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Molodets Missile Train by rlkitterman Molodets Missile Train by rlkitterman
In the 1970s, the Soviet Union developed a train to transport and deploy the RT-23 "Molodets" intercontinental ballistic missile, known to the West as the SS-24 "Scalpel." The train was disguised as a train of refrigerator cars pulled by an M62 diesel locomotive, and each fake refrigerator car had a hinged roof that would open to deploy the missile. The control car was disguised as an ordinary caboose. This deployment system would allow the Soviet military to launch missiles and then move the launchers to protect them from retaliatory strikes, all in perfect disguise. This kept the Western military and intelligence services afraid for several years. One of the Molodets missile trains is preserved in Saint Petersburg.

Note: At the behest of a commenter, I will explain the meaning of "Molodets." It means either "young man" or "awesome/cool." So if your friend does something good, you can say "Molodets!"
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TeReMoK174 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
it is a pity that this complex is removed from arms
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Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, no worry, you will see the upgraded one soon enough. Russia is re-enable this project recently.
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USSR1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
hmm.
"awesome missile train"

LOL
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xQUATROx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I wonder if you actually understand what the word "Molodec" means, Mr. Americano :D
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GingaTokkyu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's become one with Russia~! XDDDD
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Gugor Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Yeah! That's awesome!
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