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Tour To Strategic Missile Force Base

Tour To Strategic Missile Force Base Packages
Country: Ukraine
City: Kiev
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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The base used to be a real secret military object of the USSR and after Ukraine became a nuclear-free state it was reorganized into a museum.

During the tour, you can take an underground corridor to the massive doors which lead to a self-contained silo-based 12-story Command Post which could function sealed from the outside world for 45 days.

Sit in the Command seat and experience what Soviet officers could feel during the Cold War and being in charge of nine missiles SS-22. You can touch the button that could cause a catastrophe if pressed 18 years ago.

Look inside SS-18 'Satan' Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - equipped with up to 10 warheads and 40 pen aids - it used to give the Soviet Union a "first strike" advantage over the U.S. - it operating range of 10,200-15,200 km, Weight 209,600 kg (462,000 lb) Length 32.2 m (106 ft) Diameter 3.05 m (10.0 ft).


We usually start our tour at 8 a.m. or as agreed

• Drive Kyiv - Odesa Highway for around two hours, make a left turn to Holovanivsk, and then another 30 minutes to the outskirt of Bobuz'ke village.

• Arrival at the Museum. Meeting with the leadership of the museum - usually ex-officer of the missile base.

• Update on the history of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile base of ICBM silo launcher in Pervomaisk in a pavilion with many exhibits.

• Sightseeing of the premises of the base including passage through 150 meters long underground corridor.

• Take a lift 12 floors down to the bottom of the Unified Launch Control Center. (Lift can barely fit three people so with a big group it might take time for everybody to take it).

• Visit the rest area for the officers and climb one floor up to the control center - where the launching equipment with "THE BUTTON" was located.

• Look at the guard's bunkers, silo's lead, trucks, and the impressive SS-18 "Satan" Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

• On the way back to Kiev we make a stop for lunch at one of the cafes. Arrival back time 4-5 p.m.

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