Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The ODAB-500 PM

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The ODAB 500 PM is a fuel-air explosive bomb, also known as a vacuum bomb, which can […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The OFAB 100-120

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The OFAB 100-120 are part of a family of unguided bombs owned by Syria that can be […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The S-25 OFM

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The S-25 is the largest air-launched rocket in Syria. The OFM warhead is designed to attack hardened […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The Type-63

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The Type-63 is a multiple rocket launcher that fires up to twelve rockets from 3×4 rows of […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The Sakr

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The Sakr rockets used in Syria are designed like the Grad rockets but with cluster munition warheads containing […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The Luna-M/Frog-7

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. FROG means Free Rocket Over Ground. It is a ballistic rocket often confused with similar Scud-like missiles. Infographic: […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The M-240

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The world’s heaviest mortar, the 53-F-864 240mm bomb is fired by only two systems, both Russian-made. In […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The M-1943/M43

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The 120mm is a heavy mortar that is common in state arsenals. Many countries have replaced the […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The D-30

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The 120mm is a heavy mortar that is common in state arsenals. Many countries have replaced the […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The 2S3 Akatsiya

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The 2S3 is a self-propelled artillery system, introduced in 1974. It normally fires the OF-540 high explosive shell which […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The T-72 Tank

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. The T-72M is the export version of the Russian-made main battle tank. It fires the 125mm OF-26, […]

Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The Grad

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart. Grad means ‘Hail’ in Russian. It is a multiple rocket launcher system that fires 40 unguided, […]