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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.
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.