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ILLEGIB Approved For Release 2000/05/11 : CIA-RDP78TO5439A000300330175-3 Approved For Release 2000/05/11 : CIA-RDP78TO5439A000300330175-3 Copy 4 Pages PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION REPORT NPIC/R-319/64 May 1964 AMMUNITION STORAGE AREA WARNING This doc ent contains classified infprmarion affecting the national security of the United States within the m.aning thi espionage:lows U. S. Code Title 18, Sections 793 ono 794. The low prohibits its transmission or the r efption of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person, as well as its use in any manner :pnludicia to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit o any foreign government to'the detriment of the United States. It is to be seen only by personnel especially, ndoctrinated and authorized to receive TALENT.KEYHOLE information. Its security must be maintained in a cordance. with KEYHOLE and TALENT 'regulations. NATIONAL PHO'TOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CENTER VY HKOV, USSR BELORUSSIAN MD Declass Review, -NI-MA/DoD - TOP SECRET RUFF -I his report is one in a series on soviet Ground Force and logistic installations being prepared for a PIA CiA Panel. The series is being coordinated, published and disseminated by NPIC. The photographic analysis is being performed by the '1'1C Photographic :Analysis Group, the CIA Photographic Intelligence Division (NP1C), and the Production Center 1 Plc (DMA). _I he photographic analysis for this particular re- port was performed by the NPIC Photographic Analysis Group. In the interest of uniformity, the titles and letter designators for the facilities observed at these installations are identical with those appearing in the project requirement. AA hen a specific facility is not observed both its title and letter designator are omitted in the report. Titles and letter designators for the various facilities are as follows: (A) railroad service, (B) road service, (C) landing strips, (D) administrative and troop housing areas, (E) storage areas, (F) am- munition storage areas, (G) 1101- storage areas, (H) other buildings and facilities, (J) equipment storage/maintenance areas, (K) athletic fields, (L) sm.ill arms firing ranges, (\1) driver training areas, (N) tank ' assault gun firing ranges, (P) flat trajectory firingranges, (Q) artillery emplacements (batteries), (R) infantry or combined arms field train- ing area or courses, (a) special training facilities, (T) unidentified facilities or tracking activity. TOP SECRET RUFF TOP SECRET RUFF An ammunition storage area is located 10 kilometers (km) ~yest-south~~'~st of \vshkov (52-29N 031-41L) on the north side of the Vvshkov-Gonlel rail line ~FFigurc 1 The in- s_allation is served by a .spur from the main rail line and has an all-weather primary road connection with Gomel. Nlilitarv installations are located in Gomel, 40 km west. This installation (1-igures 2 and 3; covers approximately 720 acres, is secured by a double fence, and includes 39 unrevetted ammunition storage buildings. Heavy foliage precludes the identification of additional buildings. - 25X2 25X1A. 25X2 25X2 A support area lo- cated outside the main entrance to the installa- tion contains six barracks and two administra- tive building-. 25X1D -1 he ai-_,a ',gas covered by 10 KLY1-1OLE 25X1 D mission:- 1>et ~'een Comparative analysis reveals an in- 25X1'D crease in the level of activity betWeen Significant changes since include the addition of 19 ammunition storage buildings and the nuclear weapons storage bunker. 25X2 25X2 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D Railroad Service A rail spur from the Vyshkov-Gonlel double- track rail line extends northeast into the instal- lation. Road Service The installation is served by a primary, all-weather road which runs parallel to and north of the rail line and \vest to Gomel. Administrative and Troop Housing Areas Area D (Figure 3) includes two administra- tive buildings, six barracks, and four support buildings. 'I rack activity throughout this area indicates occupancy of all the buildings, which are used to provide support for the storage area. Heavy foliage precludes indentification of addi- tional buildings. Ammunition Storage Areas Area F includes 39. unrevetted 190- by SO- foot ammunition storage buildings. 25X1 D Nineteen ammunition storage buildings have been completed since M Configuration of this installation indicates additional buildings may he present, but they cannot be confirmed because of the heavy foliage. An adjacent internally secured area contains an earth bunker 160 feet in diameter for nuclear weapons storage: however, drive-through ?capa- bilit}` cannot be determined. All ammunition storage buildings have direct access to an elaborate\vo.-k of internal roads. ? TOP SECRET RUFF TOP SECRET RUFF 25X1 D TOP SECRET RUFF TOP SECRET RUFF 25X2 Railr_a d. ec,;,le trac - Ralrcad. sincle t'z:c.. Fence - Area o.;t-ine GO!?EL 37 KM FI AYVL!N!TION STORAGE AREA, VYSHKOV. Sketch cop-led rrem 25X1 D TOP SECRET RUFF 25X1 D TOP SECRET RUFF NPIC'R-31'/64 25X1 D 25X1 C DIA. P 1-1-t;. , /:,?.~...~. L .'. .1 ,r~.;-,i F~,rr~-... 1 Oc t~ECRET No Forei-,,n Di=-c Excep 25X1 C TOP SECRET RUFF 25X1 C