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10 most amazing military installations

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In the field of creating devices for the destruction of their own kind of people, perhaps, it has reached perfection - the entire surface of the planet is littered with military objects: bases, fortresses, fortifications, rocket polygons and coastal artillery batteries ... Among them come across truly fabulous specimens - for example, the legendary Grum air base Lake, better known as the “51 Zone”. The Tyura-Tam missile range, which later became the Baikonur cosmodrome. The formidable decorations of many European cities are the “Luftwaffe anti-aircraft towers”. Daryal missile attack warning stations. 30-kilometer low-frequency transmitter ZEUS. Great Wall of China, finally.

This list could be endless, but exactly 10 positions are placed in the top ten. This review presents the 10 most rare, surprising and, to some extent, paradoxical of modern military facilities.

For example, the place where the aircraft of the world's first largest air force are stored in conservation is more than 4400 units aviation and rocket and space technology are arranged in even rows in the middle of the Arizona desert. Like terracotta warriors from the tomb of Qin Shihuangdi, the planes froze in anticipation of their time X.

10 most amazing military installations


Giant storage aircraft in the open air - is nothing like the Davis-Montana airbase, the location of the 309-th group for the repair and maintenance of aerospace equipment of the US Air Force (309th AMARG). Each "mummy" of the aircraft stored here is carefully wrapped with plastic film, the insides are carefully removed - the decommissioned aircraft is used as an object of "cannibalization" and a source of spare parts for the combat vehicles.

In the hangars of Davis-Montan, serious work is in full swing - outdated Falkens and Phantoms are transformed into unmanned drones and air targets QF-4 and QF-16. Specialists in “aviation archeology” scrupulously pick at the remains of old machines, the most “fresh” samples are selected for subsequent modernization and sales to third countries.





The airbase is a source of considerable income - according to the Pentagon, every dollar invested here brings 11 dollars of profit. And the fantastic landscapes of Davis-Montand themselves are in great demand among Hollywood directors (Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man).

Siachen

“Stop talking! Forward and up, and there ... After all, these are our mountains - They will help us! ”
The highest mountain war theater in the world, located on the body of the Siachen Glacier (Karakorum mountain range, Himalayas). The main danger of these places - 6000 meters of height above sea level, according to stingy statistics, 95% of servicemen who died on the Siachen Glacier were victims of unbearable climatic conditions in this realm of burning frost and discharged air.



Even grass does not grow here, but two irreconcilable adversaries continue their insane opposition at the utmost height. The toll of casualties in India and Pakistan is already on thousands; people are dying en masse when avalanches come down, thousands get frostbite, choke and disappear without a trace in the bottomless abysses of the glacier.

A quarter of a century ago, a true ice slaughter took place here, and most of the Siachen Glacier came under the control of India. The conduct of hostilities in such extreme conditions annually sucks up the 300 million dollars from the Indian treasury, but the Indians continue to stubbornly crush the enemy. To date, the Indian fortified area has about 150 outposts - the highest altitude checkpoints are located at altitudes up to 7 kilometers. Fear and icy horror.


The highest mountain helicopter base in the world. 6400 meters above sea level.



“The sunset shimmered like steel of a blade. My prey death was considered. The battle will be tomorrow, but for now
A platoon buried in the clouds. And left
on the pass ... "


HAARP

HAARP research project is not deprived of attention from various conspiracy therapists, schizophrenics and other overly impressionable citizens who see climatic, geophysical or psychotronic weapon.



Officially, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a program to study the Earth’s ionosphere using high-frequency radiation. The scope of the program is grandiose: a whole complex was built at the US Air Force Gakon test site (Alaska), consisting of 180 radio antennas located on an area of ​​13 hectares. Antenna field complements the incoherent radiation radar with a wavelength of 20 meters, a set of laser locators (lidars), magnetometers and a powerful computing center.

The declared radiation power of HAARP - 3,6 megawatts, the object is powered by a gas power station and six additional diesel generators.

A powerful tool allows you to stimulate certain parts of the ionosphere, like flashes of auroras. Officially - to study the nature of the ionosphere, the solution of applied radio communication problems on long waves, etc. innocent jokes with nature.



However, funding for the Pentagon and the deaf veil of secrecy around HAARP allow us to doubt the true purpose of the American "plasma gun". According to Russian experts, HAARP is designed to disrupt radio communications and radio navigation in any selected area of ​​the Earth. With the help of HAARP you can disable the equipment of ships and aircraft, burn the radio-electronic filling of spacecraft. Also, the possibility of manipulating weather on a global scale is not excluded.

Critics of conspiracy theories, on the contrary, refer to the insignificance of the HAARP energy possibilities — the energy of processes in the earth’s ionosphere (for example, under the influence of the “solar wind”) exceeds the stated antenna power of the American installation by several orders of magnitude.

