481st Missile Regiment
481-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 34200
Activated 1.7.60 in Aktyubinsk, Aktyubinsk Oblast, under the 48th Missile Brigade, from 30.5.61 the 53rd Missile Division.
The regiment consisted of two battalions with each 3 R-14 (SS-5) silos - the Karakhobda launch site was abandoned in 1963, and the battalion was disbanded.
The first battalion went on alert duty in 1963 (three R-14 silos).
From 1965 independent under the 18th independent Missile Corps, and from 8.6.70 the 31st Missile Army.
The battalion stood down in 1971 (two R-14 silos; one R-14 silo had already been deactivated in 1968).
The regiment was relocated to Baikonur in 11.71, and renamed 26th independent Engineering & Test Unit.
US designation 1960-1971: Aktyubinsk IRBM complex (Karakhobda and Petrovskiy launch sites). Type IV (silo) sites.
Karakhobda launch site (49 58 31N, 56 51 09E - abandoned):
Petrovskiy launch site (50 00 47N, 56 57 37E):