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Russia uses powerful ODAB-1500 bomb in Ukraine for first time - media

30 March, 2024 Saturday
17:28

For the first time, the Russian occupation army has launched a powerful ODAB-1500 bomb in Ukraine. After the strike, a 1 km high cloud of smoke rose in the sky

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According to military observer Julian Röpke, the Russian forces attacked the village of Velyka Pysarivka in Sumy region with such a warhead.

According to an analysis of open data, a 1 km-high cloud of smoke rose into the sky after the bomb hit.

"The use of a 1.5-tonne bomb in the village Röpke called 'a new bottom in Russia's war against Ukrainian cities,'" the statement said.

Reference. An ODAB (volume-detonating aircraft bomb) is a thermobaric bomb from the Soviet era that releases a flammable liquid in the form of an aerosol about 10 metres before hitting a target and ignites it.

This is called a volumetric explosion. Such a munition has a greater destructive power than the classical one. Previously, the Russian army used such bombs, but they were of the smallest weight: from 170 to 500 kg. 

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