Two Missiles, Two Fates

Two Missiles, Two Fates

A photo story of two missiles whose destiny was to become a monument and a museum exhibit.

This one (on the picture above), R-13, stands in Severomorsk, Russia. It’s a Soviet liquid-fuelled single-stage ballistic missile.

Two Missiles, Two Fates

It was used to make the only one Soviet launch of a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead from the submarine.

Two Missiles, Two Fates

You can see that the missile is in a poor condition.

Two Missiles, Two Fates

Two Missiles, Two Fates

Two Missiles, Two Fates

The missile can be seen from afar.

Two Missiles, Two Fates

Another missile was lucky to become a museum exhibit, itis located in the Navy Museum of Saint-Petersburg.

Two Missiles, Two Fates

Missile R-11FM is a soviet liquid-fulled single-stage ballistic missile, a part of the missile complex D-1. With this complex the Soviet Union became the first country whose submerged forces had submarines with ballistic missiles. Since 1958 to 1967 there were made 77 launches of R-11FM missiles, 59 of them were successful. The missile complex D-1 was put out of service in 1967.

Two Missiles, Two Fates

Two Missiles, Two Fates

Two Missiles, Two Fates

Two Missiles, Two Fates

Two Missiles, Two Fates

The model of a submarine-carrier of such missiles.

Two Missiles, Two Fates

View at the museum gallery from the top of the missile.

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4 thoughts on “Two Missiles, Two Fates”

  1. The missile in the museum is happy! It is warm and dry. It wishes that it could fly through the air and come crashing down on some capitalist country in a thermonuclear fireball, but at least people come to see it and pet it.
    Meanwhile, it’s thousands of brothers sit in silos and in submarine launch tubes around the world ready to carry out their assigned missions. That is why we are happy!

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