At that time there were no rockets which could arrive on pass therefrom where they have been really located.
WAB, I really appreciate your knowledge of the Dyatlov case.
Personally I think it was a missile test gone wrong that caused the death of the hikers. I believe the R-12 missile is a good candidate.
Unfortunately you here completely are mistaken.
1. Tests are spent on special ranges with presence of equipment for record, cinema shooting, radar and special measurements. To do it on unprepared platform it is equivalent to how it is imagined by children: take the biggest stone and throw to big pool.
2. R-12 during this period was not available anywhere. The cycle of tests has come to the end in December, 1958. At tests each following rocket do specially and individually, for this purpose, what eliminate lacks of the previous tests. While there is no new task of the new do not do are not matches, it very expensively and demands many work and intelligence, what all to do simply so, without the purpose.
3. In it the period was not starts R-12. It completely corresponds both to the official data and memoirs of those who at that time was on range "Kapustin Yar"
4. 1959 therefrom was on February, 02nd rocket R-5m start to direction Balkhash Lake. But it is perfect other rocket which - could not reach there (range - 1200 km a maximum), - its place of falling have found on a proper place about Balkhash Lake. It I specially investigated in archive rocket wax at the desire Vladislav Karelin - the participant of searches Dyatlov group.
According to my research Khrushchev himself was present at the official launch of the R-12 Dvina at Kapustin Yar in September 1958. After the official launch testing continued well into December 1958.
Yes, that such was, just when passed tests, but they have ended in December 1959 and to Dyatlov group do not approach by time.
By the way, you confuse of the NATO-coding for USSR rockets: "Dvina" it is for surface-to-air missile system C-75. The index for R-12 is called «Sandal tree».
Apparently there are no records at Kapustin Yar of further tests in January, February 1959, but that might have something to do with the death of some of the Soviet Union finest.
Naturally there are no these records because the cycle of tests has ended, and training of calculations for armies yet has not begun. The rocket has been accepted on arms in March, 1959 then have started to form a cycle of training of armies. I can tell to you by secret , during tests and training of armies was not casual death of other people. Self-liquidators of several degrees have rockets, therefore even at small deviation it blows up in air and if also it does not work, that is the radio command on blasting, but to it practically never used at test of any rockets. Such system (self-liquidations at the big deviation of trajectory) exists since German rockets V-2 (A-4) since 1943.
The operational range of the R-12 was around 2,000 km (1,300 mi). Distance (as the the missile flies) from Kapustin Yar to Dyatlov Pass: 1,700 km (about 1,000 mi).
Range has no value as demanded for deviation to pass deviation from planned trajectories so big that it is possible not o speak the rocket about it at all.
To me it all seems to add up. What is your opinion about it?
In life all is much easier and is more prosy, than imaginations. Therefore it is not necessary to think out superfluous essence,. All one can speaks more simple situations in life.