369th Guards Vladimir-Volynskiy order of Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Missile Regiment
369-й гвардейский ракетный Владимир-Волынский ордена Богдана Хмельницкого полк
Military Unit: 42691
Activated 9.59 in Zhitkovichi, Gomel Oblast, as the 369th Engineer Regiment RVGK, from the 47th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade - under the 12th Engineer Brigade RVGK.
1.7.60 renamed 369th Guards Missile Regiment, now under the 33rd Guards Missile Division.
The regiment consisted of two 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 had no warheads for the missiles before April 1961. The second battalion went on alert duty 25.9.61 (two R-12 pads) and 1.1.62 (the two remaining R-12 pads).
The battalions stood down in 1975.
The regiment went on alert duty 17.12.76 with 6 RSD-10 Pioner (15P645) (SS-20) missiles, as only the third regiment in the RVSN.
The regiment stood down in 1977, and converted to the RSD-10 Pioner-K (15P645K) (SS-20) missile - alert duty from 1977 with 9 missiles.
In 10.85 the third battalion was disbanded, and the regiment was reduced to six 15P645K missiles.
The regiment stood down 1989, and began conversion to the RT-2PM (15P658) (SS-25) missile - alert duty 1989 with 9 missiles.
The regiment stood down in 1994, and the missiles were transferred to a regiment in Russia.
Disbanded in March 1997.
US designation 1960-1975: Kozhanovichi MRBM complex (Kozhanovichi launch sites 1 and 2). Type I (pad) sites.
Kozhanovichi launch site 1 (52 10 23N, 27 51 23E):
Kozhanovichi launch site 2 (52 11 25N, 27 48 08E):
One alternative fixed field site for the pad launchers, were set up at Lyudenevichi (52 18 00N, 27 42 22E).
Kozhanovichi launch site 2 (1976-1989 RSD-10 and 1989-1994 RT-2PM missiles) (52 11 25N, 27 48 08E):