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Report - "Tesla Coils" - И́стра / Моско́вская о́бласть (Moscow Oblast) / May 2015

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  1. wea5el

    wea5el 28DL Full Member
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    Otherwise and more accurately known as the "High Voltage Marx and Tesla Generator Research Facility". Visited with KingRat and FieldyM.

    This place was amazingly awesome and not quite anything I have ever seen anywhere before, best of all after all of our forays into the former East Germany it was interesting to see that parts of the tesla coils were manufactured in the DDR

    Some history borrowed from a Russian News Website :)

    This former secret open-air, high-voltage testing device was constructed in the late 1970s and it was designed to test insulators to protect aircrafts, vehicles and electronic equipment against lightning.

    Nothing like it exists anywhere in the world, primarily because of its outstanding charge capacity. At its peak operating capacity the giant Marx generator, when lightning is discharged onto an isolated platform, has power equal to all power generation facilities in Russia – including thermoelectric, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, and wind power stations combined. But only for about 100 microseconds. It consists of a 3 Megawatt capacity transformer cascade; a 9 Megawatt Pulsed Voltage Generator (PVG), measuring 39.3 meters high, capable of creating 150-meter artificial lightning, believed to be largest in the world; and a 2.25 Megawatt constant voltage unit.​

    It might be worth noting that this place is not totally abandoned but it costs a LOT of money to fire it up so it is only turned on once or twice a year. the latest tests that were carried out were lightning protection tests for Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet aircraft.

    Pictures :)

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    Sweet stuff!!
    Couple of my own 'zingy' images rather than another thread.

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    awww this is amazing ^^
     
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    Red Alert.
     
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    Epic , cracking shots :thumb
     
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    This is amazing! Awesome shots! Wouldn't fancy getting that close when it's in operation though...
     
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    Ohhhh that is properly lovely! :thumb
     
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    Sweet Christ on a unicycle. This is pretty damn immense. :thumb
     
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    Omg. That is amazing
     
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    Holy fuuck, love it!
     
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    Great pics!
     
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    Ah cool, I saw this on English Russia. Always thought it would be a good visit!
     
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