523rd Missile Regiment
523-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 44127
Activated 6.60 in Drovyanaya, Chitinskaya Oblast, under the 119th Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 4th Missile Division.
1963 with 3 battalions at three sites:
1st Battalion - BSP-21 with 3 R-16 silos - alert duty from 3.64 (estimate)
2nd Battalion - BSP-23 with 2 R-16 pads - alert duty from 12.63 (estimate)
3rd Battalion - BSP-31 with 2 R-16 pads - alert duty from 3.64 (estimate)
In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:
1st Battalion became 697th Missile Regiment with 3 R-16 silos (BSP-21)
2nd Battalion remained as 523rd Missile Regiment, now with 2 R-16 pads (BSP-23)
3rd Battalion became 796th Missile Regiment with 2 R-16 pads (BSP-31)
In 1968 the BSP-23 site was transferred to the 697th Missile Regiment, and 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 at site BRK-7.
The regiment stood down 1979 and converted to the R-36MUTTKh (SS-18 missile) - alert duty from 1979.
The regiment stood down 1990 and converted to the R-36M2 missile - alert duty from 1990.
US designation 1960-1968: Drovyanaya ICBM complex (Launch site C, later launch site 3). Type IID pads.
US designation 1969-1996: Imeni Gastello ICBM Complex - Launch Group F (Type IIIC silos).
Drovyanaya ICBM complex (Launch site 3) (51 27 26N, 113 03 58E):
Imeni Gastello ICBM Complex - Launch Group F (Type IIIC):
silo 32F: 51 24 09N, 65 49 47E
silo 33F: 51 29 34N, 65 48 20E
silo 34F: 51 31 24N, 65 39 46E - control site
silo 35F: 51 26 29N, 65 31 15E
silo 36F: 51 21 27N, 65 33 25E
silo 37F: 51 26 34N, 65 40 59E