000 Missile Regiment
000-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 54070
Activated 6.60 in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, under the 201st Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 14th Missile Division. The regiment is numbered within the sequence of 669th to 694th Missile Regiment.
1963 with 3 battalions at three sites:
1st Battalion - BSP-3 with 2 R-16 pads - alert duty from 4.10.62
2nd Battalion - BSP-21 with 2 R-16 pads - alert duty from 8.7.63
3rd Battalion - BSP-22 with 2 R-16 pads - alert duty from 2.1.64
In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:
1st Battalion remained as the 000 Missile Regiment, now with 2 R-16 pads (BSP-3)
2nd Battalion became 000 Missile Regiment with 2 R-16 pads (site BSP-21)
3rd Battalion became 558th Missile Regiment with 2 R-16 pads (site BSP-22)
In 1968 the BSP-21 and BSP-22 sites were transferred to the 000 Missile Regiment, now with:
site BSP-3: 2 R-16 pads
site BSP-21: 2 R-16 pads
site BSP-22: 2 R-16 pads
The regiment stood down 1977, and was disbanded 1.11.77.
US designation 1960-1977: Yoshkar-Ola ICBM complex (Launch site C, later launch site 3). Type IIB pads.
Yoshkar-Ola Launch Site 3 (BSP-3) (56 31 58N, 48 26 56E):