guides for launching missiles were torn off, flattened cabin. There is no information about the dead and injured, the cause of the accident is being established.
According to available information, “Hurricane” came with fully charged cassettes, ie everything 16 rockets caliber 220-mm were in the guides, what could have led to an explosion during an installation accident.
celebrated, that the installation was out of order for a long time, and given the shortage of spare parts in Ukraine, It can be assumed, what given “Hurricane” will be written off and will become “donor” spare parts for failing equipment. Also previously announced about the shortage of ammunition for MLRS “Hurricane”, but in this case they were not harmed, if the information about their location in the guides is correct.
Recall, Soviet MLRS 9K57 “Hurricane” put into service in 1975 year. The combat vehicle is based on the modified chassis of the ZIL-135LM vehicle.. Its mass is 20 tonnes, missile weight - 280 kg. The installation is capable of making a full volley for 20 seconds, releasing all 16 missiles at a range of up to 35 km.