LAUNCH COMPLEXES A AND E AND TROOP TRAINING AND SUPPORT AREA KAPUSTIN YAR/VLADIMIROVKA MISSILE TEST CENTER, USSR

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September 1, 1964
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i l////// Approved For Release 200 /2 DP78BO456OA002500010058-8 N PI C/R-829/64 September 1964 copy PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION REPORT LAUNCH COMPLEXES A AND E TROOP TRAINING AND SUPPORT KAPUSTIN YAR/VLADIMIROVKA MISSILE TEST CENTER, USSR Handle Via TALENT - KEYHOLE Control Only This document contains classified information affecting the national security of the United States within the meaning of the espionage laws U. S. Code Title 1S, Sections 793 and 794. The law prohibits its transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person, as well as its use in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States. It is to be seen only by personnel especially indoctrinated and authorized to receive TALENT-KEYHOLE information. Its security must be maintained in accordance with KEYHOLE and TALENT regulations. NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CENTER 00 7000 :- / ROP / TTi~pp EE RR .c ded / Approved For Release 2000/Q8TZ1 A-R P78B04560A0025000100~ ?- 0 , 'pved For Release 1000/UtSi FI k- Q ~8WQ0A002500010058-8 TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only LAUNCH COMPLEXES A AND E AND TROOP TRAINING AND SUPPORT AREA KAPUSTIN YAR/VLADIMIROVKA MISSILE TEST CENTER, USSR NPIC/R-829/64 September 1964 NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CENTER Handle Via Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78B04560A002500@TiV BWVo iE TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78BO456OA002500010058-8 ELECTRONIC SITE MARSHALING AREA SAM BASE SUPPORT ,COMPLEX INITIAL SAM LAUNCH FACILITIES RANGEHEAD RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS SITE PROBABLE PROPELLANT HANDLING AND STORAGE AREA INITIAL SAM SUPPORT FACILITIES SSM BIVOUAC AREA COMPLEX C T- HOUSING AND SUPPORT AREAS RANGEHEAD TRANSMITTING COMMUNICATIONS SITE ? Interferometer ? SA-2 SAM site Launch area Support area Road Railroad SAM LAUNCH R&D COMPLEX 0 SAM HOUSING AND SUPPORT AREA -MISSILE CHECKOUT AND STORAGE AREA FORMER ROCKET LAUNCH COMPLEX TEST AND SUPPORT COMPLEX COMPLEX G HOUSING AREA MISSILE STORAGE AND HANDLING AREA LAUNCH COMPLEX E ELECTRONIC FACILITY LAUNCH COMPLEX C 4 8 LAUNCH COMPLEX D RANGEHEAD -CONTROL COMPLEX D FINAL ASSEMBLY AND CHECKOUT AREA LAUNCH UNIDENTIFIED COMPLEX B .'FACILITY Apprcwed Fir Release 2010/08/%1 : CI RDP7 B04550A00 5000' 058-8 Ha~RProved For Releas22000 c 877'f ~ 'CI~-R'D 8BII4160A002500010058-8 TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only This report is one of a series being pre- pared in response to requirements NSA/PO-432/ R45-64, UGMC-64, and DIAXX 64-14, and pre- sents a detailed photographic interpretation re- port on Launch Complex A, Launch Complex E, and the Troop Training and Support Area of the Kapustin Yar/Vladimirovka Missile Test Center 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D Launch Area A The permanent facilities at Launch Area A (Figure 2), including the two launch pads and the two large earth-ramped structures, show no new construction activity since . Other activity is evident, however, with the major item of interest being an SS-4 missile exercise underway at the in- launch pad. Equipment present in- 25X1 Dcludes cludes an erected SS-4 missile with a total height of approximately N feet including launch platform, an erector with its boom still crad- ling the missile, a 30-foot fuel trailer towed by a YAAZ-214 truck, two 30-foot oxidizer trailers also towed by YAAZ-214 trucks, a 25X1 cherry picker, an SS-4 transporter, five = by afoot support vans, TCS-7851/64 NPIC/R-829/64 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D (Figure 1). Information is updated on this facility since and was derived primarily from KEYHOLE photog- raphy of although photography and also was utilized. The southern earth-ramped structure is in- active and the road to this structure has never been hard surfaced. This area is separately fence secured and apparently is not in use. Support Area The support area for Complex A (Figures 3 and 4) has continued to show expansion since Twelve new build- ings, including one which is under construction, have been added in the administration and housing section. The majority of these have been associated with electronic facilities. Follow- ing are building descriptions and dimensions, keyed to Figure 4, dimensions in feet, approx- imate: two possible water 25X1 D 1. Probable admin/housing trucks, one possible oxidizer transfer van, one possible hydrogen peroxide truck, two possi- ble medium generators, one possible nosecone van, and at least 15 additional cargo trucks and unidentified vehicles throughout the area. Activity also is evident at the northern earth-ramped structure. A crane and two un- identified pieces of equipment are located on this ramp and two cargo trucks and several unidenti- fied vehicles/pieces of equipment are parked on a hardstand to the west. Three additional trucks are also parked in the area. struction, multistory, 145 x 45. 