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- Buratino
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The TOS-1 "Buratino" is Russia's Tier 1 short range artillery unit. It is capable of launching multiple thermobaric rocket simultaneously for powerful area of effect (AoE) bombardment at short range.

The Buratino is capable of providing powerful, close range fire support from behind Russia's robust tank columns and its rockets are also capable of clearing garrisons.


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.


Ability Description
Bombard area icon
Ground Attack
Order the unit to continuously attack the target area.
Deploy smoke screen icon
Deploy Smoke Screen
Launch four smoke grenades in front of the vehicle, creating a smokescreen that lasts for 3.5 seconds and make nearby enemies blindly fire at the smokescreen if they are not firing at something else. 30 seconds cooldown.
Buratino burst fire mode
Burst Fire Mode
Fire bursts of 2 rockets with a short delay between each burst.
Buratino barrage fire mode
Barrage Fire Mode
Fire bursts of 6 rockets with a long delay between each burst.


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 Weasel) 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 the Buratino 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.


  • Can clear garrisons
  • Can fire rockets at constant or barrage rate
  • Longer range than tanks
  • Vehicle wreck can be recovered

  • Less range than other artillery vehicles
  • Rockets are not effective against armored targets
  • Vulnerable to aircraft


See: Russian unit quotes#Buratino