431st Guards Kievsko-Rovenskiy order of Lenin Red Banner orders of Suvorov, Kutuzov and Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Missile Regiment

431-й гвардейский ракетный Киевско-Ровенский ордена Ленина Краснознаменный орденав Суворова, Кутузова и Богдано Хмельницкого полк

Military Unit: 44023

Activated 7.60 in Berdichev, Zhitomir Oblast, under the 19th Missile Division, from the 59th Guards Howitzer Artillery Brigade.

From 1961 attached to the 50th Missile Division.

Organisation:

The regimental HQ moved to Vysokaya Rech, Zhitomir Oblast in 1965.

The three battalions stood down in 1984.

The regiment went on alert duty 1985 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-K (15P645K) (SS-20) missiles (missiles from Yurya or Nizhniy Tagil).

The regiment stood down in 1990, and was disbanded 30.3.91.

US designation 1960-1984: Zhitomir MRBM complex (Zhitomir 1 & 2, and Berdichev launch sites). Type II (pad) sites.

Zhitomir launch site 1 with 4 R-12 pads (50 04 45N, 28 15 55E):

Zhitomir launch site 2 with 4 R-12 pads (50 10 02N, 28 16 21E):

Berdichev launch site with 4 R-12 pads (50 05 42N, 28 22 05E):

One alternative fixed field site for the pad launchers, were set up at Berdichev (49 51 37N, 28 25 25E), but appeared to be inactive 1967.

Zhitomir launch site 2 (1985-1991 RSD-10 missiles) (50 10 02N, 28 16 21E):