376th Guards Smolenskiy Red Banner Missile Regiment
376-й гвардейский ракетный Смоленский Краснознаменный полк
Military Unit: 21300
Activated 1.4.59 in Lebedin, Cherkasy Oblast, as the 376th Aviation (Missile) Regiment, from the 170th Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment. Intially under the 83rd Guards Aviation (Missile) Division.
6.59(?) transferred to Gezgaly, Grodno Oblast, now directly under the 50th Air Army
1.7.60 renamed 376th Guards Missile Regiment, now attached to the 32nd 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 15.5.60 (two R-12 pads) and 1.10.60 (the remaining two R-12 pads), while the second battalion went on alert duty 1.1.61 (four R-12 pads). Warheads were only available for two R-12 missiles (first battalion) until April 1961.
The third battalion went on alert duty 1.9.62 (two R-12 pads) and 1.12.62 (the remaining two R-12 pads).
All three battalions stood down 1.2.80.
The regiment went on alert duty 25.5.81, with 9 RSD-10 Pioner (15P645K) (SS-20) missiles.
10.85 reduced to two battalions - now with 6 15P645K missiles.
The regiment stood down 1989, and began conversion to the RT-2PM (15P158) (SS-25) missile - alert duty on 22.12.89 with 9 missiles.
The regiment stood down 1993, and was disbanded - the missiles were transferred to the 524th Missile Regiment (4th Missile Division).
US designation 1960-1980: Dyatlovo MRBM complex (Dyatlovo, Berezovka and Zblyany launch sites). Type I and II (pad) sites [Berezovka is a type II site].
Dyatlovo launch site (53 32 46N, 25 16 53E):
Berezovka launch site (53 35 44N, 25 27 31E):
Zblyany launch site (53 35 34N, 25 17 28E):
Three alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Ruda Yavorskaya (Ruda Yavorskaya 1: 53 23 05N, 25 10 15E, Ruda Yavorskaya 2: 53 23 22N, 25 12 16E and Ruda Yavorskaya 3: 53 23 23N, 25 13 26E), but had become inactive by 1967.
Dyatlovo launch site (1980-1989 RSD-10, 1989-1993 RT-2PM missiles) (53 32 46N, 25 16 53E):