Game Over: Ukrainian Paratroopers Zap Russian Tank With Homemade Missile System
This is the video-game-like moment Ukrainian paratroopers target a Russian tank on the screen and blast it to pieces with a single shot from a homemade anti-tank guided missile system.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces said the strike was carried out by members of the 81st Airmobile Brigade.
It is unclear where in Ukraine the attack took place.
Ukrainian paratroopers reportedly used a Stugna-P anti-tank missile system to destroy the enemy tank.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces said on 6th April: “The calculation of the Stugna-P anti-tank missile system of the 81st Airmobile Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed another combat unit of Russian armoured vehicles together with its crew.
“We continue to fight! Death to the Russians.”
The anti-tank missile system, designed and manufactured in Ukraine, boasts a laser-guided system with long-range and high penetration capabilities.
The Stugna-P, also called the Skif, can reportedly penetrate armour as thick as 110 centimetres and reach distances of nearly six kilometres.
Packing a wallop, the Stugna-P anti-tank guided missile system is wreaking havoc on Russian hardware during the invasion of Ukraine.
On 5th April, the Ukrainian military shared footage of paratroopers of the 95th Air Assault Brigade destroying a Russian killer chopper with the same guided missile system.
The Russian Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ attack helicopter was reportedly destroyed in the north-eastern Ukrainian province of Kharkiv Oblast.
The footage was shared by the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the message: “The 95th Brigade, with the ‘Stugna’ anti-aircraft missile system, destroyed the latest Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter! We have a victory.”
The Ukrainian military included the hashtags ‘Take a Stand’ and ‘Strong Together’.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and denazify” the country.
The United Nations’ International Court of Justice, in The Hague, has ordered Russia to stop its invasion and remove its troops from Ukrainian territory.
Today marks the 42nd day of the invasion.
From 24th February to 6th April, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at about 18,600 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 684 tanks, 1,861 armoured personnel vehicles, 332 artillery systems, 107 MLRS, 55 anti-aircraft warfare systems, 150 aircraft, 135 helicopters, 1,324 vehicles, seven boats/cutters, 76 fuel tanks, 94 UAVs of operational and tactical level, 25 special equipment units, and four mobile SRBM systems.