42nd Tagilskaya Missile Division

42-я ракетная Тагильская дивизия

Military Unit: 34103


Activated 5.60 in Nizhniy Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast, as the 202nd Missile Brigade, from the 18th Howitzer Artillery Brigade and the 19th Tank Training Regiment. Initially under the 24th Artilley Range Administration.

From 10.3.61 under the 5th independent Missile Corps.

Initial organisation:

30.5.61 renamed 42nd Missile Division.

The 688th Missile Regiment was transferred to Belokorovichi (50th Missile Division) in September 1962 - the three other regiments were all disbanded 15.4.63, and each BSP site became an independent Missile Battalion (ordn).

In March 1964 all the independent R-16 battalions were upgraded to regiments:

The 535th Missile Regiment was formed 20.12.66, but was transferred to Zhangiz Tobe, Semipalatinsk Oblast, on 17.11.67 (57th Missile Division).

Four missile regimenst left the division in 1969:

Organisation 1970:

From 8.6.70 attached to the 31st Missile Army.

The 146th Guards Missile Regiment was disbanded in 1975.

The R-16 missile was phased out in 1977 - both unknown Missile Regiments were disbanded in 1977.

Three Missile Regiments arrived at Nizhniy Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast, during the 1978-1981 period.

Organisation 1982 (45 RSD-10 Pioner-K missiles):

The division converted to the RT-2PM Topol (SS-25) missile in 1985.

Organisation 1998 (45 RT-2PM Topol missiles) :

1999 honoured with the name "Tagilskaya".

The 308th Guards Missile Regiment was disbanded in 2003.

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Verkhnaya Salda ICBM complex coordinates: