The Rocket Academy RVSN named after St. Peter the Great was started as an artillery.
Since 1938, the Academy has been located at the building of the former Moscow Orphanage pledged in 1746.
In the central building of the Academy is a musuem.
Head of Department leads bloggers in an excursion at the Academy.
The museum showcases the history of domestic artillery and missile forces.
The museum houses a lot of layouts, copies and models.
A unique exhibit- a monocrystal of Iron. Usually the size of crystallized metals is just but a few millimeters.
Just next to the custom-built weapons are personal devices and instruments used by Yakov Dzhugashvili who studied at the Academy.
Order of Stalin
Apart from just housing models of weapons, the Academy boasts of many large-scale dioramas of various war scenes.
Parts of the guide rocket launcher batteries – Flerov, which was completely destroyed in 1941
In the missile section, different parts and models of Soviet missile systems are presented.
The engine of the R-1, a copy of the V-2
This is one of the real working ones, neither is it a copy or a model.
Models of various military systems.
A collection of small arms. They were a gift from the Izhmash museum.
The muzzle of the rare automatic gun “Abakan.” Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is rolling backwards along the trunk.
A container with a torpedo that has a nuclear warhead.
A copy of a missile from the first generation of anti-tank missile systems named “malyutka.”
Finally the museum displays parts of the underground remote control system of KP ballistic missile launchers. The model missiles on the right bear the autographs of the great missile designer Vladimir Fedorovich Utkin and Army General Yuri Yashin.
In front of the remote control system lie the keys required for the launching of the missiles.
After receiving an order the rocketeer can turn the key.
After which he gives the command to launch the missiles to the enemy territory.