Everything you see on these pictures does not exist anymore. All this equipment, stands, engines etc. were scrapped in short terms. The buildings will probably be demolished too. The object is guarded and it was hard to get into, in the end the photographer had to run from the dogs and climb the fence to escape…
Here they used to test engines.
The control panel had already been disassembled by someone.
Everywhere on the walls are posters with images of engines and instructions.
The stand for testing engines used to be here but was scrapped and taken away.
It’s the filtrating system under the ceiling: the ventilation had to cope with a big amount of exhaust because nearby were many dwelling houses. The walls are rather thick, they had to muffle the sounds of the jet engines.
We go up to see the ventilation system.
Huge thick-walled pipes are here.
The engine is still here.
Here is the fully closed chamber and the exhaust goes directly to the ventilation system.
The huge pipe outputs the jet stream outside.
We can see the engine inside.
Such tackles were used to move the objects.
The control panel was found in the next room.
Overdue food and wiring have been left here.
Is it a helicopter engine?
The constructions are rather complicated.
It reads “Aeroflot”.
Who can imagine what this cage is for?
They have already started to destroy this control panel.
But we move on.
Tests were being watched through this window.
On the ceiling are jet stream reflectors and filters.
Tomorrow nobody will be able to shoot there…