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- A Buratino driver enjoying the carnage he creates
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The Buratino is a long-range rocket artillery used by the Latin Confederation.

Official description

The TOS-1 Heavy Flamethrower System, known better for its nickname Buratino, was one of the Soviet Union's finest artillery pieces in between the wars. However, when the new Scud Launcher was introduced with its superior range and damage to enemy structures, the Buratino was phased out and retired from active duty.

But as the Third Great War progressed, the Latin Confederation, who did not develop an artillery unit of their own, was in need of vehicles capable of long range destruction in order to directly assault American fortifications. Due to Scud Launchers being in short supply at the time because of high demand, the Buratino is now produced in Turbo, Colombia and is a vital asset for the Confederation's arsenal.

The warheads that the Buratino fires contain a combustible liquid which produce a high temperature cloud of flame followed by a crushing shock wave. This makes the TOS-1 a great weapon for destroying enemy structures and killing infantry.[1]

Overview

Buratino spread

Buratino in precise and spread mode

Buratino, the siege vehicle of Latin Confederation, has its own features compared to the Russian Scud Launcher. Although its thermobaric rockets are less effective to structures than the Scud missile, Buratino's default precise mode still has high precision, which can ensure that its firepower will not cause waste in siege tasks. In addition, Buratino's other mode, the spread mode, in which the rocket trajectory is very different from the precise mode, the rockets can cause a wide range of damage in this mode. Therefore, it is an excellent choice to use this mode for self-protection when being chased by a large number of infantry or for attacking enemy infantry groups from afar.

However, Buratino also exposed the shortcomings of most Latin Confederation units: its armor is very vulnerable, and even Buratino is only equipped with light armor. This means that the commander of the Latin Confederation needs to have anti-armor units like the Mortar Quad or Catastrophe Tank to work with Buratino.

Appearances

Act One

Act Two

Assessment

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  • Very effective against enemy structures and infantry.
  • Can toggle between hitting a single point and dealing scatter damage in a target area.
  • Can safely destroy most defensive structures from a long range.
  • Inexpensive for a siege vehicle ($1350).

  • Lightly armored.
  • Vulnerable to aerial and anti-armor threats.
  • Exploitable minimum range.
  • Not as effective against enemy tanks.
  • May cause friendly fire

Trivia

  • The Buratino is clearly based on the TOS-1 "Buratino" thermobaric MLRS used by the Russian Army.

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