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    Default Museum of 52nd Missile Division in Perm region

    In Perm near the town Bershet located small town Звёздный (Zvezdniy), in Soviet period this town was closed for other citizens because in this was based 52rd Missile Division of the Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces, in mid-1980s this Division was rearmed to missiles RT-23 Molodets (NATO classification SS-24 Scalpel), this missiles were placed inside the missile trains - these trains cruised across the Soviet Union and were disguised as refrigerator trains. Since 1992 year after various disarmament treaties these trains were only in our bases (3 divisions, in every division were 4 trains, one missile train was a regiment, in every train were 3 missiles, one missile is battalion), in 2008 last train was removed from alert duty and withdrawn, 52rd Division was deactivated in 2002 year.

    Near the museum located some models of Soviet missiles and atomic weapons:


    Museum located inside the formerly underground military facility - command post of 52rd division:


    Inside the museum lot of hermetic doors:


    At that time was children excursion, guide is formerly lieutenant colonel of this division:


    This division created in 1943 during WWII, initially it's a was 23rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division, during WWII division got the honorary title "Tarnopol-Berlin", awarded the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky and Order of the Red Star. In this part of exposure told about battle way of this division during WWII:
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    In 1961 year division was rearmed to ICBMs Р-16 (NATO classifiction SS-7 Saddler), layout with small copy of combat starting position:


    In 1989 division rearmed to ICBMs SS-24 Scalpel, layout with model of missile train:
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    Model pf underground launchpad:


    Reconstruction of workplace of missile combat crew in command post of missile regiment. Turn the two keys and 10 ICBMs from underground launchpads starts...


    Some telephone, telegraph and cryptographic equipment:
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    Console of signalman of missile base tracks:


    Barack Obama - he was in Zvezdniy during deactivation of 52rd division:
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    Vladislav, the stuff you pop in here is very interesting. Thank you for taking the time to upload it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vazyuk View Post
    .....Near the museum located some models of Soviet missiles and atomic weapons:
    That SS-2 Sibling is clearly based on the German V2 of WW2.
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    NBC equipment:


    Mines and grenade launchers:


    Radio sets:


    Some engineering equipment:


    Clockwork equipment:


    Civilian radiorecievers and tape recorders:
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    Model of diesel locmotive DM62 cab:


    Chiefs of division military transportation service, chiefs of traffic safety department, commanders of locomotive detachments, engineers and firemen - these people ruled missile trains. Usually in the Soviet Army locmotive engineers and firemen were conscripts (with civilian railway education), but missile trains were much more important, sometimes engineers were praporshicks (professional NCO in the Soviet Army, quite difficult to find exact analogue of this ranks in the US Army - sometimes it's a warrant officers, sometimes it's a high-ranking sergeants, first of all company first sergeant), but many locomotive crew members were comissioned officers. In Leningrad University of Railway Troops was locomotive faculty, lieutenants were firemen, engineers were captains and majors, lieutenant colonels were commanders of locomotive detachments, sometimes in locomotive crew were 3 members.


    Uniforms:
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    Fantastic photographs, Vlad. Thank you very much for posting them on here for us all to look at, very interesting.

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    Expostition about communictaions - radio. telephones, automatic telephone station, loudspeaker console, encryption hardware:


    My father in 1987-1989 was conscript in the Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces (in 19rd Missile Division), he was telephone operator and then technician of automated control systems on the command post of division.
    Vladislav

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