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 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.

Regimental coordinates:

Petrikov launch site with 4 R-12 pads (52 10 19N, 28 34 43E):

Konkovichi launch site with 4 R-12 pads (52 15 14N, 28 37 45E):

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).

Konkovichi Mobile IRBM Base (1976-1988 RSD-10 and 1988-1994 RT-2PM missiles) (52 10 30N, 28 34 43E):