NewsRussian mishap: Anti-aircraft system found in civilian's car in Shebekino

Russian mishap: Anti-aircraft system found in civilian's car in Shebekino

An unprecedented situation in Russia. A bomb got stuck in a car
An unprecedented situation in Russia. A bomb got stuck in a car
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6:18 AM EDT, May 24, 2024

Russian soldiers repeatedly showed during the war that the title of "the second army in the world" is entirely inaccurate. This time, a significant mistake occurred in the Russian city of Shebekino, resulting in a car being damaged. The military left the resident in the back seat a "present."

Shebekino is a city in the southwestern part of Russia, in the Belgorod region, right on the border with Ukraine.

A year ago, it was widely reported that the situation in Shebekino spiraled out of control. The police and the military were said to have fled the city. Chaos ensued after the pro-Ukrainian Freedom of Russia Legion and the Russian Volunteer Corps announced their entry into the town.

Now, an unusual incident has occurred in this city. As seen on social media, a launch pad of a Pantsir, a self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery and missile system, appeared on the back seat of a car. How did it even get there?

You go to your car in the morning, and there is a Pantsir's launch pad on the seat. And it's Ukrainians who are "bombarding" Russian cities - we read online.

What does Russian weaponry look like on the front line?

Pantsir are Russian self-propelled anti-aircraft systems, developed in the 1990s.

The heart of the Pantsir-S1 system is an armament module, including two 30mm 2A38M automatic cannons. Each offers a rate of fire of up to 2500 rounds per minute, allowing effective engagement of targets within a range of up to 2.5 miles using various types of ammunition.

Additionally, the system includes an anti-aircraft missile launcher, housing 12 57E6 or 57E6-E missiles. They are arranged in two sections of six each, allowing simultaneous engagement of multiple targets. The missiles have a range of up to 12.5 miles and are command-guided by radio, making them entirely dependent on the launcher until they hit the target.

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