496th order of Kutuzov Missile Regiment
ордена Кутузова полк
Military Unit: 54155, from 1966: 29442
Activated 6.60 in Sary-Ozek, Taldy-Kurgan Oblast, under the 48th Missile Brigade, from 30.5.61 the 53rd Missile Division.
The three battalions were transferred to the 48th Missile Brigade in 1965, and the regiment was disbanded.
Re-activated 1966 in Kartaly, Chelyabinsk Oblast, under the 59th Missile Division.
The regiment went on alert duty 19.8.67 with 6 R-36 (8K67) (SS-9) missiles in area BRK-3.
The regiment stood down 5.2.74, and began conversion to the R-36M (SS-18 missile) - alert duty from 14.10.77.
The regiment stood down 1981, and began conversion to the R-36MUTTKh (SS-18 missile) - alert duty from 1981.
US designation 1960-1965: Sary Ozek IRBM complex (Kara Babau launch sites 1 to 3). Type III (pad) and IV (silo) sites.
Kara Babau launch site 1 with 4 R-14 pads (44 31 36N, 77 46 25E):
Kara Babau launch site 2 with 3 R-14U silos (44 29 59N, 77 58 54E):
Kara Babau launch site 3 with 3 R-14U silos (44 31 09N, 77 41 41E):
US designation: 1967 - 1977 Kartaly ICBM Complex - Launch Group
C (Six Type IIIC silos):
US designation: 1977 - 2003 Kartaly ICBM Complex - Launch Group C (Six Type IIIF and one Type IIIX silos):