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Piirsalu nuclear missile base

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Former Soviet missile base
A cache by : Yrmyli  (Translation : pleksi)

Found 8 times (last time was 10/05/2016 (d/m/y) )

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Address : Unnamed Road, Lääne-Nigula Parish, Estonia     Google maps

Former Soviet missile base with 1 or 2.3 megaton medium-range R-12 nuclear missiles. This missile type was introduced in the late 1950s and also transported to Cuba in 1962. The missiles were approx. 22m long, weighing over 47 tons and a range of 2000 km.

The base was built in such a way that it included three security zones. First there was the zone for transportation and general activities. Inside the second fence were the missiles and in the third, a guarded zone were nuclear warheads. There was a total of four missiles and about 2,000 men. The missiles were removed from the base in the 1970s ETYK- agreement.

Unfortunately, there's no street address. Hope these instructions help: Ride Cross-Kuijõe road (road 151) to the Piirsalu Church. 250m north from the church, there's a dirt road that turns to the east. Follow the dirt road for about 2 km and then select the right-hand fork of the road. Ride to the end of the road.

Please report if the place has been completely demolished later, I hope not because the place is worth experiencing. The last kilometers are pretty weak forest road and off-road bike is recommended.

Map of the area

Translators note: I visited the place riding a street bike during a dry season and I had no problems.

Condition for logging the find

Please report if the last buildings have been demolished.

Published :  11/09/2015 (d/m/y) 08:59

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