UAF launches two Tochka-U ballistic missiles on Donetsk and Gorlovka, but they break apart midflight
January 28, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
Two installations of “Tochka U” today left the airfield at Kramatorsk, in the direction of Druzhkovka. Firing positions were between Kramatorsk and Druzhkovka near the village of Kamyshevakha.
Rumble at startup and the flying missiles were seen and heard by the residents of Konstantinovka, Druzhkovka, Alekseev-Druzhkovka and several other settlements.
The direction of launch: Donetsk, Gorlovka. The first launch was made at 16:00, the second at 18:30.
Due to outdated components of the missiles and not without the help of providence (God is still with us!), both missiles had not reached their targets, having broken off in the sky in the vicinity of Gorlovka.
Exact time of launch and location of the explosion of the missiles in the air need to be verified further.
The main targets for Tochka short-range ballistic missile system (NATO Designation SS-21 Scarab) are airfields, command posts, support facilities, air defense batteries, bridges and troops concentrations.
The Tochka can carry conventional, nuclear or chemical warheads. Maximum range of fire is 70 km. It has a CEP of 160 m. A standard missile is 6.4 m long and weights 2 000 kg. Warhead weights about 480 kg, depending on the type.