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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

BILD writes about it.

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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