429th Missile Regiment

429-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 54145

Activated 1.8.60 at Tulchin, Vinnitsa Oblast, under the 19th Missile Division.

1961 transferred to Starokonstantinov, Khmelnitskiy Oblast and 1.6.61 to Rakovo (Khmelnitskiy), Khmelnitskiy Oblast.

Organisation:

The two first battalions stood down 1968, and the regiment began conversion to the UR-100 (SS-11) missile - the third battalion (four R-12U silos) became independent under the 43rd Missile Army as the 1st independent Missile Battalion (military unit: 59936), but stood down in late 1971, and was disbanded.

The regiment went on alert duty 1.3.70 with 10 UR-100 (8K84M) silos in area BRK-3.

Converted to the UR-100N (15A30) (SS-19) missile and went on alert duty 10.75.

Converted to the UR-100NU (15A35) missile and went on alert duty in 1983.

The missiles were removed 1993, and the regiment officially stood down in November 1993.

Disbanded 1.7.97.

US designation 1960-1968: Derazhnya MRBM complex (Derazhnya 1 & 2, and Khmeltnitskiy launch sites). Type II (pad) and IV (silo) sites.

US designation 1970-1993: Derazhnya ICBM complex (Launch Group B). Type IIID silos.

Derazhnya launch site 1 with 4 R-12 pads (49 20 45N, 27 26 35E):

Derazhnya launch site 2 with 4 R-12 pads (49 26 20N, 27 28 53E):

Khmeltnitskiy launch site (49 24 46N, 27 08 49E):

Three alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Khmelnitskiy (49 25 05N, 27 06 21E - only 2 pads) and Letichev (site 1: 49 22 46N, 27 43 59E and site 2: 49 25 18N, 27 44 25E). All appeared to be inactive by 1967.

Derazhnya ICBM complex (Launch Group B):