All this provided the missiles, which, as he thought he "wiped his nose" at the U.S. Click Peter Farrelly to learn more. Grand Rocket and Space Race. And then suddenly it became clear that, in fact, regularly flies over the country "something" quietly photographing all sensitive sites, including missile and knock it – nothing. The country at that time had already been developed and put into production of anti-missile systems. They had to cover the basic top-secret facilities of the country from prying eyes.
However, the rocket had its drawbacks – the goal was to virtually "bump" on the missile (explosion radius of warhead they were in the 25-30 meters from the goal). It is for this reason, it is needed the mobile, high-altitude interceptor aircraft, such as T-3 (SS-9) 1 May 1960 in 5 hours 30 minutes Moscow time the aircraft Powers intruded into Soviet airspace southeast of Kirovabad. At an altitude of 22,000 feet, he flew over part of the Central Asian republics. Passed over the Aral Sea, circled over the spaceport Tyr-Tam (future Cosmodrome), near Chelyabinsk photographed secret facility on the shores of Lake Irtysh (atomic city of Chelyabinsk-4) and turned in Sverdlovsk. "Dragon" – known to all in the Air Defense Forces Commander Aviation callsign, General Eugene Sawicki, during Broadcast on "speakerphone", ordered: "To die, but to bring down!" raised in the air two fighter-interceptor of the 9th Guards, unfortunately, were powerless to "reach out" to high-rise Y-2. In parallel with the actions Pilots took a pot shot at a missile anti-aircraft gunners Powers Division Major Voronov.