more soviet missile silo photos
When the United States started building underground military missile bases, the Soviet Union felt it had to maintain its military advantage. For that reason in September 1960 in the village of Ploksciai, the Soviets with a construction force of ten thousand soldiers began to build rapidly an underground missile base, one of the first in the Soviet Union. In 1962 the construction was completed. The first Soviet nuclear medium range complex  has 4 underground launchpads. The site was armed with 4 R-12U missiles   The site was disarmed and now tourist can visit the underground missile complex at the Military exposition at Zemaitija National Park in Lithuania
Soviet Missile Complex
Due credit to the following for their help, text & photos for these web pages.
Tomas / urban explorer at,  http://tunelis.ginklai.net/
A fantastic site loaded with plenty of photos of Soviet fortresses & bunkers. Go to main page, scroll down to bottom and click English than hit the fortification icon.
Zemaitijos National Park Visitor Center web site: www.zemaitijosnp.lt
Lithuania travel company specializing in silo tours: http://www.balticroads.lt
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