13 What’s Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

What’s Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Posted on March 5, 2011 by team


The Bryansk region of Russia is full of former air defence objects. Let's explore these concrete boxes, as they may seem such at first sight.


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Unfinished communication center bunker.

Remains of the moving positions of a rocket complex. It is now covered with vegetation and only large shell holes remind of the former might.

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13 Responses to “What’s Inside An Air Defence Bunker?”

  1. a-ha says:

    Perfect place for an exclusive club.

    • OldBikr says:

      I saw a club in California done up like a cave in an old bunker. It was a very upscale sophisticated kind of place.

      Yeah! an underground club can be very cool, if it is done right.

  2. DougW says:

    mini dial station == distribution frame for copper wire.
    That’s a small frame, I’ve seen ones that took whole floors.
    Space could have been for an old “crossbar” switch.
    The floor tiles are likely gone because they are valuable.
    Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

  3. sashka says:

    its terrible. one they should be used

  4. Parmerozpazepan says:

    You shouldn’t go to Bryansk to see a former military bunker like this. Come to visit e.g. Hungary, the russian troops built dozens of bunkers during their occupation period. And everywhere in the former communist countries…

    I have visited few times a very similar one, above Herend, Veszprem county, Hungary, built in the forest. Of course, after the russian soldiers has left Hungary :) It was a communication and locator base, serving a military air field near the city of Ppa.
    There was a garage on the groundfloor for military vehicles (BMP’S), huge steel towers for the locators, and the comm. centre was deployed under the ground level (2 levels). We saw the same demolished constructions under the ground, like we can see in these pictures.

  5. t-boy says:

    Those ‘sinister vents’ are actually inlet vortex vanes – they control the output of a blower without having to vary the speed of the motor of an air handler unit. Used to maintain static pressure in ductwork as the amount of air being supplied to different zones varies based on temperature. IOW – it doesn’t work like the A/C in your house or car…

  6. asteroid no. 444 says:

    The Cold War was a part of my life. In elementary school, we received a Civil Defense book about what to do in case of a nuclear attack, first aide, etc. Scrub yourself with soap immediately, etc. Hmm… Ah, the good old days. ;-)

  7. D says:

    This is deeply depressing, Russia should fully restore its army and nuclear forces to the same amount they were in the time of the USSR.

  8. Allyako says:

    Bryansk is an awesome city

  9. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    May still need it…

  10. Bogdanov says:

    I’m in deep trouble.

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