Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

“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.

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

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

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

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

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

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

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

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

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

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

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

Feeder mechanism

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

Rifle barrel, its bore – 305 mm.

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

Technical rooms

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

The entire complex

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

The battery is in excellent condition and may be used anytime.

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

Shells of various calibres. It’s terrible to think of the hitting power it can produce…

Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island

8 thoughts on “Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island”

  1. 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.

  2. 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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