The global hysteria around the secret base in Alaska ended in an unexpected way - in May 2013, due to funding cuts, the HAARP project was announced discontinued.

SBX (Sea-Based X-band Radar)



Is it really? Mobile version of HAARP?
The strange construction is nothing more than a naval self-propelled radar base built as part of the US missile defense program. Nominally, the SBX is assigned to the Adah port in Alaska, but to date, the radar platform has never appeared there. Instead, SBX runs in the Pacific, where it performs missile defense tasks.

SBX is based on the CS-50 semi-submerged oil platform. Installation length - 116 meters. The height from the keel to the top of the radar radome is 85 meters (from the 25-storey house!). Displacement - about 50 000 tons. The platform is able to move independently over short distances - it is equipped with six 12-cylinder diesel generators Caterpillar with an output of 5000 hp each. each.

The main intrigue is hidden inside - under the white casing there is a giant radar with an active phased array with an area of ​​384 square. meter! The radar operates in the X-band, emitting pulses with a wavelength from 3,75 to 2,5, see. The power consumption of the AFX SBX is estimated at 1 megawatts.





It is reported that the vigilant station is able to “see” the North Korean ballistic missile’s warhead from a distance of 2000 km, and the unique mobility of the SBX makes it possible to deploy a missile defense system in any corner of the World Ocean.

Norfolk

"The harbor of a thousand ships." The world's largest naval base, whose countless marinas and docks stretch for 17 kilometers along the Atlantic coast.

Employees of the GVMB (the main naval base) Norfolk provide more than 3000 marine operations per year related to the meeting, mooring and departure of ships and vessels from dozens of countries around the world. Every six minutes, an aircraft from the Naval Station Norfolk airfield takes off or lands to land - airplanes Air transport commanders and chartered airliners of private airlines transport 150 000 passengers annually and deliver 260 000 tons of mail and various cargoes necessary for the base to function.



Norfolk - the main base of the Atlantic fleet The US Navy, from here operations are provided in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. In addition to numerous berths with handling facilities, warehouses, arsenals and oil storage facilities, Norfolk has a solid infrastructure for the maintenance and repair of marine equipment. Near the base there are 8 shipbuilding and ship repair yards with seven dry and three floating docks, as well as 16 slips - inclined coastal platforms for lowering ships from the berth or lifting them out of the water with the help of rail carts.

The area of ​​the naval base and port reaches 26 square. kilometers The depth of the fairway passes 13-14 meters, which allows for the basing of ships of all existing classes.

At present, the Norfolk naval base is the home base for 75 warships of the US Navy, including: five Nimitz-type nuclear aircraft carriers, nine amphibious assault carriers, 29 missile cruisers and destroyers, and six atomic submarines and 15 ships of the Shipping Command.

Balaclava

Another example of a naval theme is the secret anti-nuclear shelter for Soviet submarines, officially known as the 825HTC Object.



At the beginning of the 1950-s, the leadership of the USSR decided to build an ultra-secure submarine station. In the event that the US Air Force succeeds in delivering a nuclear attack on Soviet cities, thus ceasing the existence of the Soviet Union, the festive banquet in the White House will not last long - from the foot of Mount Tavros (Balaklava, Crimea) will crawl out 7 "hell avengers" with nuclear torpedoes on board, and go with a return visit to the shores of Europe and North America.

The underground complex was built 8 years - from 1953 to 1961 year. The work was complicated by the strictest secrecy - the removal of the soil produced from the tunnels was carried out late at night, on barges to the open sea. In total, thus, managed to take 120 thousand tons of rock. Shelter class "A", able to withstand a direct hit warheads power 100 kt.

An additional condition for the safety of the underground base was the secrecy - the entrances to the tunnels were skillfully closed by camouflage nets, if necessary blocked by floating hydraulic gates with a mass of 150 tons.







To date, the object has largely lost its meaning - the dimensions of modern nuclear ships do not allow them to pass inside the tunnel. Ten years ago, on the site of the former underground submarine base, the Balaclava Naval Museum Complex was organized. By inspection, the zones around the artificial canal, which passes through the mountain, are opened, several workshops of the ship repair plant and a nuclear arsenal, where torpedoes and warheads were stored. Domestic and foreign tourists from Europe, the USA and other countries call the underground base "a miracle of engineering thought."

Edwards Air Base

Yankees do not feed hamburgers, just let me set some record. And for setting records, the bottom of the dried Rogers Salt Lake (California) is ideal.

Here in 1932, a specialized Air Force test complex was built, which later became the Edwards Flight Test Center. The Yankees cleared the bottom of the dried lake, drawing 13 runways of incredible length on its smooth, like a table, surface. The main attraction was the runway 18 / 36 (L, C and R) - the longest strip in the world with sizes 12 000 x 290 meters.



