I do not dare to be annoying in the memories of his service in the formidable form of the troops - the Strategic Missile Forces. On the Internet, I saw enough photos about the P-12 missile system, which in the west was called “Sandal”. Sandalwood in nature - a tree with a wide crown. If you process a snapshot of this tree in Photoshop, transferring the snapshot to contour processing mode, and in black and white, it will look like a snapshot of a nuclear explosion.
Looking through the Internet images of this complex, drew attention to the staging of these images. There are even in the color image, such beautiful rockets, in a new special protection number of calculations. In reality, there was nothing colored in combat training on this complex. There was hellish work in gas masks and rubber, in any weather and time of year and day. There was a gas yellow-brown mist from the oxidant vapors in complex occupations with a КРТ filling station, a terrible stench from the fuel spilled on the concrete launch pad. There were leaks of terrible acid from the loose connection of flanges, burns and injury to the numbers of calculations. From rubber boots poured the sweat after removing the rocket from the launch pad.
During the period of combat duty, inspectors came from overseas, inspected the premises of the complex, asked the missiles to roll on the piezoelectric transducers - to check whether they were filled up or not. Shel 1990 year - time to fulfill the shameful contract to reduce the INF. Under these conditions, with the permission of the opera, some officers took photographs of the history combat complex. I did not stay aside. For a long time my films were lying, the hard times of the 90-s did not allow me to go about translating them into a figure. But now retired, remembered them. I want to share my photo archive with VO readers. There will be questions - I will answer as much as possible and if there is time.
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