There is no question of destruction: the network showed photos of the first HIMARS damaged at the front
The United States has recorded the return of two M142 HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems that were damaged at the frontline in Ukraine. They were unloaded from an An-124 aircraft at Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania.
The photo was published on February 12, 2024, on the social network X (formerly Twitter) by several OSINT accounts. They emphasized that the equipment shows signs of shelling, but it is obvious that it was not destroyed.
"Other photos and videos of them have come to light, so I feel more comfortable publishing them now," Keystone Intel said in a post, implying that the photos of the installations were taken earlier.
According to OSINT researchers, both front tires on one of the vehicles are flat, and the passenger side windshield and cab area are likely to have been damaged by shelling.
"These black and white squares appear to be traces of shell hits," they pointed out.
One of the authors emphasized that he did not know where exactly the plane with the equipment landed, but added that he would show more photos in the near future.
TieDye Intel's account notes that the unloading of two HIMARS from an Antonov An-124 aircraft was spotted at the Harrisburg airport.
It was assumed that one of the systems could have been damaged by a close explosion, and the other could have been hit by a mine. Details were not disclosed by either the Ukrainian or American sides.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said that Ukraine needs 400 HIMARS systems to defeat Russia. He called on partners to give the Ukrainian army everything it needs to destroy the aggressor.