So the events developed at the beginning of 80-x in the city of Aleisk, Altai Territory. A strategic missile division served in this wonderful place. At the time, it was equipped with quite good P-36M mine-based missile complexes. The Pindos disliked our complex and called it “SS-18 Mod.2 Satan. And this "Satan" was placed in the silo launcher of enhanced security, they say even a direct nuclear hit must withstand.
The division as it should be on schedule got up on combat duty. What it looked like: all the personnel involved in the duty went down into an autonomous bunker under the ground (I do not know how many meters I will not lie) and it was closed, do not get out, do not enter, whatever would happen. Complex management systems were located in the bunker. And so in the confined space the officers alternately sat at the consoles for three days, then the duty was transferred to another complex, the bunker was opened and all were released into the light of day.
Electromagnetic fields there have been those yet. Not a single clock worked (there was no electronic clock then, and the mechanical ones magnetized so that they lied godlessly). Bate's mother-in-law gave gold, 500p for those days, crazy money, so they did not lie. But it's not about that.
And on such a combat duty, when space maps are loaded into tablets, and real targets are loaded into warheads with Washington, Bonnam and Parisim. The power is such that this division alone is capable of launching 3-th world and winning it within 14 minutes (flight time) Automation is triggered and all the complexes go into pre-launch mode to strike back. Shoot cover mines. It is in the movies that the Pindos drive and open slowly so that Bruce Willis can save the world, while from the Russians they shoot out the squadrons, the cover the size of a football field that can contain a direct nuclear hit drops 500 meters in a second. The hydraulics comes into working mode, all systems holding the rocket depart and it is ready to launch, slowly rocking on the shock absorbers, waiting for the last command to bring death, fear and horror along the ballistic trajectory to the neighboring continent. But there is no last command. In order for a launch to occur, there must be two confirmations: from the duty officer and from the MO headquarters from the “nuclear suitcase”, if there is a connection with the suitcase, of course, if not then only the commander decides to strike. The connection was! Start canceled.
And then it began! Called from Moscow and asked you ohoy? Not so .. they asked, “HAS YOU TACKED IN YOUR FUCKING SIBERIA AT ALL THERE?” DO YOU THINK THERE ARE NEXT MORE?
They created a commission, called designers, flew the KGB, arrested the entire commanding staff of the unit. In short shukher, sho fucked up. The reason for the operation of automatic nekhera can not understand.
But there was one old ensign Jew, who was not lazy and went to Novosibirsk and took a little spravochku, from seismologists, that it was at this time that there was a small earthquake, 0,5 score, which no one noticed. And as it turned out, the automatics took the vibrations of the soil for a nuclear strike and worked in the normal mode, which the creators of the system were admitted. All were released, drafted and continued to serve. And the Pindos never found out that their lives depended on the fluctuations of the soil in some shameful town-village in Siberia and on the restraint and nerves of the duty officer.