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The Russian army fired advanced Kinzhal missiles at Vinnytsia region on 7 August

Monday, 8 August 2022, 12:59
The Russian army fired advanced Kinzhal missiles at Vinnytsia region on 7 August

VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – MONDAY, 8 AUGUST 2022, 12:59

The Russian troops used X-47M Kinzhal hypersonic air-based missiles to attack military facilities in the Vinnytsia region on 7 August.

Source: press service of the command of the Ukrainian Air Force

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Details: It was explained that the main carriers of missiles of this type are the MiG-31 fighter as well as Tu-22M3 and Tu-160 bombers.

This is the most advanced type of missile that Russia has in its arsenal. After being put into service in 2018, only a few dozen of them were manufactured. The warhead on the X-47M is 500 kg, the speed of the rocket is from 3,500 to 12,000 km/h.

After being launched from aircraft, the missile rises to a great height in the upper layers of the atmosphere. When approaching a target along a ballistic trajectory, it can develop a speed of about 12,000 km/h.

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"The tactical and technical characteristics of this missile do not allow the existing air defences of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to effectively detect and destroy it.

Since 24 February 2022, only a few combat uses of these missiles have been recorded. The Russian army is trying to use the  X-47M for extremely important purposes."

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