About the new Soviet "nuclear weapons".
версия на русском языке.
This warehouse is located 20 km. west of Mojaisk. Mojaisk–10 was one of the first soviet bases used to store nuclear weapons, that started functioning in the late 50`s. This object was first discovered June 5, 1956` by the recoinsanse plane U-2 while flying over USSR and took pictures of the construction site. First image decryption teams did not fully understand of how to qualify this site, thus never before they have seen soviet nuclear warehouses. Thus they`ve noticed that this construction is similar to the one discovered by U-2 at Valdai earlier.
At the late 50`s a so-called “minister council” of USSR arranged military to build four centralized storage facilities. They were also called on slang of soviet military – “object S”, meaning “object special”. These objects were building to match the demand of storing the fast-growing nuclear arsenal.
As I`ve mentioned at first there were four bases of the same type, located in the western region of USSR. They were:
- Object 711; Unit 51989, located near settlement Delyatyn in western Ukraine ( going by documents as Ivano-Frankivsk-16) Here soviets stored nuclear warheads for ICBM`s Base existed between 1955 and 1993
- Object 712; Unit 62047 located at Krasnokamenka, Crimea. (going by documents as Symferopol-10 or Feodocia-13) Here soviets stored nuclear warheads for torpedoes of “black sea fleet”. YoE (years of existence): 1958- 1993
- Object 713; Unit 71373, located near settlement Valdai ( known as “Novgorod-18). Soviets kept their nuclear aviation bombs here. YoE: 1959 – 1993
- Object 714; Unit 52025; Mojaisk-10 officially started functioning in 1959
At first Mojaisk-10 kept soviet nuclear bombs similar to American “fatboy” RDS-1, RDS-2 and RDS-3. But as time passed soviet military command changed type of munition stored to tactical nuclear warheads of rocket arms and artillery (240 mm 3bv2 (3bv4) nuclear shell, 152 mm., 3bv3 shells, 3bv6 shells, rocket system “LUNA” munition).
Since march 2000 soviet arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons is being utilized, despite the fact that it`s storage time has been prolonged to 2005. Since January 1, 2005 utilization process is going full speed.
Nowadays, despite Unit 52025 seems operational from afar, up close it is at the final stage of dismountment and utilization of nuclear arsenal. Therefore it can be called “operational” until the last tactical nuclear warhead is dismounted and utilized. After that this object will have no difference from many other soviet nuclear strorehouses
Technical territory – specially guarded zone – territory of storage fo nuclear devices (Technical area – protected by the guard, any area that has the slightest relation to nuclear weapons. The term is often 12 GUMO).