This is the chair of the head. If there was a need for launching missiles he had to take out special keys from the safe in the corner…
And then put one of them into this computer (in the right bottom corner). The second officer did exactly the same things with the other key and computer.
To launch the missiles they had to simultaneously turn both keys and press this gray button. If these men were repeatedly wrong the launch was blocked.
All the equipment is the latest achievements of the Soviet electronics industry of the late 80’s.
The working place of the second officer.
And this is the 12th compartment where the military men could have a rest.
These numerous sections are not for clothes. They are for keeping secret documents. In the pre-Gorbachev days the kit included 5 bottles of vodka. Guess why? The answer will be a little lower.
A military microwave oven.
The daily ration.
“Caution! Don’t apply load”.
Have you guessed what vodka was for? No, drinking was strictly prohibited here. Everybody who was on duty was thoroughly examined by a nurse. Ok, we’ll give you a hint – besides vodka the Makarov pistol was attached to the kit so that after the whole world had already been destroyed, the officers could make their last decision…