523rd Missile Regiment

523-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 44127

Activated 6.60 in Sretensk, Chitinskaya Oblast, under the 119th Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 4th Missile Division.

1962 transferred to Domna, Chitinskaya Oblast.

1963 with 3 battalions at three sites:

30.3.64 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:

1.12.66 the BSP-23 site was transferred to the 697th Missile Regiment, and 1.3.67 the regiment was transferred to Derzhavinsk, Turgay Oblast, under the 38th Missile Division.

The regiment went on alert duty 11.11.69 with 6 R-36 (8K67) (SS-9) missiles in area BRK-7.

The regiment stood down 1979 and converted to the R-36MUTTKh (SS-18 missile) - alert duty from 11.79.

The regiment stood down 1990 and converted to the R-36M2 missile - alert duty from 1990.

Disbanded 1996.

US designation 1960-1966: Drovyanaya ICBM complex (Launch site C, later launch site 3). Type IID pads.

BSP-23 (51 27 15N, 113 03 54E):

US designation: 1969 - 1979 Imeni Gastello ICBM Complex - Launch Group F (Six Type IIIC silos):
US designation: 1979 - 1996 Imeni Gastello ICBM Complex - Launch Group F (Six Type IIIF and one Type IIIX silos):