climbing and exploring Duga-3 / Дуга-3, the Russian Woodpecker / Chernobyl-2 radar site
this is the enourmous (height: 160 meters) Soviet OTH (Over The Horizon) radar which could have detected nuclear bombs / intercontinental missiles being launched from the USA.
the world’s most powerful radar – video with extensive footage from the array, climbing it, and background information on its operation.
my Duga-3 photos (and others from this trip) on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bionerd/sets/72157650850418127
original sound file from a Duga-3 transmission: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Woodpecker.ogg
full footage of the climb as well as scenic views available on request.
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