170th Missile Regiment
170-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 23462
Activated 8.59 in Minoity, Grodno Oblast, as the 170th Engineer Regiment, directly under the 50th Air Army.
1.7.60 renamed 170th Missile Regiment, now attached to the 32nd Missile Division.
5.10.62 transferred to the 49th Guards Missile Division.
The regiment consisted of two battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads.
The first battalion went on alert duty 1.10.60 (one R-12 pad, no warhead until April 1961), 1.1.61 (one R-12 pad) and 25.9.61 (the remaining two R-12 pads). The second battalion went on alert duty 25.9.61 (two R-12 pads) and 10.12.61 (the remaining two R-12 pads).
The battalions stood down 1.2.80.
The regiment went on alert duty 27.3.81 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-UTTKh (15P653) (SS-20) missiles, but exhanged missiles with the 835th Missile Regiment on 20.8.81, while remaining on alert duty, now with 9 RSD-10 Pioner (15P645K) (SS-20) missiles.
The regiment stood down 1989, and began conversion to the RT-2PM (15P158) (SS-25) missile - alert duty from 1990 with 9 missiles.
The regiment stood down 1993, and the missiles were transferred to Russia.
US designation 1960-1980: Lida MRBM complex (Lida launch sites 1 and 2). Type I (pad) sites.
Lida launch site 1 (53 47 29N, 25 20 27E):
Lida launch site 2 (53 57 09N, 25 27 47E):
One alternative fixed field site for the pad launchers, were set up at Vasilishki (53 44 19N, 24 55 55E).
Lida launch site 1 (1981-1990 RSD-10, 1990-1993 RT-2PM missiles) (53 47 29N, 25 20 27E):