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 regiment consisted of two battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads and one battalion with 4 R-12 silos.
The first and second battalion went on alert duty in 1960 (eight R-12 pads), followed by the third battalion in 1963 (four R-12 silos).
The third battalion (four R-12 silos) stood down in 1984, followed by the 1st and 2nd battalion in 1989 (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 (48 37 39N, 24 42 05E):
Nova Ves launch site (48 39 35N, 24 47 59E):
Otynya launch site (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