40th Missile Regiment

40-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 81671

Activated 20.12.50 in Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan Oblast, as the 1st Launch Battalion of the 23rd Brigade for Special Use RVGK - formation completed 5.2.51.

1.51 transferred to Kamyshin, Volgograd Oblast.

3.53 renamed 636th independent Engineer Battalion RVGK, attached to the 73rd Engineer Brigade RVGK.

7.59 transferred to Kolomiya, Ivano-Frankovsk Oblast, and 1.10.59 renamed 40th Engineer Regiment RVGK.

1.7.60 renamed 40th Missile Regiment, now under the 44th Missile Division.


The third battalion (four R-12 silos) stood down in 1984, followed by the 1st and 2nd battalion 30.11.89 (eight R-12 pads).

The regiment was disbanded 31.3.90.

US designation 1960-1990: Nadvornaya MRBM complex (Paryshche, Nova Ves and Otynya launch sites). Type I (pad) and IV (silo) sites.

Paryshche launch site with 4 R-12 pads (48 37 39N, 24 42 05E):

Nova Ves launch site with 4 R-12 pads (48 39 35N, 24 47 59E):

Otynya launch site with 4 R-12U silos (48 47 41N, 24 50 13E):

Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Ivanovtsy (48 38 04N, 24 54 24E) and Gorokholina (48 45 15N, 24 30 30E), but both appeared to be inactive by 1967.

Kolomiya launch sites 1987: Paryshche and Nova Ves