Photos Museum of Strategic Rocket Forces
Photos Museum of Strategic Rocket Forces

Pervomaysk - 1960s control center

Above ground area of the 1960s command center that was replaced by the ULCC silo

Pervomaysk - Diesel generator room

Diesel generator room providing electricity to the ICMB missile silo

Pervomaysk - Missile silo

Missile silo that held a R-36 (SS-18 Sato) ICBM missile during its operational period

Pervomaysk - Missile silo

The hedge of the missile silo could completely open in 8 seconds

Pervomaysk - Missile silo

View inside the R-36 silo that is now filled with concrete for the most part

Pervomaysk - Missile silo

The missile in this silo could have been aimed at my country 25 years ago

Pervomaysk - Missile silo

Entrance and chimneys of the underground maintenance elevator adjacent to the missile silo

Pervomaysk - Missile base security fence

First and second security fences that make the outer layers of the base security system

Pervomaysk - Missile base security fence

Road from the lower security area to the high security area where the missile silo and command center are

Pervomaysk - Missile base security fence

The inner perimeter high tension electric fence area will instantly kill an intruder who touches it

Pervomaysk - Missile base security fence

Series of fences around the high security area of the missile base

Pervomaysk - ULCC entrance tunnel

Underground tunnel that connects the staff building to the ULCC refrigeration facility

Pervomaysk - ULCC engineering facility

The engineering facility is build 4 meters under ground and provides electricity, water and oxygen to the command center

Pervomaysk - ULCC engineering facility

Life support systems that produce oxygen for the Unified Launch Control Center

Pervomaysk - ULCC engineering facility

Instruments and dials that are part of the ULCC life support systems

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