Museum of Strategic Missile Forces

• Strategic Missile Forces Museum

In some 100 km from Moscow to Kiev highway is a wonderful museum of strategic missile troops at the training center of the SMF. Visitors to the huge hangar can enjoy virtually the entire history of the Soviet rocket from P-2 to Poplar and even assembled here training mock mine command post.

However, there is one drawback - the museum on the territory of the military unit and therefore to the common people are not allowed, and the complex allowed, but do not allow a lot of pictures.

On the open area lined up a variety of car RVSN. Not without its "main" - Poplar. Poplar distinguish from RT-2PM Topol M PT 2PM2 easily at the wheels - the first modification 7 wheelsets

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assembled the whole thing on the MAZ-7917 - 15U168. If in Soviet times, in the manufacture of Topol was attended by many republics of the USSR, now in the Topol-M foreign-made chassis only (Belarus, MZKT - MZKT)

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of fuel consumption per 100 km - 200 liters. When the tanks of 800 liters will be enough for 400 km. Then you need to wait for a tanker, or in an emergency to drain diesel fuel out of the car to ensure that it follows along with the starting complex and other necessary machines

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It looks like the driver's seat. That's right, the least square is given to the windows (not to wind up the horrors of nuclear war)

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It is very easy to control, Automatic transmission, and so on. N.

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Two pedals, brake chokes on his left foot.

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immediately behind the driver sits, I had already forgotten who, but it faces a beautiful telegraph, which is not allowed to take pictures

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The commander goes to the right in a booth. Winter coat in there very closely. The new modification of the Topol this disadvantage is eliminated

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According to an intelligent machine is called "unit 15U168". Accordingly, this unit is based on the chassis of MAZ-7917 carries a rocket 15ZH58 in the transport and launch container. The container is supported by the desired temperature and humidity conditions using any heaters, chillers and dehumidifiers. Solid-fuel rocket is sensitive to sudden changes in temperature, so although it can be stored at temperatures from -50 to +50, but the main thing to avoid abrupt changes.

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I forgot about the most secret - gyrocompass. Previously, he was so secret that it was impossible even to look at the right side of the machine. Now, looking at side as possible, but the compass strictly sheathed.

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Next, go to the car to ensure alerting - MOBD, 15V148 unit. Mounted on the chassis MAZ-543M and serves as a power station for "rocket car" (two diesel 30 kW), as well as for life-support personnel in the amount of up to 10 people

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Within one quadruple and one coupe

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In a cozy atmosphere you can comfortably go to the position from which you will destroy the world

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In order not to crumble in the sheets, for eating separate dining room, which can chop on the staff cards and press down their cups of compote of dried fruits

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The dining room without a kitchen - money down the drain. Therefore, a separate compartment covers kitchen. Right cooker, fridge left

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In the fridge everything on the shelves, to herring and sausage are not mixed up with the shaking of the fields and meadows

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Generally with food there should be no problems. Except that I have not found a box for oranges and strawberries

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Cold water, hot water - everything you wish

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Somewhere in the corridor located switchboard

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and the appliance of GO-27 radiation and chemical reconnaissance

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Also placed in the corridor dryers and hangers for clothes

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In the tail compartment located with the machine-gun turret and communication equipment, which, in spite of his 30 years of age, still is secret and can not be photographed

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Next came such secret machine that for them even to remember bad. So let's get straight to the learning starts. This is the layout of the mine command post, where officers are trained in firing rockets

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Now just received an order of launching ...

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... and the missiles flew in the US (and maybe not, but where they still fly?). Now we can relax, fasten your seat belts and wait for hitting enemy missiles (we do not shoot first, but only in response).

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The most beautiful - exposure missiles housed in a huge building. Unfortunately, there are not allowed to shoot everywhere, t. To. Somewhere missiles placed facing armed

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The missiles are placed in chronological order of their creation, and you can clearly see how the power of our engineering and thought developed. Unfortunately, lacking only the very first Soviet ballistic missile R-1, a copy of the German V-2, which in the primeval 1950s forgot to save the history of

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Another of the downsides - you can not see at least a nuclear charge of the layout. Here is a false goal and say it is approximately similar to the present

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Also in the building built in life-size mine command post. The height of the two floors was not enough and they are placed separately

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are also placed inside the consoles for the launch of missiles and conducted training of cadets. There were not allowed to shoot, but our Ukrainian friends long ago turned into open-air museum

But they showed the living room, which is slightly different from what you see me earlier Ukrainian counterpart

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And the first time I saw, it looks like mine toilet RVSN

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Thanks Press Club by the Ministry of Defense, as well as all officers, not officers and other good people who made a great tour for us!