These 21 Abandoned Military Bases Will Leave You Speechless

When wars end, the casualties have been counted and the land has been divided, the military machinery and bases are often left behind.

Maunsell Sea Fort

These abandoned sites are located throughout the world, sitting as stark reminders of everything from the Great World War to the Cold War and beyond. What happens to an armored tank after it sits in the hot desert sun for a decade? What haunts the halls of military hospitals?

Do you dare to visit these abandoned sites? Read on to discover abandoned military bases throughout the world that will leave you in awe.

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Duga Radar

A reminder of the Cold War and a testament to Soviet ingenuity, the Duga radar array system served as the USSR’s anti-ballistic missile early warning system. The radar arrays were operational from 1976 to 1989.

These massive metal structures are no longer in use, and they form giant metal skeletons along the quiet landscapes of Eastern Siberia and the former Ukrainian SSR.

Duga Radar