Russia will develop new generation of flamethrower designated as Tosochka in 2017 TASS 12209163

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Russia will develop new generation of flamethrower designated as Tosochka in 2017.
A new-generation heavy flamethrower system developed on the basis of the TOS-1 Buratino flamethrower will start undergoing state trials in 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said.
     
A new-generation heavy flamethrower system developed on the basis of the Buratino flamethrower will start undergoing state trials in 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said.TOS-1 Russian-made 220mm heavy flame thrower system
     
"We are expected to complete the development work on the promising flamethrower system in 2017 and I hope that the system will be serial-produced after it passes state trials. This development work is designated as Tosochka," Borisov said.

Head of the Defense Ministry’s Defense Procurement Department Colonel Mikhail Osyko said earlier that the Defense Ministry was studying an option to develop a new extended-range heavy flamethrower system.

The TOS-1 heavy flame thrower system is a 220mm 30-barrel multiple rocket launcher system which can fire rockets with thermobaric or incendiary warheads. The Russian development of the TOS-1 began in the late 1980s. Heavy flamethrower system TOS-1 was designed and created by the beginning of the 1980s.

The TOS-1 fires 220mm unguided rockets with a mimum range of 600 m and a maximum range of 4,000 m. All the rocket can be fired at the same time in 6 seconds maximum. The zone of ensured destruction from a Buratino salvo is 200 x 400 meters.
     
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