History Buff Snaps Photos of Military Scrap Graveyards in Remote Secret Sites in Over 50 Countries

By Caters News Agency
Caters News Agency
Caters News Agency
October 28, 2021 Updated: October 28, 2021

A history fanatic has visited secret remote locations in over 50 countries to take eerie images of abandoned military equipment.

At first glance, these boats, tanks, and airplanes appear to be lined up and ready for action but in reality, they have been left to rot.

Photographer Dmitry Osadchy, from St. Petersburg in Russia, treks through swamps, forests, and deserts to reach the secret facilities which are usually closed to the public and very closely guarded.

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Helicopter cemetery. (Courtesy of Caters News)

The 38-year-old uses a drone to capture the eerie images from above and has traveled the world tracking down abandoned military aircraft and vehicles.

Dmitry said: “I bought my first drone five years ago. I started to shoot mostly ships, then sunken ships.

“Then I realized that I was interested in shooting abandoned equipment.

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(Left) WIG “Lun”; (Right) Decommissioned T-80 tanks on the territory of an armored repair plant in the Leningrad oblast. (Courtesy of Caters News)

“Almost all of the equipment is not very accessible. You have to go to distant lands and then often walk through forests, swamps, or deserts. Even then it’s still pretty far for the drone to fly.

“Facilities are also usually closed or closely guarded.

“I like to look at them. It’s hard to explain but in this decay there is some kind of indescribable beauty that cannot be found anywhere else.

“That is why I am attracted to abandoned places. It’s the spirit of history and the unknown.”

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Decommissioned aircraft and helicopters on the territory of a military airfield in the Leningrad oblast. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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Decommissioned T-80 tanks on the territory of an armored repair plant in the Leningrad oblast. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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(Left) Lockheed TriStar L-1011. Desert Rub al-Khali. United Arab Emirates; (Right) Destroyer Rastoropny at the slop berth of the Kronstadt Marine Plant. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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(Left) Su-27. Semi-abandoned military unit. Kronstadt; (Right) Stock site of the railway museum in the Leningrad oblast. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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Lockheed F-104. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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Former training ground of the University of Civil Aviation. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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Former training ground of the University of Civil Aviation. (Courtesy of Caters News)

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