306th Missile Regiment
306-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 23464
Activated 29.8.59 in Slutsk, Minsk Oblast, as the 306th Engineer Regiment, directly attached to the 50th Air Army.
1.7.60 renamed 306th Missile Regiment, now attached to the 31st Guards Missile Division.
5.10.62 transferred to the 49th Guards Missile Division.
The regiment consisted of three battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads.
The first battalion went on alert duty 1.10.60 (one R-12 pad), 1.1.61 (one R-12 pad) and 25.9.61 (the two remaining R-12 pads) - the battalion only had warheads for the missiles after April 1961. The second battalion went on alert duty 10.12.61 (four R-12 pads), followed by the third battalion 1.12.62 (two R-12 pads) and 1.1.63 (the two remaining R-12 pads).
The three battalions stood down 1.2.80, and the regiment was transferred to the 33rd Guards Missile Division.
The regiment went on alert duty 20.2.81 with 9 Pioner-K (15P645K) (SS-20) missiles.
The regiment stood down 1989, and began conversion to the RT-2PM (15P158) (SS-25) missile - alert duty from 24.5.91 with 9 missiles.
The regiment stood down 1993, and was transferred to Vypolzovo 1.12.94, where it was disbanded - the missiles were transferred to the 41st Missile Regiment.
US designation: Gresk MRBM complex (Gresk 1 & 2, and Urechye launch sites). Type I and II (pad) sites [Urechye is a Type II site].
Gresk launch site 1 (53 14 22N, 27 51 58E):
Gresk launch site 2 (53 16 54N, 27 40 52E):
Urechye launch site (53 11 02N, 27 58 31E):
Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Shatsk (site 1: 53 27 49N, 27 48 12E and site 2: 53 26 02N, 27 50 06E), but both had become inactive by 1967.
Slutsk launch site (1981-1989, RSD-10 and 1991-1993 RT-2PM missiles) (53 14 20N, 27 42 15E):