Would you like to visit a real missile pit which is not abandoned or destructed? You’ll get such a chance today.
The 28th guided missile division is dislocated in the Kaluga region. The missile pit is included in the list of top Soviet secrets. Control of the entire region is carried out at the control station. The acting missile pit is located nearby.
Guards are staying in a control room and are hurrying up to help other soldiers if needed and if security of the place is broken.
The soldiers jump in the car and leave as soon as they hear the signal.
This is a light armed car. Valuable data are stored in the safe available.
There is a lot of space inside. The car can sit 8 soldiers, a driver and commander. Air conditioner is available as well.
Finally the place of destination is reached. It looks like a regular park and has two houses and several semi-destructed sheds on it. The construction in the picture is an entrance to the tunnel that leads to the guard post.
And that is the guard post.
A missile pit is a deep opening in the ground covered with a hatch or a protective device.
The missile is located in a transport container which ensures required temperature regimen.
Now let’s put on belts, helmets and go down the pit.
The security guard will be the first person who goes down. He will examine the place and see if all the secret objects which can’t be seen or photographed are removed.
The stairs lead to a small ground with an elevator.
The missile was not there and was dismantled some months ago. It will be either demolished or become a part of the new missile complex. When a missile is inside it is supplied with a highly effective shock-absorbing system that protects the missile from adverse factors of a nuclear explosion.
Bottom of the pit.
The missile and the pit are 24,3 and 30 meters long, respectively.
Launch of UR-100H.
Launch of P36-M.
Initial operating life of UR-100H that had been exploiting since 1979 accounted for 10 years. Trial results allowed to extend the period to 31 years.
The device will take you down the pit. When a missile is inside the elevator moves along a narrow space between the missile and the wall.
The protective device weighs 150 tones and can survive a nuclear explosion. It takes several seconds to open it.
Do you see two white semi-spheres on the opposite side? These are detectors of nuclear explosion.
Going to the rocket base.
Equipment used for maintenance and installation of the missile are based in the shed.
Blocks with medium-powered nuclear weapons are transported by the cars.
“Treat your unit as a family, your commander as a father and your fellow-soldiers as brothers”.
And now a few words about military life. ‘Concentration, alarm, military alarm’
Feed solders well and they will protect their Motherland well.
Samples of stainless-steel cutlery.
The process of taking the photos is shown in the pictures below.
Location: the Kaluga region