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Identify this symbol inside abandoned Soviet nuclear base

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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 01:31 PM
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What is that symbol above the chair? I know I've seen it somewhere else before but I can't quite remember what it is.




posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 01:35 PM
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Looks like an agency plaque.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: trollz
I am not sure I will guess before I google it. It almost looks like a trident symbol. Was I correct?!!

:Edit: My thoughts for it being a Trident is because they were used a lot in soviet and Baltic states. Heck even the USA loves that symbol. I am going with that and that the base may be in Crimea or a Baltic state.

edit on 2/19/2013 by Allaroundyou because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 01:42 PM
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The base is mobile? Why the straps on the chair?

It looks like its a surface ship. Check out the door.

It may be a navy plaque whatever it is.

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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

Yes, Coat of Arms of Ukraine.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: trollz

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Hope it helps. According to the article it is a decommissioned missile launch centre located in Ukraine. I would guess some kind of missile agency logo.

ETA Poster above me is correct. Coat of arms of Ukraine.


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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake
YES. I love it when I can guess things. Pays to know a bit of current and former governments. The Ukraine flag was the first thing I thought of!!!



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: dreamingawake
a reply to: Allaroundyou

Yes, Coat of Arms of Ukraine.

Yes, that's it! Thanks!



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: tadaman
I believe all current and former nuclear launch facilities have them. I imagine the base shakes a lot when the vehicle launches. It’s for their safety. Just not the targets



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: trollz



4:50
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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: trollz
What is that symbol above the chair? I know I've seen it somewhere else before but I can't quite remember what it is.


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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: trollz

originally posted by: dreamingawake
a reply to: Allaroundyou

Yes, Coat of Arms of Ukraine.

Yes, that's it! Thanks!

Waitaminnit- their coat of arms is a stylized missile coming out of a silo???

YIPES.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 02:37 PM
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Why the straps on the chair?


To keep the missileers in the chair while blasts are happening around them and they're trying to get their own missiles off.


While the above-ground portion of the facility would be obliterated by a retaliatory nuclear strike, the underground command was specifically designed to ride out a counterstrike, down to the seat belts that would strap missileers into their chairs to ride out seismic shock waves.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 02:42 PM
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originally posted by: wylekat

originally posted by: trollz

originally posted by: dreamingawake
a reply to: Allaroundyou

Yes, Coat of Arms of Ukraine.

Yes, that's it! Thanks!

Waitaminnit- their coat of arms is a stylized missile coming out of a silo???

YIPES.


Technically, it is a representation of the seal-trident of Volodymyr the Great.


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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Oh. Gotta admit, it does look like that, tho.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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The silo launch control centers that I’ve been in are mounted on large shock absorbers (springs) to protect the center from the shock of a near but not direct nuclear strike. The belts are supposed to keep the launch control officer in his seat.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 11:28 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: trollz

The base is mobile? Why the straps on the chair?

It looks like its a surface ship. Check out the door.

It may be a navy plaque whatever it is.


You mean the hatch.



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 03:13 AM
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never mind
edit on 4 8 2018 by DigginFoTroof because: (no reason given)



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