During the Second World War, Bell XP-59A Eyrakomet and German trophy V-2 were tested at Edwards airbase. In 1959, the 6-kilometer-long rail track was built for testing ejection seats and Polaris ballistic missiles. In the course of one of the “races,” the sledge rocket accelerated to 3,3, the speed of sound, then went off the rails and crashed.

Here a number of world speed records were set:

- October 14 1947 year, the Bell X-1 rocket glider under the control of Chuck Yeager for the first time reached a supersonic flight speed.

- In the period from 1959 to 1970, hypersonic X-15 rocket-gliders were flown. After separation from the carrier (B-52 bomber), the plane plunged into the sky, rising to suborbital altitude and developing 5-6 M speed. Record indicators were achieved in 1963: Joseph Walker managed to accelerate his X-15 to 6,72M, reaching in desperate " dynamic jump "altitude 107,9 km! After an insane 15 minute flight, the X-15 landed on the bottom of Lake Rogers.





SR-71, YF-12 and Valkyrie were tested here, from here Heav Blue (predecessors of F-117), B-2 stealth bombers, prototypes YF-22 and YF-23 of the future Raptor fighter bomber took off.
14 April 1981, an unusual guest arrived at the Edwards airbase (though how can you surprise the Flight Test Center staff?) - at 10: 20 local time, the Columbia shuttle crashed heavily on the bottom of a salty lake, opening a new space page in stories base record holder.

Mount cheyenne

The anti-nuclear bunker in the Rockies, a key control point in the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) system. It was designed to coordinate the actions of the American armed forces in the event of a nuclear attack by the USSR.



The bunker is designed to protect against thermonuclear explosions with a power of 30 megatons. The entrance is an 1400-meter tunnel leading to the main gateway - a pair of 25-ton gates, which remain airtight with excessive external pressure 40 atmospheres.

Inside is an underground base with a computer center, rooms for meetings and recreation, a dining room, a medical unit, as well as an autonomous power station and water supply system. At the lower levels of the bunker, 1500 tons of diesel fuel are stored, and there are also 4 groups of batteries. Four tanks pumped 6,8 million liters of drinking water and 20 million liters of water for technical needs.
To prevent the collapse of the walls with a strong shake, 1380 springs with a mass of 450 each are integrated into the bunker design. Also, the integrity of the complex is provided by 115 thousand steel pins, twisted in granite to a depth of 2 to 9 meters.

The Cheyenne bunker reached operational readiness in 1966, and was used by the NORAD command over the past 40 years. In July, 2006, the decision was made to "hot" conservation of the complex, due to the inexpediency of its further maintenance in an active state. “Hot” conservation means that, if necessary, the functionality of the underground base “Cheyen” can be restored in full within a few hours.





Chernobyl-2

Mystical abandoned object in the vicinity of the emergency station.
Over-the-horizon Duga radar (5H32) missile attack warning systems were able to monitor the airspace over North America. For its distinctive sound on the radio, she received the nickname Russian Woodpacker (Russian Woodpecker) in the West.



The height of the masts of the low-frequency antenna - 150 meters; The antenna array length is on the order of 500 meters. With such dimensions, the “Arc” is visible from almost anywhere in the Chernobyl NPP Exclusion Zone.
The proximity of the Dugi site to a nuclear power plant is sometimes explained by the high power consumption of the radar (according to declassified data, Duga consumed about 10 MW).
Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the presented object is only half of the Duga radar station. Chernobyl-2 is a receiving station with a phased antenna array. The Dugi transmitter is located in a completely different place, in 60 km from the receiver.

The tragic accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant put an end to the further operation of the Chernobyl-2 system - most of the equipment was dismantled and removed to Komsomolsk-on-Amur, where a similar station operated.
And the metal constructions of the “Chernobyl radar” shot up towards the sky continue to amaze desperate tourists, who dared to glance at the once regime military object of strategic importance.

Echelon

Hello from Edward Snowden!
A global radio intelligence system approved by an alliance of five Anglo-Saxon countries - the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (the Five Eyes project). With the escalation of the Cold War, many NATO countries joined the project - Norway, Denmark, Germany and Turkey.

To date, the Echelon system has developed into a giant network of listening devices. Particularly impressive are the large "field" stations - the white clusters of "balls", whose shells protect the sensitive equipment hidden under them.


Base Menwith Hill, Yorkshire, UK

The exact description of "Echelon" is classified, but according to a report by the European Parliament, dozens of ground radio interception stations on all continents of the Earth are relevant to this project, including the British Menwith Hill complex, Australian Pine Gap, similar facilities of the Misawa Air Base (Honshu, Japan), radio engineering complex on the territory of Buckley airbase (USA), etc., etc.
The head curator of the project is the former employer of a runaway spy Snowden - the American technical intelligence of the NSA.

