480th Dresdenskiy Missile Regiment
480-й ракетный Дрезденский полк
Military Unit: 54273, from 29.8.83: 29562
Activated 9.60 at Makhachkala, Dagestan, under the 46th Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 35th Missile Division.
The regiment consisted of three battalions with each 3 R-14 (SS-5) silos.
The first battalion went on alert duty in 1963 (three R-14 silos), followed by the second battalion in 1964 (three R-14 silos), and the third battalion in 1965 (three R-14 silos).
The battalions stood down in 1980, and the regiment was transferred to Barnaul, Altaiskiy Kray 1981, still attached to the 35th Missile Division.
The regiment went on alert duty 18.11.83 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 27.12.93 with 9 missiles.
US designation: Gelli IRBM complex (Kakashura, Gelli and Paraul launch sites). Type IV (silo) sites.
Kakashura launch site (42 39 15N, 47 27 00E):
Gelli launch site (42 46 32N, 47 28 35E):
Paraul launch site (42 47 44N, 47 22 50E):
Barnaul launch site 2 (1981-1990 RSD-10 and 1992-today RT-2PM missiles) (53 18 32N, 84 08 39E):