20 Abandoned Soviet Air Defense Missile Battalion

Abandoned Soviet Air Defense Missile Battalion

Posted on July 9, 2011 by kulichik


Below are the pictures of an abandoned air defense missile battalion 10 km away from the city of Sevastopol in the Crimea. Around a dozen of similar objects in the region used to be a property of a huge country that ceased to exist.


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Entrance to the former military unit. No traffic control barrier is left.  Air defense systems C-125 were used to fight low-level aerodynamic targets both pilot and unmanned within the range of 20-18000 meters.

The poles with bared wire remind us that once the place was filled with guards. The С-125s were placed along the borders of the former USSR as a part of the antiaircraft defense system and were actively sold to other countries.

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20 Responses to “Abandoned Soviet Air Defense Missile Battalion”

  1. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. In Serbia (a military action under Clinton which I vehemently opposed, and whose repercussions are still being felt today)the AWACS turned this system “off”.

  2. Boritz says:

    They should have built everything from same stuff as the hat. Would be in better conditions today.

  3. Musa says:

    Beautiful Country.

  4. Adrian says:

    Is just perfect place to made there some camp to play ASG

  5. petrohof says:

    the eternal flame has gone out

  6. marxistworker says:

    Since you brought it up, remember how peaceful and successful Yugoslavia was under socialism and Josip Tito? I think the fall of socialism turned this place off.

    • testicules says:

      Very peaceful because everyone was prohibited from free speach and the ability to live free

    • Chac Mool says:

      It wasn’t Capitalism vs Socialism that broke up Yugoslavia. It was the rise of latent, brutal tribalism that pushes Europeans to self destruct every once in a while.

  7. former_russian says:

    on the wall (picture 9) it says “slaves, hang yourself”.
    in russian army the younger soldiers are considered used by older soldiers as some kind of slaves. And, it’s almost true, because these younger became older soldiers in 1-1.5 years, and do the same.

  8. Gavrilo says:

    Actually 3 F-117 where shot down by the Serbs and two f-16´s and some Apache´s. The aggression pact blamed “bad weather” or some “malfunctioning”. The AWACS was very much ON thank you.

  9. mukmika says:

    Nature takes it’s time, but in due course it proves it is the greatest force on this planet. Serbia was a tragedy.

  10. Abu Zibyy says:

    С-125 was an epic fiasco and one of the biggest military failures of the Soviet Union.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mole_Cricket_19

  11. Vadym says:

    Such sites across the once-great country just hundreds.
    As I was on a military fuel depot and lubricants, which is hidden in the woods. The whole warehouse is located on 50 acres of woods and there is enough fuel for the war in 6 months.

  12. testicules says:

    Last!

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