Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Welcome to Bykhov air base where missile air divisions have been dislocated up to 1990.

Air Base Bykhov

Some constructions of the air base are now used by civilians. The building in the picture was burnt and abandoned.

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

The air base is supplied with two landing strips. The small one which is 2 km long is intended for jets protecting the air base.

Air Base Bykhov

Now the space is used by instructors of driving schools.

Air Base Bykhov

The principal landing strip is 3 km long and was intended for supersonic rocket carrier.

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Now the entire space is abandoned.

Air Base Bykhov

This territory was occupied by rocket carriers.

 

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

The abandoned bunker is located to the south of the air base.

Air Base Bykhov

The ant hill.

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Trucks loaded with nuclear fuel left the gates and went to air base to meet Tu-16. The base was built in 1957.

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

This is the place where warheads were dismantled and stored. Dangerous elements were removed following any measures of precaution possible. The central part was later placed in a container and transported to the manufacturing factory.

Air Base Bykhov

To remove the nucleus gloves had to be worn as that was the most dangerous element. Working days of the employees were shorter as compared to those of others.

Air Base Bykhov

The chambers were filled with warheads by the middle of 1958 and were never been empty since then.

Air Base Bykhov

The entrance to the side chambers.

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

Emergency hatch.

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

The principle hall.

Air Base Bykhov

Air Base Bykhov

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9 thoughts on “Air Base Bykhov”

  1. Cool pictures! Ever wonder though…what if all the money that has been spent in not only Russia, but almost everywhere in the world, on a war that thankfuly never happened was spent on things like health care, etc, where would we be today? Just think about it. We as a species could already have bases on the moon and mars and perhaps be making headway further into space. Just saying. Thanks for the pics!

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