SAM Base, Sevastopol, Ukraine

Posted: August 12, 2012 in Ukraine

Hey! Don’t be fooled by the title of this entry. To be honest, I don’t know if this site used to be a SAM base. But accordingly to my observation and experience, I am almost sure. The underground bunkers are just like the storage spaces I observed in other places of the same kind, namely in Czech Republic, and I could see two platforms which would be perfect for parking mobile SAM launchers and supporting equipment.

Then, of course, there is a number of assorted buildings and smaller bunkers, perfectly suitable for accommodation of garrison, command office and so on. Sadly most of the structures are strongly damaged and defaced by graffiti. Not specially exciting for me, as I am so familiar with these small Soviet made facilities, but for the newcomer it might be of some interest.

Still about the possibility of the place being a SAM base, it just makes sense. A place like Sevastopol should be protected by any air attack, and this place has the perfect location to cover, at least partially, the approach route to Sevastopol.

It’s not hard to find the way there. It will involved some driving in dirt roads, but a normal car should be able to make it. These are the coordinates: N44 31.731 E33 28.473

Now pay attention. If you wanna see something interesting, even if from a certain distance, keep driving until you reach  44° 31.363’N  33° 28.945’E. Preferably leave your car about 200 meters before. Approximately in those coordinates there is a gate. Do NOT even think about trespassing. These are military facilities still in use and you will be able to see some tactical missiles mobile launchers parked there. Awesome!

The gate! Do NOT trespass this one!
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