142nd Guards Roslavlskiy Red Banner Missile Regiment

142-й гвардейский ракетный Рославльский Краснознаменный полк

Military Unit: 15467, 8.59: 34061, 1981: 73795

Activated 8.12.58 at Konotop, Sumy Oblast, as the 288th Aviation (Missile) Regiment, from the 229th Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment - directly attached to the 43rd Air Army.

From 1.4.59 attached to the 83rd Guards Aviation (Missile) Division, and from 1.7.60 the 31st Guards Missile Division.

9.8.59 renamed 288th Guards Engineer Regiment, and a day later (10.8.59) the 142nd Guards Engineer Regiment.

Relocated to Novogrudok, Grodno Oblast, in August 1959, and was finally renamed 142nd Guards Missile Regiment on 1.7.60.

5.10.62 transferred to the 49th Guards Missile Division.


The warheads were delivered more slowly, and until April 1961 the regiment had only warheads available for two missiles.

The two battalions stood down in 1980, and on 25.4.81 the regiment was transferred to Nizhniy Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast - now attached to the 42nd Missile Division.

The regiment went to alert duty 21.6.81 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-K (15P645K) (SS-20) missiles.

The regiment stood down 1985, and went to alert duty 22.11.85 with 9 RT-2PM (15P158.1) (SS-25) missiles.

The regiment stood down 2015, and was relocated to the new mobile base being built over the old Verkhnyaya Salda Mobile IRBM/ICBM Base 1, and began converting to the 9P155M (RS-24 Yars) missile - alert duty 2016 with 9 missiles.

US designation 1960-1980: Vselyub MRBM complex (Vselyub launch sites 1 and 2). Type I (pad) sites.

Vselyub launch site 1 with 4 R-12 pads (53 45 49N, 25 42 51E):

Vselyub launch site 2 with 4 R-12 pads (53 47 52N, 25 46 50E):

One alternative fixed field site for the pad launchers, were set up at Berezovka (53 42 17N, 25 30 43E), but had become inactive by 1967.

Verkhnyaya Salda Mobile IRBM/ICBM Base 5 - RSD-10/RT-2PM missiles, 1981-2015) (58 11 50N, 60 34 41E):

No drawing.

Verkhnyaya Salda Mobile IRBM/ICBM Base 1 (2015 - today, RS-24 missiles) (58 08 18N, 60 32 11E):

No drawing