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RZD DM62 1731flagVarshavskiy Vokzal Varshavskiy Vokzal

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DM62 and Combat Railway Rocket Complex (BZHRK).
Combat railway rocket system (the same rocket system "Molodets") was in service on the armed forces of the USSR and Russia from 1987 to 1994. Later all combat units were withdrawn from the armament and dismantled.
The principle of operation was to disguise a rocket launcher under an ordinary train. There is a train from all the satellites looks as if nothing stands out. Three locomotives of the DM62 series pulled the train with refrigerated cars, but under these cars an intercontinental rocket is hiding. To distinguish wagons from afar by a person who is not connected with trains and railroad is very difficult. For the average person, the refrigerator-car and the car from the BZHRK train are almost the same. However, an experienced person will notice the difference between bogies on cars and the sizes cars. At the moment the surviving complex stands in the museum of the railways of Russia in St. Petersburg near the Baltiyskiy terminus ....
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