Russian media reports exposed the location of the Russian troops, allowing the Ukrainian troops to grasp the position of the artillery vehicle and fire and explode. Photo: Photo: Ukraine Weapons Tracker
Russia has invaded Ukraine with its superior military power, but it has not progressed smoothly. It has lost a lot of troops and equipment in the past three months since the war began. However, Russia has used its own media to brainwash from time to time to report the superiority of the Russian army in the war. The Tulip” self-propelled mortar vehicle was reported by the Russian media to expose the location of the troops, allowing the Ukrainian troops to grasp the location of the artillery vehicle, and then blasted the self-propelled mortar vehicle equipped with the world’s largest caliber mortar tube, making it This has become cannon fodder for Russian aggression.
The Twitter account “Ukraine Weapons Tracker”, which specializes in tracking Ukrainian frontline warfare, released an aerial footage on the 22nd and pointed out that the location was located in Rubizhne, a suburb of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, a Russian 2S4 “Tulip”. The self-propelled mortar vehicle was hidden between two buildings, but it was hit by artillery fire and was smoldering. Then it was suspected that the fire ignited the cannonball inside the vehicle and caused a “detonation”, and the parts were blown up hundreds of meters away. And produce a huge mushroom cloud.
It is understood that the 2S4 “Tulip” self-propelled mortar vehicle is currently owned by only four countries, including Russia, the Czech Republic, Iraq and North Korea. The first 2S4 destroyed in the Russian War. Some netizens shared the news of the 2S4 “fighting” published by the well-known Sri Lankan journalist Sasha Kots the day before, believing that it was the report that exposed the location of the self-propelled mortar vehicle, and that the Ukrainian army was tragically blown up by the Ukrainian army.
It is not the first time that Russia’s internal publicity report has exposed the secrets of its own troops. In March this year, Russian media reported that the large landing ship “Orsk” of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was moored in Berdyansk ( Berdyansk) port for the front line replenishment news, the next day “Orsk” was destroyed by the Ukrainian army, also hit another Russian warship “Satov”, causing damage to the hull.
The 2S4 “Tulip” self-propelled mortar vehicle is equipped with the world’s largest 240mm mortar. Its main task is to destroy solid structures, such as command posts, artillery positions and other military equipment. It mainly uses two ammunition, one is The high-explosive fragmentation shell with a weight of 130 kg has a maximum range of 10 kilometers, while the second is a rocket-assisted high-explosive fragmentation shell, which weighs 228 kg and has a range of about 20 kilometers. In addition, the 2S4 type can also use tactical nuclear shells, chemical shells and other special shells.
#Ukraine: Apparently we have the first loss of a very potent 2S4 Tyulpan 240 mm self-propelled heavy mortar – the Ukrainian forces destroyed a Russian example in Rubizhne, #Luhansk Oblast recently. A catastrophic explosion included. pic.twitter.com/ftwlhpNUj6
— ** Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) May 21, 2022