Ukrainian aircraft-sized Tu-141 drone shot down over Kursk

Russian air defense shot down a Ukrainian Tu-141 drone.

The night before, a Ukrainian Tu-141 unmanned aerial vehicle was successfully shot down over Kursk by means of Russian air defense. A drone, corresponding to the size of the aircraft, was found on approach to the city and was successfully hit by anti-aircraft defenses.

On the presented video frames, you can see the first moments after the destruction of the drone. Initially, it was assumed that we were talking about a small-sized drone, however, as it turned out, the Tu-141 drone was used as a weapon, which was actually intended for reconnaissance, however, stuffed with ammunition by the Ukrainian side. The drone, according to a number of assumptions, was supposed to strike at the airport, however, thanks to the vigilance of the Russian military, it was timely eliminated.

In the presented photos you can see the wreckage of the downed drone. Judging by the numerous damage, the drone was likely destroyed by the Buk anti-aircraft missile system, although no official statements have been made in this regard.

From which direction the drone was launched is unknown, however, apparently, the drone covered at least 200 kilometers.