24th Missile Regiment

24-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 89501; from 1984: 03473

Activated 1.9.61 at Taybola, Murmansk Oblast, under the 40th Missile Division.

Organisation:

A third battalion with 3 R-14U silos never became operational, and the launch site was abandoned while under construction in 1964.

The battalions stood down 15.2.84, and on 28.8.84 the regiment moved to Kansk, Krasnoyarsk Kray, now attached to the 23rd Guards Missile Division.

The regiment went on alert duty with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-UTTKh (15P653) (SS-20) missiles in 1984.

The regiment stood down 10.88, and began conversion to the RT-2PM (SS-25) missile - went on alert duty 12.10.91 with 9 missiles.

The regiment stood down in mid-2006, and was disbanded 1.12.06.

US designation 1961-1984: Taybola IRBM complex (Taybola launch site 1 to 3). Type IV sites.

Taybola launch site 1 with 3 R-14U silos (68 28 06N, 33 15 23E):

Taybola launch site 2 with 3 R-14U silos (68 30 31N, 33 22 38E):

Taybola launch site 3 - abandoned (68 25 55N, 33 29 13E):

Kansk 3 launch site (1984-1988 RSD-10, 1991-2006 RT-2PM) (56 11 19N, 96 03 27E):