The territory of the former USSR is abundant with lost bunkers and command posts. Today we’ll get a chance to investigate one of them.
A unified command center is a metal 12-stage container with the length of 33 m, diameter 3.3 m and weight of 125 tonnes. It is mounted in a regular missile pit with the help of the shock absorption system. Every stage is a round room which holds equipment and appliances. The rooms can fulfill special designed functions in any environment. Thus, the null stage which is located outside the container or, to be exact, on its upper external part, embraces a power supply system. The 1st and 2nd stages are equipped with diesel-electric sets, the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th stages hold communication equipment, automatic control system, electric power supply system and missile launch system. The command center is located on the 11th stage. The last or 12th stage contains a resting room for duty staff.
Perimeter System is an automatic control system of massive nuclear attack constructed in the USSR. It is designed to be used in case of emergency when communication lines are damaged.
It guarantees that combat orders reach separate command posts and aircraft rocket launchers.
Looking at the regular scenery one can never imagine that a command center is located here deep inside the earth.
A metal hatch hides a wooden one under it.