8 Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

Posted on October 6, 2010 by team


“Voroshilov battery” – one of the unique fortification structures of the world. It is situated on Russky Island in Vladivostok. There is a similar battery in Sevastopol. During the reformation of  the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in 1997 the battery, as a military unit, was deactivated, and it became a main exhibit of the Military Historic Museum “Voroshilov Battery”.

The battery was made in 1931 for Vladivostok defence.

The weight of the movable part of each tower –  900 tons, the overall weight of the whole tower – 1200 tons. Thickness of the armour mounted on the towers – 300 mm.

Reserve barrels, each weighs 51 tons, diameter – 350 mm, length – approximately 16 m.

Max. range of fire – 35 km. Max. flying altitude of a shell – 11 km.

Concrete vault thickness – 3,5 m. It is adjusted for a direct hit of an air bomb weighing 1 ton.

This artillery battery was the first and the last of such a big calibre made in the Soviet period.

Its first shot is dated 1939, however all its shots were training ones.

Feeder mechanism

Rifle barrel, its bore – 305 mm.

Technical rooms

The entire complex

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8 Responses to “Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island”

  1. Rodrigo - (arg) says:

    Nice pics thanks for post!! 1one!

  2. voila says:

    cool pict.how they transported these mighty cannons over the hill?

  3. voila says:

    cool pict.how they transported these mighty cannons over the hill?

  4. Testicules says:

    Interesting but not worht the investment. Maginot Line anyone?

  5. MadYank says:

    I am currently in the process of building a similar one to protect my home from the millions of savages here in the United States, the government.

  6. russia_bound says:

    Very cool set of pictures. Makes a person wonder what would have to be done to it to make it functional again. Thanks for the uploads…

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