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Invulnerable cardboard boxes and missing 11 000 shell fragments: «Russian bomb» dropped on humanitarian convoy (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Invulnerable cardboard boxes and missing 11 000 shell fragments: «Russian bomb» dropped on humanitarian convoy (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Русская весна

«Russian Spring» offers its readers detailed review of another Western “experts’” hoax claimimg that they found undisputable evidences of Russian Air Forces’ involvement in humanitarian convoy demolition in Syria on Spetember 19, 2016.

We’d like to remind that we have already covered a whole range of mismatches and overt lies accompanying the incident coverage in the Western media (please see our investigation Bombardment without craters, «humanitarian» mortar gun and reporter-terrorist — Russian Spring investigation on humanitarian convoy destroyed in Syria (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

But the story of a tail stabilizer belonging to Russian aviabomb is worth separate coverage.

So three days after the incident of «destroyed humanitarian convoy»,on September 22, 2016 a group of activists of notoriuos Bellingcat organization led by British gamer Elliot Higgins published another “report” on airstrikes made on September 19 targeting humanitarian caravan of “Syrian Arab red Crescent”.

As always the authors of that biased material refer to some “open sources” and to he data provided by volunteers of the so called «Syrian civil defence».

The «report» says that soon after the incident Bellingсat received a photot of a tail stabilizer of ОФАБ-250-270 aviabomb, which had been allegedly retrieved out of debris of the building destroyed by that bomb.

To drive the point home there was a comparison of the «assumed element of tail stabilizer» with the fragments of that aviabomb depicted on one of RT pieces. 

The «report’s» authors clam that they had got in touch with “Syrian civil defence” unit (they were talkning about the notorious “White helmets” whose propaganda activity became a topic for Russian Spring’s investigations more than once, see «White Helmets»: against Assad for Soros money — Syrian offspring of Western propaganda (PHOTOS, VIDEO) and Armed "saviours" under "an-Nusra" flags — Russian Spring investigation of White Helmets' strange "peacemaking" in Syria (PHOTOS, VIDEO 18+), based in close vicinity from the place of assumed attack». According to tjem, «civil defence volunteers retreived and photographed two fragments out of building debris…».

«Besides, there was a photot showing location of debris in the place where the bomb had allegedly hit the roof», Bellingcat “esperts” say.

«Activists» are sure that the photo «allows to identify ammunition fragment quite clearly» which makes it «tail of a fragmentation mine ОФАБ-250-270».

They underline that «the Rusian or Soviet-made unguided fragmentation mine… was widely used by both Syrian and Russian Air Forces for bombing Syria. Such ammunition is not used by NATO aviation, in partiular by anmanned aerial vehicles like „Predator“».

According to Higgins and his companions «the wuestion is who dropped the bomb on humanitarian convoy of Syrian Red Crescent: Russian or Syrian plane?».

What happened September 19

We’d like to remind that overnight into Septemer 20 in the area of Urum al-Qumbra to the North-West from Aleppo the international humanitarian convoy of Syrian Arab Red Crescent was fired at. In the result of the shelling 18 out of 31 trucks were destroyed, one of the organization’s employee was killed along with at least 20 civilians. 

Representative of American administration blamed Russia at once. In particular Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications for U.S. President Ben Rhodes put it like that: «We hold the Russian government responsible for airstrikes in this airspace given their commitment under the cessation of hostilities was to ground air operations where humanitarian assistance was flowing". He also pointed out that the strike could be carried out by both Russian and Srian AF.

But despite such loud exclamation Pentagon’s tops could not confirm Russian AF involvement in the incident».

Since White House administratin and numerousWestern journalists tend to rely on «analytical reports» of the organizations similar to Bellingсat we should dwell on the aforementioned «report».

What is ОФАБ-250-270

First of all one should remember that unguided fragmentation mine ОФАБ-250-270 is designed to destroy enemy’s manpower, weaponry and military hardware.

Among its other performance charachteristics one should pay attention that its explosive weight makes 97 kg, radius of complete destruction reaches up to 51,3 m, and thickness of steel sheet which could be pierced by its fragments 50 m from explosion epicentre makes 18 mm.

Even though it is not the ultimate weapon of Russian Air Forces the detonation of that bomb makes quite an impression (see the first video — after 1:16).


One need not to speak about consequences of ОФАБ-250-270 impact on a building similar to that one on the photos from Higgins’ “report” — it is clear to anyone even to somebody far from warfare, that the building would be destroyed down to rock bottom.

However in this case bomb explosion has not led to expected result — for some strange reason the walls and the ceilings were nit destroyed, the glasses and wooden windowframes were intact, moreover the explosion did not lead to inflammation of the trash most part of which are cardboard boxes. The explosion vawe did not even scatter the trash.

The location of «missile tail» also raises doubts — even if that metal piece was dropped from somewhere above and it would hot the roof in such an accurate manner it would hardly be on that particular place but which is more realistic would come off impact point.

The arrows thoroughully drawn on the photot indicate  that the authors of that “sensational photot” from “White Helmets”  made quite an effort to place the metal piece on a particular place. But they clearly did not think of how weird and absurd it would look. 

It is not quite claer where could be more than 11,5 thousand murderous fragments are gone. The fragments which are inevitable while  ОФАБ-250-270 bomb explosion, because bomb body is fractionized at the moment of explosion and the fragmnets are intended to hit not only enemy’s manpower but even soft-skinned military vehicles.

For some unknown reason they left impact on the internal of the building. Looks like the “specialists” who prepared the photo for Bellingcat report forgot to study main combat characteristics of that aviabomb and did not take tjem into account while making up their «debunking» photos.

Te metal itself looks not so persuasive, in particular the rust covering it. Some could try to explain it by the fact that Russian AF supposedly use ammunition which spent decades in the depots before being used in Syria.

But this opinion does not hold water because even if rusted ammunition was used all the rust would be removed from the stabilizer surface in the moment of detonation (i.e. combined thermal and mechanic impact).

Much more persuasive is another explanation of rust and clay presence — before the metal piece was brought to this particular location and made main evidence of another “war crime committed by Russian (or Syrian) military” it had spent more than one month (oe even a year) at some city dumps here it could come from the territories invaded by the terrorists.