Western and NATO weapons are vital to Ukraine’s military arsenal as Kyiv does its best to push Russia out of its homeland.
But not all military successes on the Ukrainian side of the war have come from NATO weapons, as some Soviet-era weapons used by Kyiv are quite lethal.
And now, we can see countless examples on social media of how badly Putin’s so-called special military operation has gone for Russian forces – at the hands of old Soviet weapons that Moscow also has in its arsenal.
Dramatic Footage Shows Strela-10 In Action in Ukraine
The Strela-10, an upgraded version of the original Strela-1, can be operated by a crew of three men.
Missiles are aimed visually, however, meaning that each one fired is less likely to strike its target than the more advanced weapons systems delivered to Ukraine over the last year.
Watch the Strela-10 In Action
The clip was shared by the popular war news account @Feher_Junior.
In the clip, a Strela-10 system – which is mounted onto an MT-LB multi-purpose armored vehicle – is seen parked alongside a hedgerow. The missile system is aimed roughly 45 degrees into the air.
Seconds into the clip, a high-pitch sound is heard coming from the missile system before a rocket fires into the air.
The rocket moves at incredibly high speeds and can be seen spiraling into the air at an unknown target. The video cuts off before the missile can be seen striking its intended target.
According to the Twitter account that posted the video, the missile was aimed at a Russian drone.
“The Ukrainian army hunts enemy drones with Strela-10 #SlavaUkraïni,” the post reads.
— Feher_Junior (@Feher_Junior) March 22, 2023
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