According to Avia.pro, the Russian military attacked with Krasnopol guided artillery shells on Ukraine’s M109 Paladin self-propelled howitzer in the area of the special military operation, causing the M109 Paladin to explode.
Recently, the Russian side has stepped up attacks and destroyed artillery systems provided by the West to Ukraine.
According to an unnamed source in the Russian military, Moscow destroyed more than 100 artillery systems donated by Ukraine to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), mainly M777 howitzers and M109 Paladin self-propelled howitzers. in which about 45% of targets were ambushed by Lancet suicide drones.
Krasnopol is a 152mm artillery shell, specially designed to destroy the target in the first shot, with a series of powerful features such as aerodynamic control, guided warhead, laser detector and dynamics air propulsion at the bottom.
According to Military Today, Krasnopol weighs 50.8kg, of which the explosive part weighs 6.4 kg; 20km range; hit rate reaches 70-80%. After that, the Russian military released an improved version, Krasnopol-M, which is lighter in weight and more effective in combat.
Ukraine has not yet commented on the information.