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Military Tour of Missile Force Base from Kyiv

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Vulytsya Instytut·sʹka, 4
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    Strategic Missile Forces Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    ICBM base consisted of 9 groups of launching facilities equipped with intercontinental ballistic missiles: RS-18 - 40 pcs.,RS-22 46 pcs. In the housing estate there were 22 military units and subunits located; Barracks - 6 buildings for 2966 persons; Dining rooms - 2 per 1500 seats; Training corps - 2  insisting of 57 classrooms; Vehicle fleet - 79 buildings for 160 units of equipment; Warehouse facilities - 9 warehouses for 102 carriages. Support object. At this object there was a complex of special constructions and buildings located, where special movable aggregates and machinery designed to keep launch silo and command points readiness for action, to carry out different kind of maintenance, corrective action of missile munitions. Combat alert duty - basic activity of the ISBM Base staff. To carry on the combat alert duty there were duty shifts posted, which fulfilled monitory and control tasks with missile munitions at control posts, which were equipped with facilities of combat control and communications, with technical and technological systems. Solitary helicopter squadron (air-transport subdivision) was earmarked for support and restoration of army troops to combat effectively, for anti-sabotage and reconnaissance actions of enemy groups, for different kind of aerial reconnaissance, for casualty air evacuation, for solution of transport task in execution of emergency rehabilitation and search-and-rescue work, for transfer of military staff and supplies. Since 1993 till 2001 in accordance with Complex Phase down and Liquidation programs of Missile complexes ICBM RS-18, RS-22 based on ICBM Pervomaisk liquidation works on launching silos, command posts and infrastructure of the base were held. Since 2002 it's a museum. The high light of the trip is being a descent 33 meters down to the bottom of the Unified Launch Control Center: - Take an underground corridor to the massive doors which lead to a self-contained silo-based 12-storey 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 penaids - it used to give Soviet Union "first strike" advantage over the U.S. - it's operating range 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). Optionally at the end of the tour you can enjoy the Military Track Riding SA-13 "Gopher" (9K35 Strela-10) - 30 minutes in distance 5 km for the 1 or 2 persons.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Vulytsya Instytut·sʹka, 4, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev.
    Please inform centrally address of your stay in Kiev in your booking with Hotel name,
    house number and street name.
    In case You don't know your pick up location in Kiev we can meet you
    in Downtown at the Hotel Ukraina, Lobby area.
    Hotel Ukraina: 4 Institutskaya street, 01001, Kiev, Ukraine, ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Private guided tour
    • Local Professional guide
    • 2-hours walking tour with English speaking guide by the territory of Museum
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation by private car or minivan, minibus
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fee to the territory of the Museum 80 Uah (about US$ 3 per person
    • Admission cost and fee to be taken down by lift to the Launch Control Center 200Uah ( about US$ 8 per person)
    • Military Track Riding SA-13 "Gopher" (9K35 Strela-10) with driver inctructor - 30 minutes in distance 5 km for the 1 or 2 persons 6000 Uah (about 230 US$ for 1-2 persons
    • Food and drinks
    • Souvenirs and photos are available to purchase
    • Entry/Admission - Strategic Missile Forces Museum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Explore the History of the Soviet time Missile Force Base and nowadays Ukraine
    • Another language speaking guide is on request. (subject for the pricing in extra payment)
    • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I recommend without hesitation a visit to this former nuclear missile base, some three hours from Kiev, one of 17 which existed in the Ukraine during the Cold War. The scale of the infrastructure - tunnels, control centre 45 meters or 10 floods down - is staggering. Also on
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    I had a great time on this trip. The driver who picked us up from our apartment was punctual and spoke great English. He helped us out (a lot!) during lunch breaks by translating our food requests into Ukranian. It is quite a long drive there and back, but the car was
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    • Duration: 12h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Russian
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