178th Guards Missile Regiment

178-й гвардейский ракетный полк

Military Unit: 23467

Activated 1959 in (?) as the 178th Guards Engineer Regiment, under the VVS (Air Force).

1.7.60 renamed 178th Guards Missile Regiment, now in Ordzhonikidze, Severo-Osetinskaya ASSR, under the 46th Missile Brigade, and from 4.61 the 35th Missile Division.


The battalions stood down 1.2.80, and the regiment was disbanded (1980).

US designation: Groznyy MRBM complex (Sunzhenskoye, Nesterovksaya and Achkhoy-Martan launch sites). Type I (pad) and IV (silo) sites.

Sunzhenskoye launch site with 4 R-12 pads (43 08 22N, 44 54 50E):

Nesterovksaya launch site with 4 R-12 pads (43 11 39N, 44 57 45E):

Achkhoy-Martan launch site with 4 R-12U silos (43 10 29N, 45 10 40E):