2. Storage, 3. Admin/housing, 70 x 40. 25X1 D 4. Section 70 x 20 added as crossbar to building 80 x 55 to form a "T" shaped building probably administrative in function. 5. Electronic -associated building, hip- roofed, 155 x 35. 6. Electronic- associated building, gable- roofed, 25 x 25. 25X1 D Handle Via OLE ly Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78B04560A0025000` I oOn o e Only TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF A npvrloved For ReleI_Q O699& 1T : _~EM$l5PV 4560A002500010058-8 TALENT-KEYHOLE Road Trail Fence Revetment Earth-mounded building Vehicle Unidentified object TCS-7851/64 NPIC/R-829/64 25X1 D Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78BO456OA0025000i OO Y-8 LE Control System Only TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF HApproved For Releasl2'0'001'08 '? C1~=RD;~8BY4560A002500010058-8 TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only TCS-7851/64 NPIC/R-829/64 25X1 D Handle Via Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78BO456OA002500 ontrol-Jys~emn ~y TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF Approved For Relel-Q hb5kk T:CEWI~6PR 4560A002500010058-8 Via TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only POSSIBLE ELECTFjONICS/RADAR WATER TOWER 1 TO LAUNCH AREA A 25X1 D ASSEMBLY/ CHECKOUT SECTION ADMINISTRATION AND HOUSING SECTION ELECTRIC POWER SUBSTATION Handle Via Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78B04560A00250004IO0-58 BOLE Control System Only 25X1 D TCS-7851/64 NPIC/R-829/64 Road Fence NMM Earth-mounded building o Building under construction Vehicles Revetment TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF 4pj pved For ReleaseT2000/08 1'~& 0D'14&560A002500010058-8 no 25X1 D am 25X1 D 25X1 D Mi 25X1 D 1W 25X1 D 25X1 D r "TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only 25X1 D 25X1 D 7. Probable electronic-associated build- ing, trapezoidal shaped, 35 x =with . x 10 entrance. 8. Electronic-associated building, 20 x 9. Electronic-associated building, gable- roofed, 25 x 25 with gable-roofed extended entrance. 10. Electronic -associated building, gable- roofed, 30 x ? with gable-roofed entrance approximately 15 x 10. 11. Electronic-associated building, flat- roofed 12. Electronic-associated building, flat- roofed, 115 x 60 with cupola on top - The motor pool contains at least 35 ve- hicles and at least 18 additional vehicles are parked throughout the area. The perimeter fence line has not been extended to the north- east side of the administration and housing section. The SA-2 site approximately 1,000 feet northeast of the administration and housing section was occupied when observed on ~ . The site con- tains six launchers, two of which have missiles emplaced. One missile is on a transporter on the road system within the site and another mis- sile is on a transporter which is parked just off the ring road in the northern section of the site. y 25X1 D This northernmost of the SSM launch com- plexes, Launch Complex E (Figure 5), has had no appreciable changes since The complex continues to be double fenced with guard towers at the corners. A newly identified bunker is located north of the launch pad. It measures 115 by 65 feet at the base and 80 by 30 feet at the top. This bunker was previously iden- tified as a new building in NPIC/R-156/63. 1/ TCS-7851/64 NPIC/R-829/64 Six electronic vans and a possible FAN SONG radar are in the central guidance revetment. Six additional probable missile transporters and six additional vehicles also are parked within the site. Two possible transporters, two possible electronic vans and six additional vehicles are located outside the site to the southwest. No equipment is present in the three hold revet- ments. No apparent change was noted in the SA-2 housing and support area just across the road from the site to the north. One new 140- by 45-foot, single-story, gable-roofed building has been added along the entrance road into the missile assembly and checkout area west-northwest of the housing section. Eighteen vehicles were parked in this area, including a probable missile transporter approximately= feet long with a possible missile- feet on it. The bed of the prob- able transporter is approximately feet wide. There also is a large flatbed truck, approximate- ly .feet long, parked near the large assembly and checkout building. The bed of this vehicle measures approximately feet. Two vehicles approximately by0feet and three trucks or vans