116th Missile Regiment

116-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 14068, from 1969: 01006, from 1971: 49476

Activated 6.59 in Slobodskoy, Kirov Oblast, as the 33rd Combat Launch Station (33rd BSS), under Object Volga.

1.9.59 renamed 116th Engineer Regiment, now at Yurya, Kirov Oblast, attached to the 24th Artilley Range Administration.

1.7.60 renamed 116th Missile Regiment, now under the 25th Missile Brigade, from 5.61 the 8th Missile Division.

1963 with 3 battalions at three sites:

In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:

In 1969 the regiment stood down, and the BSP-1 site was transferred to the 603rd Missile Regiment.

In 1.69 transferred to Kozelsk, Kaluga Oblast, and came under the 28th Guards Missile Division. Transferred again 12.7.71, this time to Pervomaysk, Nikolayev Oblast, under the 46th Missile Division.

The regiment went on alert duty 3.74 in area BRK-8 with 10 UR-100U (15A20U) silos.

Converted to the UR-100NU, and went on alert duty in 1981.

Converted to the RT-23U (SS-24) in 1989 - alert duty from 1989.

The regiment was disbanded 1997.

US designation 1960-1969: Yurya ICBM complex (Launch Site A, later Launch Site 2). Type IIA pads.

Yurya Launch Site 2 (BSP-1) (59 10 21N, 49 31 14E):

US designation: 1974 - 1996 Pervomaysk ICBM Complex - Launch Group G (Ten Type IIIG and one Type IIIX silos):