“White domes” are capable of intercepting signals from commercial and military communication satellites, listening to any radio channels in a selected wave band, including mobile phone calls (however, this is possible only at a short distance, in direct line of sight).

In the Western media, there are regular allegations that the Echelon system, in addition to countering terrorism, tracking drug trafficking routes and conducting “habitual” radio intelligence in the interests of the military, is often misused. The impressive capabilities of the global "interception" system allow NSA employees to conduct large-scale operations in the format of international commercial espionage and invade the privacy of US citizens. A rather popular version of secret contacts with UFOs using these devices.

However, how it really is - is unknown. After all, even the name itself - “Echelon” is nothing more than a fiction of the media. NSA officials do not give any comments about the fields with "white balls".


Electronic intelligence systems in the Buckley Air Force Base (Colorado)
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  1. Seraph
    Seraph 22 August 2013 09: 34 New
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    The base for 4 thousand units of aircraft is impressive. Good target
    1. smirnov
      smirnov 22 August 2013 13: 46 New
      +6
      This is not quite a base, rather a warehouse of spare parts ...
      1. smprofi
        smprofi 22 August 2013 14: 05 New
        +2
        Quote: smirnov
        rather spare parts warehouse

        Well, not really like that. backup storage of equipment. very old equipment, of course, goes to disassembly and disposal. relatively fresh - just stored. relatively even climate and minimum humidity reduce the cost of preservation of equipment.
      2. Col.
        Col. 22 August 2013 14: 44 New
        +5
        Quote: smirnov
        This is not quite a base, rather a warehouse of spare parts ...

        this is not a spare parts warehouse at all, rather a base. The correct name is the Aviation Technology Storage Center. Almost ALL aircraft are carefully mothballed and can be returned to the Air Force combat personnel, depending on the degree of readiness for recovery. And this place was not chosen by chance: there is a special microclimate with dry air and extremely rare rains
        1. smprofi
          smprofi 22 August 2013 14: 53 New
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          Quote: Colonel
          aircraft are carefully mothballed and can be returned to the air force

          Yes, that is right
        2. Santa Fe
          22 August 2013 18: 15 New
          +2
          Quote: Colonel
          this is not a spare parts warehouse at all, rather a base. The correct name is the Aviation Technology Storage Center.

          Not only.
          Davis-Monten - Assault Aviation Pilot Training Center

          Quote: Colonel
          Almost ALL aircraft are carefully mothballed

          Cobras
  2. eplewke
    eplewke 22 August 2013 09: 37 New
    +4
    All bases are potential targets for warheads ... In case of war, this is just a pile of metal and concrete in the early hours ... How much money was spent on them ... It's a pity the rating has few Russian bases. Ehh ...
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 22 August 2013 11: 27 New
      +9
      Quote: eplewke
      It is a pity in the rating of few Russian bases.

      To be more precise, they are not there. wink
      1. 0255
        0255 22 August 2013 13: 55 New
        +2
        It is a pity in the rating of few Russian bases.

        To be more precise, they are not there.

        Because Russian bases collapsed in the 90s ...
    2. Aryan
      Aryan 22 August 2013 11: 36 New
      +7
      And about the rotation of the earth's axis?
    3. Col.
      Col. 22 August 2013 14: 53 New
      +3
      Quote: eplewke
      It is a pity in the rating of few Russian bases


      But I don’t understand by what criteria the author selected this ten? We have, for example, objects "abruptly" of the Cheyenne mountain (I even was at this during the exercises). There is a remark about Balaclava: the object was not originally designed for nuclear-powered pl, even for the future!
      1. Santa Fe
        22 August 2013 18: 10 New
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        Quote: Colonel
        We have, for example, objects "abruptly" of the Cheyenne mountain (I even was at this during the exercises).

        In open sources there are neither high-quality photos, nor any detailed description of these objects
        Quote: Colonel
        There is a remark about Balaclava: the object was not originally designed for nuclear-powered pl, even for the future!

        Has anyone claimed the opposite?
        1. Col.
          Col. 23 August 2013 08: 53 New
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          Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
          Has anyone claimed the opposite?


          Quote from your article: “By now, the object has lost its significance in many respects - the dimensions of modern nuclear powered ships do not allow them to go inside the adit.”
          Well, what does the "nuclear powered" have to do with it?
          1. Santa Fe
            23 August 2013 10: 45 New
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            Quote: Colonel
            Well, what does the "nuclear powered" have to do with it?

            Despite the fact that they appeared and exist

            Everything flows, everything changes. To date, the once unique base has lost its significance. Also, as medieval castles, which have become museums, have lost their significance.

            There is no rebuke to the builders of Balaclava - just a statement of fact
            1. Col.
              Col. 23 August 2013 11: 02 New
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              Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
              To date, the once unique base has lost its significance.

