Dramatic moment Ukrainian drone sinks two Russian gunboats after ‘direct hit’ missile strike near Snake Island
THIS is the extraordinary moment Ukraine blitzed TWO Russian Navy boats in a deadly drone attack – sending Putin’s butchers sinking to a watery grave.
Astonishing footage shows what is understood to be Turkish made Bayraktar TB2 drones unleashing hell on two fast-attack boats in the Black Sea.
The infrared video – released by the Ukrainian armed forces – shows one of the Raptor-class craft floating off the coast of the war ravaged country.
But moments later, it is pounded in a direct strike from the sky, sending an enormous fireball into the air as it’s blown to smithereens
While another clip appears to show a boat accelerating shortly before it’s annihilated in a direct strike – obliterating the entire vessel in a hellish inferno.
The attacks will be a blow to Mad Vlad given Russia are believed to have only seven Raptor’s operating in the Black Sea.
Raptors can carry up to 20 marines and are armed with 14.5mm and 7.62mm machineguns.
They can travel up to 48 knots (55mph) and are some of the fastest boats in the Russian navy.
Both attacks took place near famous Snake Island where a group of heroic Ukrainian Border guards told the now destroyed Moskva to “go f*** yourself” after it ordered them to surrender.
Russia later captured the island but Moskva was sunk by two Neptune anti-ship missiles on April 14 in one of the biggest moments of the war so far.
Following the release of footage, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces, celebrated the sinking’s.
He wrote on on Facebook: “Two Russian Raptor boats were destroyed at daybreak today near Snake Island.
“Bayraktar is working.”
DEATH FROM ABOVE
The unmanned Bayraktar TB2 has caused mayhem for Russia’s invading forces since the war began – with footage emerging of the drones destroying Russian missile launchers.
The Turkish death machines can hang menacingly in the air for an astonishing 27-HOURS at an altitude of 25,000 feet.
They are equipped with four laser guided smart ammunition rockets and can dart through the air at 137mph thanks to a 110-horsepower engine.
Bayraktar TB2’s have become so popular and successful since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine that a song dedicated to the £3.8million drones has been released.
Despite all this, the machines are basic compared to other tech being deployed in Ukraine.
Discussing Bayraktar’s, drone expert David Hambling told NBC News: “It is literally a World War I aircraft, in terms of performance.”
It is literally a World War I aircraft, in terms of performance
David Hambling, drone expert
Footage of drone strikes on Russian units have been widely shared since the war began on February 24.
One dramatic clip shows the moment a bomb from a Ukrainian drone flies through the SUNROOF of a Russian vehicle sending soldiers running for their lives.
While another extraordinary clip shows the moment a Russian tank was blown to smithereens in a lethal night-time raid by a Ukrainian drone attack.
The drone is understood to be worth only $10,000 a-piece.
Aerorozvidka – an amateur volunteer unit of the Ukrainian Ground Forces who specialise in drone warfare – are behind most of the drone attacks in Ukraine.
But it has gone the other way too, with Russia filming direct strikes on Ukrainian targets.
On Monday horrific footage was released of a grain warehouse bursting into flames after a missile strike from Mad Vlad’s forces.
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