357th Guards Missile Regiment
357-й гвардейский ракетный полк
Military Unit: 54097
Activated 18.6.60 at Pashino, Novosibirsk Oblast, under the 212th Guards Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 39th Guards Missile Division.
1963 with 3 battalions at three sites:
1st Battalion - BSP-12 with 2 R-16 pads - alert duty from 1.7.63
2nd Battalion - BSP-13 with 3 R-16 silos - alert duty from 7.7.63
3rd Battalion - BSP-11 with 3 R-16 silos - alert duty from 5.1.65
In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:
1st Battalion remained as 357th Guards Missile Regiment, with 2 R-16 pads (BSP-12)
2nd Battalion became 685th Missile Regiment with 3 R-16 silos (BSP-13)
3rd Battalion became 773rd Guards Missile Regiment with 3 R-16 silos (BSP-11)
The regiment stood down in 1977.
The regiment went on alert duty 15.11.79 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-K (15P645K) missiles.
The regiment stood down in 1981, and began conversion to the RSD-10 Pioner-UTTKh (15P653) missile - alert duty from 1981 with 9 missiles.
The regiment stood down in 1989, and began conversion to the RT-2PM Topol (15P158) missile - alert duty from 11.5.90 with 9 missiles.
US designation 1964-1977: Novosibirsk ICBM complex (Launch site E, later Launch Site 5). Type IID pads.
Novosibirsk Launch Site 5 (BSP-12) (55 19 37N, 82 56 30E):
Novosibirsk Launch Site 5 (BSP-12) (RSD-10 and RT-2PM missiles) (55 19 37N, 82 56 30E):