Polygon. Part 1

Having finished last year with publications on the Sebezh-5 nuclear arsenal, I began to slowly impose a plan for 2017. One of the themes of the year will be the story about the "Landfill". Let's call it that, although for people dedicated to this unique place it is well known and wears at least two names. For several reasons, immediately after visiting the landfill, photos on the Internet were not laid out, but after the statute of limitations expired it became possible. The main task of the publication is to preserve in the Internet and make the materials of that excursion accessible to historians of fortification. Moreover, the photo depicts the most valuable artifacts, which by the hands of our dear Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation are either already destroyed or will be destroyed soon.
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1. In search of the "system"
So, on an overcast September day, a warm company of like-minded people ended up in the woods in the near suburbs. Having passed through a pine forest, pitted with trenches, and even having found one inquisitive dugout, we, having brushed a considerable distance, rested against the fence in / h. Long enough we walked along it, because The entry point was taken from the rear. Having described a decent hook, we easily crossed the perimeter and moved in a given direction ...
Immediately stumbled upon the mound on which and walked. The embankment is very similar to the railway.
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Judging by the concrete structure in its thickness and sprouted trees, most likely it was built in the 50s of the last century.
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Finally, we stumbled upon the first long-term pillbox. I will not describe objects in detail with a mass of specific terms. If my colleagues want, they will correct me, they will complement me and I will make the appropriate corrections for the completeness of the narration. Unless of course LJ allow limit characters.
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The first building turned out to be a copy of the Finnish DOT. Imagine! "Finnish DOT" near Moscow. Although it may not be Finnish, but some kind of experimental model
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The embrasure knot was shot from small arms
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The second node is also shot
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View of the embrasure node from the inside of the building. Below are some mounts for the machine (?). Although not similar
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The same embrasure knot enlarged
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Improvised benches in a casemate and the remnants of a tank
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When we saw this covered course of communication with corrugations, we decided that we had reached the goal of our journey, but this turned out to be a local complex. Corrugation is either German or Soviet post-war, you can hardly tell it without marking
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The passage led us to some dilapidated building.There was a TGD lying on the floor - a heavy hermetic door made of oak blocks in the 30s of the last century. But for some reason, there was no sheathing of tin and lining on it. Although one of the zadraek preserved. It was obvious from the outset that the design features of the structures were worked out in the 30s.
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Behind the door there was a casemate destroyed by an explosion (?) With remnants of an anti-splinter and a second door with an embrasure of the entrance defense. Immediately warn you. It is useless to look for similarities with any structures actually built in fortifications. This is a testing ground. And many buildings were built in a very bizarre way, or were built in fragments. For example, they could build one anti-chemical platform for testing some narrowly specialized tasks.
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We return back admiring the corrugation. In this building was not what we needed
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Another side trench covered with corrugation
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And another entrance to the building is approximately 30s. On the ground there is a lot of all kinds of iron, some of it really is of historical value. We go around the building from the outside to see what is there from the front
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We go further in the north-west direction.Oops! German stake for arranging wire obstacles. True colleagueraymond_babbittbelieves that he might as well be pre-revolutionary Russian. For in the WWI, the Germans captured tens of tons of them in the Russian fortresses and, after 30 years, yuzali.
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How interesting! This we did not expect to see. Soviet building with a Finnish (?) Armored roof
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We go down inside and inspect the machine-gun machine of the original design
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What a beauty! Many of these machines, as well as the facilities themselves, are difficult to classify. They could be performed in single copies for experimental purposes.
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We leave from the construction and move further. We stumble upon some kind of pile of concrete blocks. This object is severely damaged.
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Some kind of modification of the post-war ATP (modular machine-gun structure) and a modern hermetic door beside
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Hermetic door enlarged. I have never come across such anywhere, but in the forest they are found quite often.
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Fragment of some post-war light construction destroyed by a blasting method
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What kind of boiler, I do not understand. It looks like an armored cap only
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Strange, strange, maybe here they just worked out the form, doing it by prototyping from thin iron?
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Another kind of incomprehensible building with mortgages
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Concrete structures of collapsible post-war structures. Here they are littered with the whole forest.
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Something similar to a shutter safeguard, but not a fact
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Booth sentry or observation post. such facilities are abundantly found on abandoned objects of the Strategic Missile Forces and other types of troops
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Another ATP. It seems this is a classic of the genre - SPS-2M
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Then we realized that we were moving away from the target and turned back to the part of the range where the voices of the military were heard. Rates increased.
We stumble on another construction with a hole under the armored cap. He seems cut off. We dive inside - all casemates are dead ends.
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Carefully approach the busy part of the landfill.
A small firing point of the 30s - early 40s of the last century. But this is already hot!
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The firing point is a machine-gun or observation head of the mine group. It has no entrance, and the walls are dotted with bullet or shell holes. Nearby there is a bunker
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Only two air intake pipes (?) Go inside the bunker
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The next construction is a one-story (?) Machine-gun semi-sponsor of the 1938-39 type. We examine it from the front with embrasures. Even a non-specialist noticeable extremely low quality concrete.Before us, as a matter of fact, a life-size model of a typical firing structure for testing structural details, placing weapons and equipment, and creating various operational documentation and standards.
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In front of the wall wall is a diamond rovik.
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Embrasures enlarged. Inside you can see armored installations of NPS-3 or something similar.
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I can not understand, it seems that the concrete collapsed not only under the influence of time and weather factors. Maybe traces of fire? On somehow strangely arranged
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We go around the construction from the back side. At the doorway rolls off anti-stray grille
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We go inside. It seems that this is an emergency exit hatch or a technological opening where they wanted to install an armored cap.
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Inside the casemates littered with some sort of junk. It is noticeable that recently they were used as a warehouse or workshop
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Restroom
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The most interesting object in the corner of the casemate is a wood stove for heating the building. I have never seen anything like it in any fortified area. Unfortunately, we did not manage to get into battle casemates, the doors were closed. Luke down we either did not notice or he was also closed
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We leave outside and in ten minutes we come across one more construction "without windows, without doors". More precisely, the embrasures and diamond rovik are present, and the entrance ... We understand that we went to the very place for which we came here.
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The entrance is covered here with such a "chicken coop" (a good masking option) and with a small corridor of reinforced concrete structures. We joyfully rush inside, but the entrance opening is laid.
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We leave to the north from the main cluster of fire installations. Here the forest is also heavily dug and pieces of some concrete are jutting up everywhere. We look into the “holes”, but we don’t feel like climbing through the mud, we still have to go around Moscow in the evening
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And here we found the stairs down. Solid such. Joy is no limit. Here it is! We get down downward and we examine the first accomodations. In the corridor, we come across some very hard-to-reach age
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We go in the casemate most likely under the post-war installation. BUK-3? Installation has long been dismantled.
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Some strange vestibules and gateways. Probably, the most rational design of this unit was worked out on this structure. For Vladimir visible embrasure defense entrance and numerous air intakes
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In the interlacing of moves you can get confused
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Wonderful original door and a strange sheet of metal with a duct in the background
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Unfortunately. having examined this structure, we realized that there was no passage from it to the “mine group”. It is completely autonomous. although interesting. We come to the surface and immediately stumble upon another object. It seems there was placed some armored structure, now irretrievably lost.
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Another kind of hole in concrete ...
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At this, the time resource of a part of our group was exhausted and they sad departed by train ...
And we went further.
To be continued.

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