Duga-1 & Chernobyl-2

Chapter 2

Tremendous metal construction like from a sci-fi movie (see Divergent from 2016) was supposed to be used as a soviet missile warning antenna array. It never worked properly in full emergeny mode due to many technical problems. In testing operational mode it made sounds like woodpecker and that's why people started to call it "The Russian Woodpecker". Another nickname was "Moscow's Eye". There was a justified reason for building such radar near the atomic power plant. Some rumours say that this thing would consume 10% of the Chernobyl NPP produced electricity...some rumours say that it would consume the whole power of one block (Chernobyl Power Plant had 4 working blocks), which means 25% of the total electricity production. Maybe the truth is somewhere in the middle but most probably we will never know the precise number.

Duga-1 & Chernobyl-2

Duga-1 & Chernobyl-2 3D SBS

Even in 3D you cannot realise how huge this thing is. You have to stand under it in person and then it comes - the 100% WOW-effect. The measurements can help you to imagine how huge it is - the bigger part is almost 500 m long and 142 m high. The smaller part is another 250 m long. Both, side by side, it measures 790 m long. Recently it was calculated that the weigh of the metal construction is around 15.000 tons.

Actual Movie Screenshots

If you can handle "parallel-viewing" method, you can check the following images and see them in 3D.

Duga-1 & Chernobyl-2 3D SBS

Duga-1 & Chernobyl-2 3D SBS

Duga-1 & Chernobyl-2 3D SBS

Duga-1 & Chernobyl-2 3D SBS

Duga-1 & Chernobyl-2 3D SBS

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