551st Missile Regiment
551-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 44201, from 1977 49518
Activated 6.60 in Yasnaya (Olovyannaya), Chita Oblast, under the 124th Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 47th Missile Division.
1963 with 2 battalions at two sites:
1st Battalion - BSP-11 with 3 R-16 silos - alert duty from 3.65
2nd Battalion - BSP-13 with 3 R-16 silos - alert duty from 29.4.64
In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:
1st Battalion became 698th Missile Regiment with 3 R-16 silos (BSP-11)
2nd Battalion remained as 551st Missile Regiment, now with 3 R-16 silos (BSP-13)
The regiment stood down in 1977, and was transferred to Drovyanaya, Chitinskaya Oblast, under the 4th Missile Division.
The regiment went on alert duty 1980 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-K (15P645K) (SS-20) missiles.
The regiment stood down 1988, and was disbanded shortly thereafter (1989).
US designation 1960-1977: Olovyannaya ICBM complex (Launch site A, later launch site 1). Type IIIA silos.
Olovyannaya ICBM complex (Launch site 1) (50 54 21N, 115 48 17E):
Drovyanaya launch site 5 (51 23 49N, 112 52 13E):