479th Guards Pomeranskiy Red Banner orders of Kutuzov and Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Missile Regiment

479-й гвардейский ракетный Померанский Краснознаменный орденов Кутузова и Богдана Хмельницкого полк

Military Unit: 33916, from 6.9.81: 29517

Activated 20.11.60 at Maikop, Adygeyskaya Autonomous Oblast, under the 46th Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 35th Missile Division.

Red Banner awarded 1963.

Organisation:

The battalions stood down in 1980, and the regiment was transferred to Barnaul, Altaiskiy Kray 6.9.81, still attached to the 35th Missile Division.

The regiment went on alert duty 18.1.83 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-UTTKh (15P653) (SS-20) missiles.

The regiment stood down in 1990, and began conversion to the RT-2PM (15P158) (SS-25) missile - alert duty from 30.12.91 with 9 missiles.

US designation 1960-1980: Maykop MRBM complex (Kurdzhipskaya and Shirvanskaya launch sites). Type II (pad) and IV (silo) sites.

Kurdzhipskaya launch site with 4 R-12 silos (44 31 40N, 40 00 44E):

Shirvanskaya launch site with 4 R-12U silos (44 25 42N, 39 53 57E):

Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Tulskaya (44 81 38N, 40 14 08E) and Maikop (44 33 15N, 39 57 51E), with the Maikop site still active by 1967.

Barnaul launch site 1 (1981-1990 RSD-10 and 1992-today RT-2PM missiles) (53 46 15N, 83 57 29E):