Horror building trivia: Plokstine-The Cold War Missile Base of Death and Destruction

This former ICBM missile site was decommissioned after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It then…

This former ICBM missile site was decommissioned after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It then lay abandoned until just recently when it was restored and opened as a Cold War museum.


Horror building trivia: Plokstine-The Cold War Missile Base of Death and Destruction
Horror building trivia: Plokstine-The Cold War Missile Base of Death and Destruction

This site consisted of 4 silos connected by various tunnels. It is creepy to think that the 70-foot long R-12 Dvina nuclear missiles once based there could speed through the air at over two miles a second, up to a range of 1,300 miles, and then explode with a force several times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Thank goodness it never came to that.

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