Exclusive photo: Russian boat hit by Bayraktar TB2 is split in two

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ANKARA ($1=17.90 Turkish Liras) — One of the two Russian Raptor-class patrol boats, which was hit by MAM-L munitions on May 2 this year and BulgarianMilitary.com reported on it, was split in two after being hit by a Bayraktar TB2 of the Ukrainian army. BulgarianMilitary.com shows an exclusive shot.

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On May 2, 2022, a Bayraktar TB2 drone of the Ukrainian Armed Forces hits two patrol boats of the Russian Navy, Project 03160 “Raptor”. According to the time code of the camera installed on the drone, the date is May 2, 2022. The first video shows a hit at 4:38 a.m. and the second video a few minutes later at 4:51 а.m.

The video shows that the strikes of the Ukrainian drone caused serious damage to both boats. The big explosions and the height of the fire trail caused by the explosion speak for themselves. It is alleged that the Ukrainian Bayraktr TB2 hit the two boats off the coast of Snake Island in the Black Sea.

MAM-L Mini Smart Ammunition

The damage caused by MAM-L munitions, which weigh approximately 22 kilograms, to a 23-ton Raptor-class boat was also the subject of discussion on social media. MAM-L ammunition developed by Roketsan has a semi-active laser seeker, a maximum range of 15 kilometers, and a length of 1 meter.

Photo credit: Roketsan

Since 2015, MAM-L ammunition has been used, which can be equipped with an armor-piercing warhead with a high explosive effect or a thermobaric warhead. Thousands of MAM-Ls are known to have been produced so far and are currently in use by more than 10 countries.

MAM-L ammunition, which can be easily used by air platforms with low payload due to its very lightweight, was developed on the L-UMTAS anti-tank missile. Developed based on an anti-tank munition, the MAM-L can penetrate even heavily armored targets for this reason. On the other hand, the MAM-T, another ammunition developed by Roketsan, can cause damage similar to the Mark-81 Utility Grenade.

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