28th Guards Red Banner Missile Division

28-я гвардейская ракетная Краснознаменная дивизия

Military Unit: 54055


Activated 6.60 in Kozelsk, Kaluga Oblast, as the 198th Missile Brigade, from the 28th Guards Cannon Artillery Brigade. Initially under the 46th Artilley Range Administration, but from 10.3.61 under the 3rd Independent Guards Missile Corps.

Initial organisation:

1.8.61 the 627th Missile Regiment was transferred to the Baikonur test centre.

30.5.61 renamed 28th Guards Missile Division.

In March 1964 all R-9A battalions were upgraded to regiments:

In 1965 the 368th Missile Regiment was transferred to Derzhavinsk, Turgay Oblast (38th Missile Division).

1966 began conversion to the UR-100 (SS-11) missile.

In 1969 two regiments (116th and 143rd) arrived from Yurya, Kirov Oblast (8th Missiles Division), but the 116th Missile Regiment went on to Pervomaysk, Luhansk Oblast, amd came under the 46th Missile Division.

From 8.6.70 attached to the 27th Guards Missile Army.

Organisation 1972 (110 UR-100 silos, 6 R-9A silos and 6 R-9A pads):

The R-16 missile was phased out in 1976.

Organisation 1984 (60 UR-100NU silos and 50 UR-100 silos):

Five regiments were disbanded between 1985 and 1987.

Organisation 1998:

Organisation 2008:

Support Units:

Kozelsk ICBM complex coordinates (for Type IIID silos, see individual regiments):