              No, Oleg! As the saying goes, "what is written with a pen ..." You say that "" By now, the object has lost its significance in many respects - the dimensions of modern nuclear powered ships do not allow them to go inside the adit. "But the object has lost its significance not at all for this! I I’ve been to Balaklava and I think that the base is very necessary and has not lost its significance at all. But it’s all about politics: the traitors destroyed the USSR and Balaklava left the “non-square” one, which simply ruined the object. In other words, our new rulers simply threw a unique base for plunder And yet: atomic pl n when not part of the Black Sea Fleet and is not intended never to place them there, so that there is no connection there.
              1. Santa Fe
                23 August 2013 11: 25 New
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                Quote: Colonel
                I was in Balaclava and I think that the base is very necessary and has not lost its significance at all

                sense to hide dizelyuhi in a nuclear shelter?
                Quote: Colonel
                And one more thing: atomic submarines were never part of the Black Sea Fleet and it was never planned to place them there, so there is no connection here.

                What are the dimensions of the artificial channel? There probably will not even pass Varshavyanka

                Modern boat has grown in size, there is nothing to be done
    4. ildar335
      ildar335 22 August 2013 19: 04 New
      +1
      request
      Quote: eplewke
      It is a pity in the rating of few Russian bases. Ehh ...

      why the heck give target designation ???
  3. a52333
    a52333 22 August 2013 09: 54 New
    +8
    If the US Air Force succeeds in delivering a nuclear attack on Soviet cities, thereby ending the existence of the Soviet Union, the banquet at the White House will not last long - 7 “Avengers of Hell” crawl out from under the foot of Mount Tavros (Balaklava, Crimea) board, and set off on a return visit to the shores of Europe and North America.
    Beautifully wrapped! ++. And for the article +++.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 22 August 2013 11: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: a52333
      7 “Avengers of Hell” with nuclear torpedoes on board will crawl out from under the foot of Mount Tavros (Balaklava, Crimea) and set off on a return visit to the shores of Europe and North America.

      Quote: a52333
      Beautifully wrapped!

      With the practically guaranteed overlap of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles, boats with nuclear torpedoes could hardly take revenge on anyone.
      1. Santa Fe
        22 August 2013 11: 55 New
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        Quote: Vladimirets
        With the practically guaranteed overlap of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles, boats with nuclear torpedoes could hardly take revenge on anyone.

        Yes you are right. Before the appearance of ICBMs, a retaliatory strike was impossible, and everyone knew that very well.

        The war with the USA did not start only because of the general illogicality of such a situation. The Yankees could destroy the USSR as a state in a couple of weeks, but no one knew what to do next. How to control a giant territory? What to do with the surviving population? Mass genocide of 200 million people? Absurdity, even Mustachioed could not have imagined it. And most importantly - what is the benefit?
        1. Far East
          Far East 22 August 2013 14: 32 New
          +7
          Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
          The Yankees could destroy the USSR as a state in a couple of weeks, but no one knew what to do next. How to control a giant territory? What to do with

          Well yes! and we would sit quietly quiet! laughing respected! do not make me laugh! laughing
        2. smprofi
          smprofi 22 August 2013 14: 51 New
          +2
          Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
          The Yankees could destroy the USSR as a state in a couple of weeks, but no one knew what to do next.

          Well, for example, I read a completely different opinion (including on English-language sites, including) why at least the same Dropshot plan was not implemented. when calculating, it was clear that during the first wave of bombing all targets on the territory of the USSR could not be destroyed. there were simply not enough carrier bombers. while the loss of bombers could be about 50%. Based on the experience of the Second World War, the second raid, most likely, simply would not have taken place, because American pilots refused to fly at a target if losses in previous flights were at least 25%.

          Quote: Far East
          do not make me laugh

          it’s not a matter of laughter, but of a real alignment of forces and capabilities.
          1. Far East
            Far East 22 August 2013 15: 14 New
            +1
            Quote: smprofi
            it’s not a matter of laughter, but of a real alignment of forces and capabilities.

