Bloggers visited a polygon where time-expired ammunition is destructed. Have a look at some photos of Ashuluk polygon in the Astrakhan region.
Fighting with plastic in a military style
Trucks are going for a new portion of ammunition. All in all 180 trucks work at the polygon.
Entrance to the military town
Shoes must be clean even in field conditions
The bloggers are being told about ammunition utilization
Special medical centre – a unique construction that allows to treat people in field conditions.
There is an X-ray cabin in the hospital
Internet connection is available to provide telehealth. In complicated situations operations may be made with assistance from leading military hospitals of the country.
After destruction of ammunition a lot of transport packages remain. Some are sent back, some are actively used for construction materials. Fences are built from boxes.
Seats for spectators
Soldiers probably would prefer the sign to mean proof, not speed. But here they follow the dry law. Tons of ammunition demand a cool head.
Cacti try to revive after the cold winter
To decrease a seismological impact on the soil the number of grounds was enlarged to 48, but the total weight of the ammunition on each ground was decreased. Now about 2 tons explode in a time in TNT equivalent, though one ground may process up to 5 tons. 2 tons of TNT equivalent – about 400 sabots or about 130 projectiles.
The observation area is about 15 km from the place of explosions.
The blasting system is arranged in such a way that all military staff are at a safe distance. No explosion is possible while any combat engineers are still in the damage area.
Explosion is the fastest, cheapest and safest way of destruction.
Much noise and dust
Here’s how projectiles explode with heaps of burning splinters.
Location: the Astrakhan region