Plokštinė Nuclear Missile Launch Site

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  • Category: museums-history
  • Section: Museums - History Military - Missile Sites
In 1960 more than 10 000 Soviet soldiers started secret works in Žemaitija National Park that took 2 years. The out of the way forest near Plungė was carefully chosen to become a secret base to carry the Soviet Nuclear Weapons. The base was situated here and became famous as a Plokštinė nuclear missile launch site. The base was one of the top Soviet military secrets that was revealed by USA reconnaissance only in 1978.

The Plokštinė nuclear missile launch site started operating around three years after it was established. It included 4 silos that took in missiles of the R- 12 U/ SS-4 kind.

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