563rd Missile Regiment

563-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 44046

Activated 6.60 in Svobodnyy, Amur Oblast, from the 125th Tank Regiment - initially under the 133rd Missile Brigade, from 5.61 the 27th Missile Division.

1963 with 3 battalions at three sites:

In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:

In 1968 the regiment took control over the BSP-11 and BSP-12 sites:

Two battalions (BSP-12 and BSP-13) went off alert duty in 1971.

The regiment stood down in 1976 and was disbanded (1976).

US designation 1960-1976: Svobodnyy ICBM complex (Launch site F, later launch site 5). Type IID pads.

Svobodnyy ICBM complex (Launch Site 5) (51 51 25N, 128 12 08E):