            Well, don’t you really think that ours didn’t bother with everything, we have it! what have the Yankees to fly here! it’s just that no one needed it, scorched earth! all in common sense, all ambitions were gone! here is the laugh! there would be a wasteland. you yourself do not understand! hi
            1. smprofi
              smprofi 22 August 2013 15: 33 New
              +2
              Quote: Far East
              ours didn’t plummet from everything, sho we HAVE!

              to the gringo territory in the 40s - early 50s there was nothing to plow. but I already wrote about the calculation of losses (by the gringos themselves) of bombers during a raid on the USSR.
              Quote: Far East
              scorched earth! all in common sense, all ambitions were gone!

              it is now all become "smart" and "humane." they didn’t think so before. especially the military. no unnecessary illusions.
          2. Santa Fe
            22 August 2013 18: 35 New
            0
            Quote: smprofi
            I, for example, read a completely different opinion

            Opinions may be different, but facts indicate that the Yankees in 1950 felt like "captains of heaven." The subsonic MiG-15 / 17 with cannon armament had no chance to intercept the Stratojet - the "golden era" of bomber aircraft, fighters did not have a qualitative advantage in speed compared to jet bombers. The situation began to change only with the advent of air-to-air missiles, but this is already the beginning of the 1960's (there are already ICBMs, air defense systems, the atomic submarine fleet, and the SSBNs on alert)

            And in 1950's there was a full tryndets:

            - 9 of May 1954 of the year, an air battle over the Kola Peninsula - two regiments of MiGs unsuccessfully chased RB-47. Details: http://www.airwar.ru/history/locwar/xussr/airfight/airfight.html

            - Operation Home Run, between 21 March to 10 May 1956, B-47 made 156 incursions into the USSR airspace (Kola Peninsula, Northern Urals, Siberia, Far East)



            - during the period from 4 to 9 on July 1956, American planes made 5 breakthroughs along the routes: Grodno-Minsk Vilnius-Kaunas-Kaliningrad; Brest-Pinsk-Baranovichi-Kaunas-Kaliningrad.

            - 1957, British Canberra flew freely over Baku (the most powerful area of ​​Soviet air defense), in 1958 Canberra terrorized the sky of Ukraine, appearing over many cities, including Kiev.

            It was the most convenient time for an attack on the USSR, the risk of receiving a well-aimed blow was equal to "0". Stratojets could erase the Union as a state in a matter of weeks, destroying the country's main cities and industrial centers. But what to do then - nobody knew that. therefore there was no war
            1. smprofi
              smprofi 22 August 2013 20: 42 New
              0
              I've heard different things at different times, but here
              Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
              But what to do then - nobody knew that. therefore there was no war

              I have never heard such a thing. those. weapons were riveted, muscles were built up, but they weren’t used ... because they didn’t know what to do next?
              how the world is changing ...
              in general, the origin of this thought is interesting
              1. Santa Fe
                23 August 2013 00: 00 New
                +1
                Quote: smprofi
                those. weapons were riveted, muscles were built up, but they weren’t used ...

                The usual general methods. Give these guys free rein - they will transfer the entire budget of the country to tanks

                By the way, the Yankees at the end of the 1940's and the beginning of the 1950's weapons riveted a lot (on a superpower scale). New naval projects were practically frozen for 15 years (because of this, programs for the modernization of the technology of war years appeared - FRAM, GUPPY, Albany, etc.). Only aviation developed, but even that, these rates were far from those during WWII.
  4. Dante
    Dante Alighieri 22 August 2013 09: 57 New
    +2
    It's a shame that there are only two domestic objects (although there may be secrecy? Although only the lazy do not know about the same Yamantau). In general, the article “+”, but as it seems to me personally, the tens format is rather stingy, it needs to be expanded at least to 15-20 points. For in addition to Russian and American military facilities, I would like to pay attention, for example, to the extensive system of underground communications in China (and not only), which are quite entitled to enter this list.
    1. Santa Fe
      22 August 2013 10: 24 New
      +8
      Quote: Dante
      It's a shame that there are only two domestic objects (although maybe secrecy?

      To some extent (it’s really easier to get photos of Amer’s objects - the same AB Edwards - thousands of high-quality images on its office site)

      But that is not the main reason. And there is nothing to be done:


      And here is another "special object." New York State Debt Counter
      1. Kars
        Kars 22 August 2013 10: 48 New
        +8
        The tablet kills me))) almost all countries gathered here are building their own tanks - and for the silhouettes they took the German four of the Second World War.
        1. smprofi
          smprofi 22 August 2013 15: 15 New
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          Quote: Kars
          and for silhouettes they took

          everyone can offend an artist! laughing
      2. Mister X
        Mister X 22 August 2013 20: 27 New
        0
        Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
        New York State Debt Counter

        In debt as in silk - and arrogance and arrogance ...
        They would go with a donation mug, rather than dermocratize the whole world.
        1. smprofi
          smprofi 22 August 2013 20: 45 New
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          Quote: Mister X
          They would go with a donation mug, rather than dermocratize the whole world

          what for? they are friends with the Hunhuz now.

  5. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX 22 August 2013 10: 00 New
    +2
    Maybe there are people on the site who were on Renaissance Island? Tell us what was done there, otherwise some local horror stories poison.
    1. Drednout
      Drednout 22 August 2013 15: 03 New
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      Quote: Фкенщь13
      Renaissance island?

