The Strong Drone: Ukrαine TB2 UAV Destrσyed Two Russiαn Raptor-Class Patrol Boats (Video Inside)
Ukrαine claims that its Bayraktar drone destrσүed two Russiαn high-speed patrol boats
Patrol boats of the project 03160 “Raptor” were developed by the design bureau of JSC Leningrad Shipyard Pella on the instructions of the Russiαn Navy.
The boats are designed for patrolling and the transfer of troops in the coastal zone of the seas, straits and river estuaries during daylight hours and at night, at a maximum distance of up to 100 miles from the base.
Raptor-class boats can also be used for promptly transporting up to 20 marines, intercepting and detaining small targets, and carrying out search and rescue operations in the areas of their patrolling.
The Project 03160 patrol boat is armored and outfitted with a remotely operated weapon station with a 14.5mm machine-gun and two 7.62mm Pecheneg machine-guns on bracket mounts. The boat is 16.9 meters long and 4.1 meters wide and has a crew of three. It can develop a speed of up to 50 knots.
Due to the great similarity in appearance, the boats of the project can be confused with the Swedish CB90-class fast assault craft and other transport and landing boats of the 02510 BK-16 project, developed by the Kalashnikov concern and manufactured at Rybinsk shipyard.
Video shows the moment drones hit two Russiαn Raptor fast-attack craft. The Russiαn patrol boats were destrσүed in the Black Sea near Snake Island, a strategic and symbolic location for Ukrαine.
The Bayraktar TB2 is equipped with a MAM-L laser-guided missile with a maximum warhead of 22 kg, which is considered the top threat to tanks and armor on the battlefield.
The bridge with two crew workstations and controls is shifted to the bow of the boat. The windows are made of bullet-resistant glass 39 mm thick. The troop compartment is located behind the wheelhouse. Also, a bow ramp can be used for landing troops.