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Missile silo

Cold war museum

One unique museum in Lithuania is an old cold war era ballistic missile silo repaired and made for visitors to visit, full of models, exhibitions and stuff alike. This museum is situated near Plokščiai village, Plateliai lake.

Time wayThis runway-like installation shows the cold war years and a current time clock at the bottom.

Grenade launcher AT-4Swedish grenade launcher AT-4 – one of the most common light anti-tank weapons in the world.

Missile silo modelA cut section model of main missile silo.

ProjectilesAll kinds of projectiles: bullets, warheads etc.AK-74The AK-74 assault rifle firstly used in Afghanistan conflict, now common in former Soviet Union countries.

Rifle handleA handle, magazine, trigger of a german rifle G3 GS.Uzi frontendIzraeli Uzi front end.

GyroscopeCrucial part of a ballistic missile – inertial guidance component called gyroscope. This device is used to calculate the location of the missile due to acceleration put on it after leaving a known position.Cold war postersModel of ballistic missile.

Ballistic missile modelA wall with a cold war era propaganda posters.Missile silo personelMannequins showing military silo personnel in a action.

Informative postersInformational posters about first aid, the use of gas masks and other how-tos.

 Equipment frameworkMany things were robbed from silo after soviet personnel abandoned it, including instruments from this framework.
Remains of a generatorHere is what is left of power supply diesel generator. Missile silo wildlifeAnd finally a wildlife in the outside of this silo.

 

Winter tank

Winter tank

This weekend I decide to go to Military machinery museum located in Vilnius at Olandų street. The second time. First visit was in summer and wasn’t as interesting, because now in winter it was very cold and no people around, so I could inspect the vehicles more thoroughly, get behind the wheel etc. This museum consists of many military vehicles exhibitions: couple of tanks, armoured personnel carriers, tracked transport vehicles, trucks, medicine buses, SUVs and such. If anyone visits Vilnius and is interested in military I highly recommend to visit this museum.

Lentvaris manor

Lentvaris manor

As soon as I saw on TV news that a Lentvaris manor is abandoned and can be visited by anyone, I knew I had to go there. The manor is indeed abandoned and not only its outside is insufficiently watched for, the inside is even worse – everything is cleaned up, empty walls and floor without any trace of antique decorations, everything is filled with shatters and debris.

Misty forest

Misty forest

It was a foggy day straight from the morning and the fog became even denser as we got ready for a trip to some high places in Vilnis. Firstly a visit to a Three Cross mount where the visibility was too poor to see anything. Than we decided to go to Verkiai manor as the fog started to clear away. There I took a shot of surrounding forests as they absorbed fog. EF 55-250 at 250mm f5.6