Tour to Missile Force Base

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Full Day Tour

The high light of the trip is being a descent 33 meters down to the bottom of the Unified Launch Control Center!

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  • 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).
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Itinerary:

  • We usually start our tour at 8 a.m. or as agreed
  • Drive Kyiv – Odessa Highway around two hours, make a left turm to Holovanivsk and then anothe 30 minutes to the outskirt of Bobuz’ke village.
  • Arrival to Museum. Meeting with the leadership of the museum – ussually ex officer of the missile base.
  • Update on the history of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile base of ICBM silo launcher in Pervomaisk in a pavillion with many exibits.
  • Sightseeing of the premices of the base including passage through 150 meters long underground corridor.
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  • Take a lift 12 floors down to the bottom of the Unified Launch Control Center. (Lift can barely fit three people so with a big group it might take time for everybody to take it).
  • Visit rest area for the officers and climb one floor up to the control center – where the lounching equipment with “THE BUTTON” was located.
  • Look at the guards bunkers, silo’s lead, trucks and at impressive SS-18 “Satan” Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.
  • On the way back to Kyiv we make a stop for lunch at one of the cafes.
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Arrival back time 4-5 p.m

 

Included:

  • English speaking guide.
  • Air-conditioned transportation.
  • Admission cost and fee to be taken down by lift to the Launch Control Center.

Not included lunch (we make a stop in a cafe on the way back)

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