Military tour to Intercontinental Ballistic Missile base of ICBM silo launcher Pervomaisk was located in the territory of Odessa, Mykolaiv and Kirovograd oblast (district), in the area of 3200 ha with permanent disposition in Pervomaisk in Mykolaiv region.

Ex nuclear missile base ICBM base consisted of 9 groups of launching facilities equipped with intercontinental ballistic missiles: RS-18 – 40 pcs.,RS-22 46 pcs. In the housing estate there were 22 military units and subunits located; Barracks – 6 buildings for 2966 persons; Dining rooms – 2 per 1500 seats; Training corps – 2  insisting of 57 classrooms; Vehicle fleet – 79 buildings for 160 units of equipment; Warehouse facilities – 9 warehouses for 102 carriages. Support object. At this object there was a complex of special constructions and buildings located, where special movable aggregates and machinery designed to keep launch silo and command points readiness for action, to carry out different kind of maintenance, corrective action of missile munitions. Combat alert duty – basic activity of the ISBM Base staff. To carry on the combat alert duty there were duty shifts posted, which fulfilled monitory and control tasks with missile munitions at control posts, which were equipped with facilities of combat control and communications, with technical and technological systems. Solitary helicopter squadron (air-transport subdivision) was earmarked for support and restoration of army troops to combat affectively, for anti-sabotage and reconnaissance actions of enemy groups, for different kind of aerial reconnaissance, for casualty air evacuation, for solution of transport task in execution of emergency rehabilitation and search-and-rescue work, for transfer of military staff and supplies.

Since 1993 till 2001 in accordance with Complex Phase down and Liquidation programs of Missile complexes ICBM RS-18, RS-22 based on ICBM Pervomaisk liquidation works on launching silos, command posts and infrastructure of the base were held. Since 2002 it’s a museum.

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

– Take an underground corridor to the massive doors which lead to a self-contained silo-based 12-storey Command Post which could function sealed from the outside world for 45 days.

– 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).

HOT LINE PHONE (Viber, WatsApp): +380679050861  Alex 

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DEPARTURE LOCATION Traveler’s centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev
DEPARTURE TIME 07:30am. Flexible. You chosen the time departure in your booking
RETURN LOCATION Tour ends with the hotel drop-off
DURATION 10 hours
INCLUSIONS
Private tour Local guide
Professional guide Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle or minivan or minibus Private 3 hours Military tour of Missile Base in Pervomaysk from Kiev
Tour includes round transfer from the hotel and back to the Kiev
EXCLUSIONS
Entrance fee /about 3 US$ per person/
Food and drinks
Extra service
Souvenirs and photos /available to purchase on the territory
Admission cost and fee to be taken down by lift to the Launch Control Center /around 8 USD per person/.

 

  • Full-day trip with hotel pick-up and drop-off by car (up to 3 persons) – US$ 250
  • Full-day trip with hotel pick-up and drop-off by minibus (up to 6 persons) – US$ 450
  • Full-day trip with hotel pick-up and drop-off by minibus (up to 15 persons) – US$ 600
  • Full-day trip with hotel pick-up and drop-off by bus (up to 30 persons) – US$ 700
  • Full-day trip with hotel pick-up and drop-off by bus (up to 45 persons) – US$ 800

Language:   Eng   Ukr   Rus

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Tour Reviews

5 based on 4 reviews
5 out of 5
October 9, 2017

Missile Complex Tour.
Booked a solo tour to the missile complex. Alex was my driver and Lena was the guide at the complex. All positive. No the spoke perfect English, could talk about anything. Comfortable drive, and easy to prepay online. Will definitely use again and thoroughly reccomend .

5 out of 5
December 21, 2017

“Amazing…!!!”

5 out of 5
March 2, 2018

One of the more memorable experiences in Ukraine
I had a great time on this trip. The driver who picked us up from our apartment was punctual and spoke great English. He helped us out (a lot!) during lunch breaks by translating our food requests into Ukranian. It is quite a long drive there and back, but the car was comfortable and the driver engaged in interesting conversations throughout the trip. At the missile base the English speaking guide was truly wonderful, very knowledgeable and had a great accent! The missile silo remains to a large extent quite functional, and it was amazing to initiate the launch sequence. All in all, a great trip and well worth the cost considering how far away from Kiev the base actually is!

5 out of 5
July 9, 2019

Excellent Private Tour of the Missile Base!
Military Tour of Track Riding SA-13 GOPFER and Missile Base
Oleg picked me up at my hotel on time, and we began our 3.5 hour journey to the missile base. He was an excellent driver and knew enough English for us to communicate the necessities. We stopped in both directions for much needed short comfort breaks, as the roads were not in the best state of repair, but most of the trip (3 hours) was on the freeway.

At the base, I was turned over to the very capable hands of Elena at the museum. She was such a pleasant lady – a local from the area. She had a wealth of information that was well received. After touring the museum, we took an outside tour of the base. There was no question I asked that she could not answer.

Then came the decent into the missile silo itself. Only way down was by tiny (but safe) elevator. Seeing the living space and the control room was amazing, and sitting in the chair where soldiers sat for decades waiting on the call to launch was surreal.
After the trip “down under,” it was time for a ride in the Gopher. It was a blast and well worth the additional cost. Elena was there on the ground and took lots of pictures and videos for me.
Then ready for the ride back to Kiev, where Oleg dropped me off at my hotel safe and sound. Thank you to both Oleg and Elena for giving me this outstanding “once in a lifetime” experience. I highly recommend this incredible tour!

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