Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

We are back at the Museum of Air Defence in the Moscow region. This time we are going to show you air defence systems standing under the open sky. By the way, admittance is free.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

The oldest exhibit – an anti-aircraft light Z-15-14B, 1939. Reflector’s diameter is 150 cm, target illuminating range – 7-9 km.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Fighter MiG-19 that shot down the American reconnaissance aircraft B-47 Stratojet over the Barents Sea in July 1st, 1960.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Two generations of the air defence: a three inch mountain gun, 1909 and a 130mm anti-aircraft weapon KS-30, 1954.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

37 mm automatic anti-aircraft gun, 1939.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

The same gun.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

85 mm anti-aircraft gun 52-K, 1939.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

100 mm anti-aircraft gun KS-19, 1948.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

The shell and the loading system.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Anti-aircraft machine gun mount ZPU-2, 1949.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

This one is ZPU-4.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

57 mm anti-aircraft gun AZP-57 of the S-60 anti-aircraft artillery system. Put into operation in 1950.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

It had been used up until 2007.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

130 mm anti-aircraft gun KS-30 – one of the latest anti-aircraft artillery systems put into service.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Powerful recoil mechanisms.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Hydraulic mechanisms for targeting.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Predictor PUAZO-5.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

The seats may be adjusted up and down.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Radar station P-15 “Tropa” (“Path”) for detection and guidance of air targets consists of ZIL 157 and trailer – power station. Put into operation in 1955.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air defence missile weapon system S-25 “Berkut” was put into operation in the same year.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Work place of an operator of the guidance station B-200 of missile system S-25.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Mobile radio altimeter PRV-10 “Konus”, 1956.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

The most valuable exhibit of the collection – launch device of the system S-75 “Dvina”. It’s the very device that launched the missile that hit the U-2 spy plane with Gary Powers aboard over Sverdlovsk in May 1st, 1960.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Other elements of the system. Antenna post of the missile guidance station belonging to air defence missile weapon system S-75.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Workplace of the guidance officer of S-75M.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

P-35 “Saturn” – two axis surveillance radar, put into operation in 1958.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

System S-125 “Neva” designed in 1961 to fight low-altitude piloted and unmanned targets.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Antenna post of the guidance station belonging to this system.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Instrument units of S-125.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Workplace of the guidance officer.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Self-propelled anti-aircraft system 3SU-23-4 “Shilka” armed with a 23mm gun.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

S-200V “Vega” – long-range system intended for defence of big areas from strategic bombers. Its range is 180 km, height window – from 300 m to 20 km.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Antenna post of the target illumination radar station of the S-200 missile system.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

The newest exhibit – launch system S-300PT (put into service in 1978).

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

One of its elements.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Antenna post of the target illumination and guidance radar station of the S-300PT system.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Computer work station (АРМ) of the combat control center of the S-300PT.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Workplace of an operator.

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky

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17 thoughts on “Air Defence Systems Under the Open Sky”

    • The chances are about 60% that the rebels did it accidentally, aiming for another military plane, and 40% – that it was Ukr army (an accident too or some set up, I donnow) but in both cases the AA system and the operator’s hands are Ukranian.

          • As far as MH17 is concerned, one thing is without doubt – Russian establishment will lie, lie, lie, lie and lie again, no matter that the rest of the world does not believe a single word they say – just like they did about KAL007.

            • 1 September 1983 (the time when Afghanistan war is in early stage)
              what happened… Korean Civilian Aircraft
              (who just Returned from Maintenance from Boeing facility,where is also performed some sort of
              Inspections and Reparation of Navigation equipment)…
              And after one of his next flights aircraft Suddenly changed his Flight path, from Anchorage
              for almost 15 %
              (HIGHLY Suspicious fact is that Ground control operator in Alaska, didn’t notice that Aircraft moved from planed Flight path and when the plane left Alaska territory, He went over 150km from planed Trajectory ) ???
              and 30minutes Later Boeing traveled deeply in the territory of Soviet Union,
              sensitive territory where they stored Balistic missiles..???
              Also it is Impossible for Experienced crew and pilot who flew that passenger line every day, that he didn’t notice different landscape?

              Of Course Soviets shot down that liner who..
              also is interesting , nobody was unable to contact ? ever Japanese Ground control can’t
              Conntact them?

              Also Highly suspicious is fact that RC-135 Spy plane is on same course. ran parallel with
              KAL 007.
              Soviet radars tracked Both aircrafts, and recorded Radio emission from RC-135 ???

              For MH17 Read what German experts have to Say!!!
              http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/new-mh17-sensation-german-experts-point-finger-at-ukrainian-air-force-jets/

    • So I read it, it is not the USSR now why rave on about it now its over but won’t be if the US continues to harass

  1. Last image on the first page is twin mount KPV 14,5 mm machine guns. Most powerful machine gun, that I know, having muzzle energy >31000 J.

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