42nd Nemanskiy order of Suvorov Missile Regiment

42-й ракетный Неманский ордена Суворова полк

Military Unit: 83301

Activated 1.5.61 at Karmelava, Lithuania, under the 58th Missile Division, from the 868th Fighter Aviation Regiment.


The 2nd battalion stood down in 1987, followed by the first battalion in 1989 - the regiment was disbanded April 1990.

US designation: Jonava MRBM complex (Karmelava and Jonava launch sites). Type II (pad) sites.

Karmelava launch site with 4 R-12 pads (54 57 21N, 24 05 40E):

Jonava launch site with 4 R-12 pads (55 00 51N, 24 14 11E):

One alternative fixed field site for the pad launchers, were set up at Kaisiadorys (54 59 12N, 24 28 47E), but was apparently inactive by 1967.

Jonava launch site 1987: Jonava