480th Dresdenskiy Missile Regiment

480-й ракетный Дрезденский полк

Military Unit: 54273, from 29.8.83: 29562

Activated 9.60 at Makhachkala, Dagestanskaya ASSR, under the 46th Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 35th Missile Division.

Organisation:

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 1960-1980: Gelli IRBM complex (Kakashura, Gelli and Paraul launch sites). Type IV (silo) sites.

Kakashura launch site with 3 R-14U silos (42 38 36N, 47 27 45E):

Gelli launch site with 3 R-14U silos (42 46 33N, 47 28 33E):

Paraul launch site with 3 R-14U silos (42 47 27N, 47 23 08E):

Barnaul launch site 2 (1981-1990 RSD-10 and 1992-today RT-2PM missiles) (53 18 22N, 84 08 49E):