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Russia and Syria army deplot Mi-28N helicopters and Shmel M RPG launchers against Islamic State

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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 09:06 AM
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Seriously this place looks like Mars or something. No water. No food. It's barren. Mi-28N and Shmel M are effective. Mi-28N is on par with Apache D/E and Shmel M is 90 mm reusable thermobaric which is said to have a blast on par with a 152 / 155 mm artillery round.

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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 09:21 AM
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When the guy fires the AT4 at about the 13 second mark, the munition just falls straight down, and he looks off in the distance? This looks fake.
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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: allsee4eye

Some of that footage is range training. You can tell at :46, all the silhouettes in a neat row...



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: Stevenjames15

Shmel M can be seen at the 0:13 mark and the 0:55 mark. The original Shmel was 1 time use. Shmel M is resuable. It's explained in this video.




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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 09:39 AM
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I think we were seeing a sleeve that falls off the round after it leaves the firing tube. Since it is reusable, it would require the rounds to be packaged.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

That's correct. The tube that falls onto the ground is sort of like the casing of an artillery round that gets ejected after firing the round.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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Yep there's also a red circle highlighting the explosive hitting the ground further away down the range than where the sleeve falls

It stills look funny though when it falls, like the round just drops to the ground instead of working, reminds of this French fail vid




posted on May, 18 2017 @ 12:05 PM
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originally posted by: Stevenjames15
a reply to: [post=22245208]allsee4eye[/p
When the guy fires the AT4 at about the 13 second mark, the munition just falls straight down, and he looks off in the distance? This looks fake.


It's an RPO-O Shmel. It fires a thermobaric incendiary rocket for use against fortifications, light vehicles and infantry. It replaced the LPO-50 and TPO-50 in Russian service. First used in Afghanistan I believe, very effective.

But that one definitely had a launch failure. Other videos of them don't show that happening as normal. What falls is far too big to be the rocket casing.

Anyway, I think this is either an exercise or a 'for the press' propaganda film.
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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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It's Shmel M.




posted on May, 18 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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edit: waste of time.
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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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Mi-28N and Msta-B in eastern Homs

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posted on May, 19 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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Turan SOF hunting down IS warriors in eastern Homs. They seem to be pretty well equipped.




posted on May, 19 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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More TOS-1A thermobaric artillery and loaders arrived at the Tartus port.

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posted on May, 20 2017 @ 12:40 PM
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Hezbollah in eastern Homs armed with Konkurs

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