"Reduce them to cinders!"
-Short range artillery
The TOS-1 'Buratino' is the Russian Federation's tier one short range artillery unit. Its capable of launching multiple thermobaric missiles simultaneously for powerful area of effect (AoE) bombardment at short range. Buratino is capable of providing powerful, close range fire support from behind Russia's robust tank columns and it's missiles are also capable of clearing garrisons.
-2 Rockets Bursts
Even though it is technically a multiple launch rocket system, the TOS-1, comically dubbed the Buratino by the Russian military, is actually a large, mobile flamethrower. The vehicle packs a total of 38 launch barrels, each one armed with a powerful 220mm thermobaric rocket. This allows the Buratino to lay down a rapid barrage of fuel-air explosives that incinerate enemy light vehicles and foot soldiers, including those who seek shelter inside a fortified position.
Although it looks like an artillery unit, the Buratino is in fact an anti infantry unit in the same class as the Dragon Tank (the role of light artillery unit in the Russian army is done by the BRDM-1) Unlike most of the other factions' anti-garrison unit, the TOS-1 Buratino is a short range artillery instead of a directional weapon system. It uses thermobaric warheads to clear garrisons.
The main advantage of the Buratino over the anti-garrison vehicles of other factions is that since it uses rockets as its means of delivery, it can get boosted by the Compression Missile Engines upgrade, giving it much better range. It has two fire options. The first fires 2 rockets, allowing it to fire quickly but doing less damage with every salvo. The second fires about 6 rockets, but takes longer to reload, but deals more damage over the area. For anti-garrison jobs, the short barrage is the better option, as it allows you to target another structure quickly. However, for large unit groups in the open, it is best to use the large barrage to get the whole group.
• Need some crowd control?
• I'm all fired up!
• Thermobaric — argh! I love that word!
• 38 rockets of thermobaric goodness!
• BURATINO here.
• Rocket flamer, checking in!
• It's all fun and games... until we have to reload.
• NEED A LIGHT, COMRAAAAADE?!
• It's a beauuuutiful day.
• About damn time!
• DA! Rockets on the move.
• Good plan, comrade!
• Come on, come on!
• BURATINO, repositioning!
• Fine, I'm moving!
• On the way, General.
|Infantry||Boris Bikov • Conscript • RPG Conscript • Igla Trooper • Shmel Trooper • Shock Trooper • Spetsnaz • VDV|
|Vehicles||Arms Supplier • Badger • Blackbear • BRDM • Buratino • Construction Crane • Field Quarters • Golem • Gorgon • Grizzly • Grumble • Kodiak • Mauler • Mishka • Ogre • Rhino • Sentinel • Shilka • Supply Wartruck • Tesla Tank • Topol-M • Tor Heavy AA • Tunguska • Wolverine|
|Aircraft||Berkut • Havoc • Hellion • Hind • Hunchback • Sokol|
|Structures||Airfield • Barracks • Coal Power Plant • Command Bunker • Debris Bunker • Helipad • Industrial Plant • Missile Silo • Radar Outpost • Supply Warehouse • Tremor AGAS • War Factory • Weapons Bunker|
|Defenses||Blackout Node • Component Tower • Kashtan|
|Support||Backfire • Blackjack • Candid • Halo • MiG Bomber|