553rd Missile Regiment im. Leninskogo Komsomola
553-й ракетный полк им. Ленинского комсомола
Military Unit: 54032
Activated 31.12.60 in Svobodnyy, Amur Oblast, from the 72nd Tank Regiment - initially under the 133rd Missile Brigade, from 5.61 the 27th Missile Division.
Never operational with the R-16 missile, and controlled no BSP site.
In 1.8.64 transferred to Aleysk, Altai Kray under the 41st Guards Missile Division.
5.65 transferred to Zhangiz-Tobe, Semipalatinsk Oblast, under the 57th Missile Division.
The regiment went on alert duty 31.12.66 with 6 R-36 (8K67) (SS-9) silos at site BRK-2.
Named Leninskogo Komsomola in 10.68.
The regiment stood down 1977, and converted to the R-36M (15A15) (SS-18) - alert duty from 31.10.77.
The regiment stood down 1982, and converted to the R-36MUTTKh (15A18) - alert duty from 1982.
Zhangiz-Tobe ICBM Complex - Launch Group B (Type IIIC):
silo 7B: 49 19 18N, 80 50 49E
silo 8B: 49 25 59N, 80 57 37E
silo 9B: 49 25 15N, 80 49 32E
silo 10B: 49 21 39N, 80 58 34E - control site
silo 11B: 49 17 44N, 81 05 53E
silo 12B: 49 22 31N, 81 06 30E