approximately 20 by 10 feet are parked nearby. In addition, 10 vehicles were parked on a hardstand out- side the entrance to the area. There has been no apparent change in the size or configuration of the launch pad, the support buildings near the pad, or the support buildings at the complex entrance. A small structure is located in an excavation approx- imately 400 feet north of the pad. This can now be seen to be a probable terminal room which would have been located under the firing Handle Via Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78B04560A002500 ?5 mgo .y TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D Approved For ReleTal~2 r4T1 1 bb456OA002500010058-8 Handle is TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only TCS-7851/64 NPIC/R-829/64 25X1 D LAUNCH PAD'. ENTRANCE UNDER PAD SSI B SMALL M SSILE'' ?/ mg LAUNCH EZ--PROBABLE TERMINAL ROOM Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78BO456OA002500&9- 0158 8OLE Control System Only BUNKER I \BURIED TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF 25X1 D Appr;pved For Release AO~S/ 1R- CIAO :i7P7'8BDY560A002500010058-8 TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only TCS-7851/64 NPIC/R-829/64 point if a second launch pad had ever been constructed. A small object, possibly a small missile or rocket, is present in an erected position on the apron adjoining the northern corner of the launch pad. It stands approximately= feet high. A second object, possibly an erector or servicing platform, has a circular hooplike configuration at the top. No height measurement could be obtained on this object. These two objects are connected by a possible cable. An unidentified object giving a bright reflection is located near the eastern edge of the depression between the launch pad and apron. Eight ve- hicles, the largest measuring - feet, are located throughout the complex. 25X1 D 25X1 D ^r 25X1 D checkout tent/building measuring approximately 125 by 30 feet. There also are three vehicles parked in this section. West of the barracks area is a large motor pool with six new small buildings. There are at least 100 vehicles parked in the motor pool, including 12 which are missile transporters/ erectors, or cranes. 't'here are also two new probable vehicle storage/maintenance buildings with concrete aprons south of the motor pool. The buildings measure approximately 125 by 60 feet and 150 by 60 feet. Dispersed throughout the area are five other separate groupings of vehicles and tents. The large vehicles are possible transporters/erectors or cranes. There are two probable-SCUD exercises taking place in the area. One (Item A, Fig- ure 6), a probable assembly/warhead mating exercise, has two A-frame cranes, one erected, a probable SCUD missile on a probable ZIL- 157 semitrailer. The other probable exercise (Item B) consists of a probable fueling exercise with a probable SCUD missile on a semitrailer, a possible fuel transporter, a possible oxidizer transporter, and a possible water truck. The Troop Training and Support Area (Figures 6 and 7), located approximately one nautical mile (nm) north-northwest of Launch Complex A support area and approximately 3.3 nm southwest of Launch Complex E, has had continuing expansion of permanent facilities since Twenty-seven buildings, including seven presently under con- struction, have been added to the support por- tion of the area. These include 16 two-story barracks buildings measuring approximately 150 by ' 40 feet, a new messhall measuring approximately 360 by 45 feet, and 10 smaller one-story.. buildings. The greatest increase in building construction was between- During this period five of the bar- racks buildings were erected and four were under construction. One building measuring approxi- mately 170 by 60 feet,. one 80 by 25 feet, and an addition measuring 100 by 40 feet to an existing building also were erected. The large area of tent bases to the north has one section occupied with 32 pyramidal tents and five vehicles. There also is an area just north of the barracks where there are six rectangular squad-type tents, two utility tents, and a larger 25X1 D Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78BO456OA0025000c' '& YY9m e 'WO LE MW TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF 1.~4o~;oved For Relel-Q 146 T : 16P1 4560A002500010058-8 TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only TCS-7851/64 NPIC/R-829/64 5i?VEHICLES' LARGE). A7 A LARGE PROBABLE TENT 25X1 D e is Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78B04560A002500?anL 0dl6 18LE Control System Only TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF 3 VEHICLES 8 TENTS APPROXIMATELY X00 VEHICLES ,(12 LkRGE) PROBA yL ASSEMBLY RI EAD J TIH ISE Approved For Release 2000/ 1p1 ftEQP78B0456OA002500010058-8 Approved For Release 2000T@1 1 SffRftf5P78BO456OA002500010058-8