      Aral Sea?
      Figures! - Sary-Shagan is better.
  6. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 22 August 2013 10: 06 New
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    Interesting article, thanks to the author! hi
  7. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 22 August 2013 10: 09 New
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    Humanity has gone crazy. It seems that people are a cancerous tumor on the body of the Earth. It is not the instinct of self-preservation that works, but the instinct of self-destruction. Something is wrong.
    1. Hort
      Hort 22 August 2013 11: 57 New
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      sometimes he visits the thought (looking at our people’s history) that we are biorobots developed by someone for a war. But, since they forgot about this development or abandoned it as unnecessary, we’re fighting among themselves in order to implement the programs laid down :) After all, even in childhood, the main toys of boys are soldiers, weapons, computer shooters, etc.
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 22 August 2013 14: 50 New
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        This is with us, and in Geyrop, boys should play with dolls, and girls with soldiers ... oops they have no boys and girls, but there is an average IT that is brought up in the spirit of tolerance and love for their own kind, to Humans! laughing
        On Christmas Eve, the Swedish toy company released an unusual catalog. All the girls there are shooting imaginary enemies with laser guns, and the boys are babysitting with dolls. Thus, the company responded to reproaches in the promotion of gender stereotypes. Today in Sweden they are stubbornly trying to wean girls to be girls, and boys, respectively, to boys.
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    3. Brother
      Brother 22 August 2013 13: 15 New
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      Here stop, it works the instinct of self-preservation in its best mode, and all these military pieces are a direct confirmation of this. I am very glad that we have huge holes in the soil where the "Avengers of Hell" are hidden, and "if CHO" will be to the enemies. ... let there be no enemies, lo! So, let no one touch the RF, here. soldier
  8. Slotxnumx
    Slotxnumx 22 August 2013 10: 14 New
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    It’s a pity that there were few Russian objects, I’m sure there are a lot of interesting things. But in Balaklava it’s really crowded for modern submarines, but now in this bay there is an elite yacht club, a couple of weeks ago I was on a tour there ... By the way, the “white domes” are following beyond the Black Sea is on Mount Ai-Petri
  9. Santa Fe
    22 August 2013 10: 28 New
    +5
    The Yankees cling to the X-1 rocket plane to the Super Fortress belly, AB Edwards
    1. alex0000
      alex0000 22 August 2013 13: 57 New
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      Jacks ... Typically staffing approach. Our pit would be dug.
      1. Santa Fe
        22 August 2013 18: 44 New
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        Quote: alex0000
        Jacks ... Typically staffing approach. Our pit would be dug.

        Will not work.

        Rocket wingspan - 8,5 meters
        Track track B-29 - 8,5 meters
  10. KG_patriot_last
    KG_patriot_last 22 August 2013 13: 55 New
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    In general, gigantism is good and beautiful laughing
  11. saygon66
    saygon66 22 August 2013 14: 07 New
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    - Well, add here the "Earthworm Lair" in Poland ...
    1. Drednout
      Drednout 22 August 2013 15: 09 New
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      About "Shihan", Arzamas-16 (Sarov), Cap. Yar. Silent - already good. I think the people will be able to pile on 40 more objects, if desired precisely by domestic ones.
      1. smprofi
        smprofi 22 August 2013 15: 39 New
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        Quote: Drednout
        Cap Yar.

        why are you sharing Kapyar and the same Baikonur? in the good times, it was all called the All-Union Emba missile range. it’s just KapYar - this is Emba ### site, and the same Baikonur is Emba ### site (now I don’t remember the numbers). it’s just that Emba was wedging from KapYar in the steppes of Kazakhstan. and different rocket weapons were tested or conducted at different sites
        1. Drednout
          Drednout 23 August 2013 12: 51 New
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          Quote: smprofi
          why are you sharing Kapyar and the same Baikonur?

          So I and Sary-Shagan do not mention, because territorially - this is not We-s.
  12. smprofi
    smprofi 22 August 2013 14: 41 New
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    Quote: Dante
    It's a shame that there are only two domestic objects

    Quote: Slot46
    Sorry Russian objects showed little

    So Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) is created on a platform of Russian production. built at the Vyborg shipyard. isn't it happy?
    Well, SBX may be assigned to the port of Adak, but in fact it is based in Pearl Harbor. and SBX went through modernization last year.

    by Edwards AFB
    SR-71, YF-12 and Valkyrie were tested here, from here Heav Blue (predecessors of F-117), B-2 stealth bombers, prototypes YF-22 and YF-23 of the future Raptor fighter bomber took off.

