396th Missile Regiment
396-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 14248
Activated 8.59 at Myshanka, Gomel Oblast, as the 396th Engineer Regiment RVGK, from parts of the 10th Breakthrough Artillery Division - under the 15th Guards Engineer Brigade RVGK.
1.7.60 renamed 396th Missile Regiment, now at Petrikov, Gomel Oblast, 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 - no warhead until April 1961), 1.1.61 (one R-12 pad) and 25.9.61 (the two remaining R-12 pads). The second battalion went on alert duty 10.12.61 (four R-12 pads).
The two battalions stood down in 1971, and was to have converted to the RT-15 (SS-14) missile. This never took place, as the RT-15 missile did not enter into service, and the regiment had to wait until 1976 before it received another mobile missile.
The regiment went on alert duty 31.8.76 with 6 RSD-10 Pioner (15P645) (SS-20) missiles, as the first unit 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 in 1988, and began conversion to RT-2PM (15P158) (SS-25) missile - alert duty from 1.12.88 with 9 missiles.
The regiment stood down in 1994, and was transferred to Vypolzovo 1.12.94 - disbanded (missiles to the 510th Guards Missile Regiment).
US designation 1960-1971: Konkovichi MRBM complex (Petrikov and Konkovichi launch sites). Type I (pad) sites.
Petrikov launch site (52 10 30N, 28 34 43E):
Konkovichi launch site (52 15 08N, 28 37 50E):
Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Novoselki (site 1: 52 23 05N, 28 42 44E and site 2: 52 26 11N, 28 41 19E).
Petrikov launch site (1976-1988 RSD-10 and 1988-1994 RT-2PM missiles) (52 10 30N, 28 34 43E):