What’s Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

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.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Unfinished communication center bunker.

What's Inside An Air Defence 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.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

The most interesting object – reserve air defence control point.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

“Under guard”. Well, used to be.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Two entrances were blocked up with concrete plates for a long time.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Only some time ago a group of explorers with a hoisting jack made it possible for brave explorers to get inside.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Kingdom of hermetic doors.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

The whole bunker is a three-storey underground building with a general circular corridor and a large control hall in the middle.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

One of the ventilation shafts.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

All the bunker is concrete, even the walls between halls are about 20 cm wide. What is not made of concrete is now in such state.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

There is a lot of scrape metal inside.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

All the halls are enormous.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Some are big enough for indoor soccer.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

But there are almost no floors in the halls.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Something like a mini dial station or a mini power plant.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

One of the floors was assigned for life support systems.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Powerful ventilation systems.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Sinister vents.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Equipment is partly dismantled.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

The point had functioned till 2000. Then it was conservated for some years and later began to get cleaned out.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Shower cabins.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

The most amazing place – a central two-storey hall.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

It is very interesting what so grandiose was here that needed all the two floors.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Tanks with compressed air or something like this.

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

What's Inside An Air Defence Bunker?

Location: Bryansk

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13 thoughts on “What’s Inside An Air Defence Bunker?”

    • 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.

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  1. 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.

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    • A. Bunka. The old telephone frame, thanks for pointing that out Doug. Check out Camp Hero folks, USA has it’s abandoned places too, only Camp Hero is said to be where Einstein, Teslam amd the aliens got together to invent invisibility.

      http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&rlz=1W1GZAZ_en&q=camp+hero&bav=on.2,or.&wrapid=tlif129950124579510&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&sa=X&ei=xNB0TcDrIIS5tgfrw8XFAw&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=984&bih=578

      I kid you not.

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  2. 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 Pápa.
    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.

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  3. 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…

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  4. 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. 😉

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  5. 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.

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