    A-12 Oxcart project (and further development of KEDLOCK YF-12, SR-71 Blackbird and M-21) and the Stealth project Hopeless Diamond (and further development of Have Blue, Senior Trend projects and, as a result, F-117A Nighthawk) Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works division carried out exclusively on the basis of “Zone 51” (Area 51, aka Dreamland, McCartan's County, Paradise Ranch, Home Base, Watertown Strip, Groom Lake, The Box, Neverland)

    if anyone is interested in reading more about this, then I did a series of articles on another site. here is the last part (there are links to all the previous ones):
    http://nnm.me/blogs/smprofi/zona_51_chast_ivc/
  13. hanc
    hanc 22 August 2013 16: 07 New
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    The tragic accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant put an end to the further operation of the Chernobyl-2 system - most of the equipment was dismantled and removed to Komsomolsk-on-Amur, where a similar station operated.

    More precisely, it was until the mid-90s, there was the "China Wall", which was very quickly eliminated by the "metalworkers"
  14. Savva30
    Savva30 22 August 2013 20: 55 New
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    it seems we are ready to exterminate each other ...
  15. smart ass
    smart ass 22 August 2013 21: 51 New
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    Oleg is an excellent article well done! Nice to read and photos .. on top
    1. Santa Fe
      23 August 2013 00: 01 New
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      Thanks, I am trying
  16. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 22 August 2013 22: 41 New
    +1
    Quote: smprofi
    Quote: smirnov
    rather spare parts warehouse

    Well, not really like that. backup storage of equipment. very old equipment, of course, goes to disassembly and disposal. relatively fresh - just stored. relatively even climate and minimum humidity reduce the cost of preservation of equipment.

    Almost absolutely dry climate. Allows you not to care about shelters. Been in those places on excursions about 10 years ago, the scale of the "governor for tired birds" is impressive. In Russia or northern Europe it is impossible to do this, because there are winters and rains in autumn and spring.
    The Americans were lucky with the latitudinal location. :-)
    1. Santa Fe
      23 August 2013 00: 03 New
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      Quote: Bersaglieri
      The Americans were lucky with the latitudinal location. :-)

      New York is at the latitude of Batumi
  17. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 23 August 2013 00: 21 New
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    Quote: Far East
    Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
    The Yankees could destroy the USSR as a state in a couple of weeks, but no one knew what to do next. How to control a giant territory? What to do with

    Well yes! and we would sit quietly quiet! laughing respected! do not make me laugh! laughing
    Until 1953 ... 1955, yes, sadly. They couldn’t deliver the bomb to the adversary
    1. Santa Fe
      23 August 2013 00: 47 New
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      Quote: Bersaglieri
      Until 1953 ... 1955 years

      Has something significant changed in 1955?
  18. Alex_dnepr
    Alex_dnepr 23 August 2013 01: 00 New
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    Super!
    Thank you for the article!
  19. Bort radist
    Bort radist 23 August 2013 07: 29 New
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    I think in our country there are quite a few such places that are amazing. For example, the former Krasnoyarsk-26, now Zheleznogorsk. The mining and chemical plant was located underground at a depth of 300 meters and was designed in such a way as to withstand even nuclear attacks. The tunnel system is comparable to the Moscow metro. The heat produced by the reactor is used to heat the city. In addition to the nuclear industry, 70% of Russian civilian satellites are produced in Zheleznogorsk. "... Reactor and radiochemical production, nuclear power plant, water supply and ventilation facilities are located in rock workings deep in the ridge. Engineering solutions for placement in the depth of the rock mass of nuclear production have no analogues in domestic and world practice ..." Two-level tunnel under Yenisei (object No. 803) has a length of approx. 2200 meters and a maximum depth of up to 40 meters under its bottom. According to the project, pipes for pumping liquid radioactive waste were to be laid in the upper part, and a lower corridor for automobile transport. And now about the objects under the rock you will not find a photo. All this was created in 54 under the leadership of L. Beria.
    1. Col.
      Col. 23 August 2013 08: 59 New
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      Quote: Bort Radist
      All this was created in 54 under the leadership of L. Beria

      How could L. Beria manage this in the 1954 year if he was shot in the 1953?
      1. Bort radist
        Bort radist 23 August 2013 16: 57 New
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        A mistake in the year came out. Tsarevsky Mikhail Mikhailovich
        Mikhail Tsarevsky Construction Manager Zheleznogorsk
        Major General of the Engineering Service.
        In February 1950, he was appointed construction superintendent of Plant No. 815, an underground mining and chemical plant, a weapons-grade plutonium production complex in the city of Krasnoyarsk-26 (Zheleznogorsk). Since March 1950 - First Deputy Head of the Main Department of Industrial Construction Camps of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. Since July 1952 - Deputy Head of Glavpromstroy - Head of the Iron Mines Construction Directorate of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs. Beria oversaw the construction.
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  21. Alfonso
    Alfonso 24 August 2013 18: 11 New
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    They wrapped their ancient planes in cellophane, and we ....
    TU-160 was cut, mines exploded, flooded, uranium was given for nothing.