Geolocation of Russian Buk convoy driver's last transport.

On 23 June 2014 a military convoy left Kursk, that transported Buk 3x2, the Buk that very likely is the same one that downed MH17 on 17 July 2014. That convoy arrived 25 June 2014 in Millerovo and one of the truck drivers, who transported Buk 232, did the last equipment transport during his military service on 28 June 2014.

On 29 June 2014 he uploaded the last photo of the truck that he was the driver of (with license '6902 HH 50'), the photo very likely has been taken in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky or nearby, as his transport order mentions Kamensk-Shakhtinsky as destination (from Millerovo to Kamensk-Shakhtinsky and back).

However, despite the fact the photograph obviously was taken on a smaller road near a railroad, we didn't succeed yet in geolocating the photograph. The shape of the electricity pole on the left side of the photo is not usual for Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, and the road gives an impression it is a more rural area. Likely a gravel road leads from this road to or near the railroad.

A photograph of 28 June shows the M4 highway right before the turn-of in the direction of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky and Donetsk (Russia) and a 2 July photo shows a turn-of from the M4 highway back to Millerovo, so almost certainly the 29 June 2014 photo was taken in or near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky.

It's not crucial to know the exact location, but it would be good to verify the location is indeed Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, this to make clear that drivers of the 23-25 June 2014 convoy that transported Buks to Millerovo, also transported (other) military equipment to the Russia-Ukraine border.

Location

 The location that one of our team members found in Millerovo, is the same location Slozhny points out, and very well could be the right location. As usual objects far away on the photograph seem much more nearby (roll crane and floodlight tower).

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Slozhny added footnote to report
Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

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Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

Daniel changed status to in progress
Daniel added this report
Jan Schreyer added footnote to report
There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

Daniel changed status to in progress
Daniel added this report
Daniel added footnote to report
One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

Daniel changed status to in progress
Daniel added this report
Daniel added footnote to report
I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

Daniel changed status to in progress
Daniel added this report
leenur added footnote to report
near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg Location https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5 It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

Daniel changed status to in progress
Daniel added this report
leenur added footnote to report
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

Daniel changed status to in progress
Daniel added this report
William of Baskerville added footnote to report
Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

Daniel changed status to in progress
Daniel added this report
William of Baskerville added footnote to report
I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

Daniel changed status to in progress
Daniel added this report
Minic added footnote to report
I think - this is the power support http://i.imgur.com/xFk1BBr.jpg Place https://www.google.ru/maps/@48.3133226,40.2710925,410m/data=!3m1!1e3 http://i.imgur.com/UlIV5cf.png
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

Daniel changed status to in progress
Daniel added this report
Eliot Higgins added footnote to report
I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

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railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

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Eliot Higgins added footnote to report
https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688 "I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

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Eliot Higgins added footnote to report
Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks... https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416 https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504
Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

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Slozhny

Daniel, exactly here. The angular size of the crane correspond to the camera being about 7 m away from the front of Kamaz. 48.90365°N 40.36635°E

Jan Schreyer

There is a second crane visible on Google Earth that can roll nearer the location than the crane you targeted...don't forget these crane can roll on their one tracks... By wildsaltydog

Daniel

One of our team members found a location near Millerovo where many landmarks seem to fit, however the distance to the roll crane seems not right (too far in the satellite image compared to the photograph): http://i.imgur.com/oPHb0mC.png

Daniel

I'm almost sure Saltydog is right that it is a roll crane and indeed this type looks very similar: http://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751877993472163840

leenur

near by Kursk Nuclear Plant area there is a pole which looks very alike in image
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_h3yAWAAAtkuj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm_iDyYWEAAC_we.jpg
Location
https://t.co/cN4QibJSE5
It seems that pole is the same but shot from different angle

William of Baskerville

Also note the "watchtower" in the Google Maps photo. The mast in front or behind the overhead line support in the Buk convoy photo might be something like that.

William of Baskerville

I think it is not as gantry crane but a overhead line support like these: https://goo.gl/evHFYr at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/qmGXwScYr6D2

Eliot Higgins

I still think it's a roll crane. You can see the lifting bloc and the machinery on top. https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751865777809133568

Minic

railway feedline support http://i.imgur.com/gcJzMTq.png

Eliot Higgins

https://twitter.com/Void_6e5/status/751861475736690688
"I believe it`s not a crane but a railway feedline support. See the insulators below it."

Eliot Higgins

Idea via @wildsaltyDog The heavy lifting roll bridge crane on the left must be a clue? It is used on a big terrain and will have its own tracks. So look at a terrain with heavy gear and two parallel tracks...
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859306497212416
https://twitter.com/wildsaltyDog/status/751859559367573504

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