Ukrainian air defense forces continue to replenish effective foreign air defense systems. The work of one of them was demonstrated by soldiers of the Belotserkovsky anti-aircraft missile regiment, who today defend the skies of the Donetsk region. We are talking about the British Stormer tracked armored personnel carrier, equipped with Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles. There can be up to eight of them in a package, although two are enough for combat duty. The range of hitting targets is up to 5 km. The rocket flies this distance in 5–6 seconds.
This crew has accounted for about fifty enemy targets. Moreover, these are not only drones, but also two Su-25s. In total, the Stormer air defense systems delivered to Ukraine during the year of service were able to destroy military equipment worth $470 million by the Russians, reports “1+1”.
Note that the FV4333 Stormer tracked armored personnel carrier began production back in 1981. It was developed by Alvis Vickers based on the Scorpion light tank. The vehicle, 5.27 m long, 2.76 m wide and 2.49 m high, has a strongly sloping front end, which enhances its ballistic protection. The combat weight is 12.7 tons. A 6-liter Perkins diesel engine with a power of 250 hp is used. With. The maximum speed is 80 km/h.
The Stormer comes in a variety of variants. It can be equipped with a combat module with a 25-mm automatic cannon, act as a self-propelled mortar of 81 or 120 mm caliber, work as a bridge layer and a medical evacuation vehicle.