Hi everyone. On May holidays I visited the suburbs of Efremov rpwnd the city. Perhaps I’ll start with airdfield. There is a secret airport Efremov-3 that is called the “object”. I think that Captain Obviousness, who worked here, gave it this name.
While we were driving, we noticed air defense radars.
A former military town “Efremov-3”. Nice, because there is no stupid advertisement. Long-long ago pilots, military engineers and their families lived here.
We could not pass further because all access roads were dug up so we walked towards.
Now we could see the ruins of the military unit on our way.
And here a control station was located.
So, a bit of history.
Airfield “Efremov” was built in the early ’50s and because it was a secret place the military called it the “Object”.
191st Fighter Regiment (FR) of Moscow Air Defense District was based here. Initially the regiment was armed with fighter-interceptor MiG-17 and MiG-19. In 1963 they had Su-9, and then, in 1965, they got a fighter-interceptor Su-11. In the first half of 1980 the 191st FR received 38 MiGs-23P, which were the main force of this regiment until its disbandment in 1994.
Runway of the airport was suitable for landing of aircraft IL-76, AN-22 and other lighter models. In 1990s the airport admitted about twenty aircrafts IL-76 with refugees (Turks- Meskhetians) on board.
After the disbandment of the 191st FR the 239th Belgorod Separate Guards Helicopter Regiment of Red Banner that was derived from the German Democratic Republic was billeted. The main forces of Regiment were helicopters Mi-6 and Mi-8Mt. On March 4, 1998 a helicopter regiment was disbanded. Some of the helicopters were cut for scrap, some were transferred to Tula and other cities. Then the airfield was abandoned.
On February 26, 2010 the Governor of the Tula Region V.D Dudka announced that he wants to restore the airfield, but later came to the conclusion that it is unnecessary. Meanwhile, some people break and dismantle it. A lot of things that we could have seen before are gone.
The anniversary of the Great October Revolution.
Inside the control room there was nothing to watch.
That’s how airport looks now.
Command post was located in this bunker.
Real hobbits hole.
Nothing remained inside
Yet some artifacts are still there
Suddenly! This room shocked me. It really looked like the altar of the church.
This place looks really like the apse of the temple, the temple of communism.
I looked through all suburbs, but there is nothing interesting. So I leaved the airport.
See you soon.