27th Red Banner Missile Division

27-я ракетная Краснознамённая дивизия

Military Unit: 33983


Activated 5.60 in Belogorsk, Amur Oblast, as the 133rd Missile Brigade, from the 32nd Fighter Aviation Division.

30.5.61 renamed 27th Missile Division.

Organisation 1962:

The 553rd Missile Regiment was transferred to the Baikonur Test Center in 1962.

In 1964 relocated to Svobodnyy, Amur Oblast.

In 3.64 all battalions were upgraded to regiments.

Organisation 1965:

In 1966 the first UR-100 silos were constructed, with 7 new missile regiments formed (89th, 134th, 179th, 230th, 262nd, 522nd and 263rd). The last would move on to Bershet, Perm Oblast (52nd Missile Division).

Organisation 1970:

The R-16 missile was withdrawn in 1977.

Organisation 1985:

Disbanded 1.9.94.


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For launch silos, see individual regiments.