173rd Missile Regiment

173-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 74834

Activated 31.3.66 in Kostroma, Kostroma Oblast, under the 10th Guards Missile Division.

The regiment went on alert duty 20.8.68 with 10 UR-100 (8K84) (SS-11) silos in area BRK-2.

Construction of a new LCF (Type IIIX silo) (Launch Control Facility JJ) began 3.77 near silo 12J, but construction stopped 2.78, and the silo was backfilled, as the planned conversion to MR-UR-100 (15A15) (SS-17) was cancelled.

The regiment stood down in 1.12.84 and was disbanded in 1985.

US designation: 1968 - 1984 Kostroma ICBM Complex - Launch Group J (Ten Type IIID silos):