565th Missile Regiment

565-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 34000

Activated 6.60 in Svobodnyy, Amur Oblast, from the 259th Tank Regiment - initially under the 133rd Missile Brigade, from 5.61 the 27th Missile Division.

1963 with 2 battalions at two sites:

In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:

In 1968 the BSP-21 site was transferred to the 567th Missile Regiment, and the regiment was transferred to Dombarovskiy, Orenburg Oblast, under the 13th Missile Division.

The regiment went on alert duty 25.12.69 with 6 R-36 (8K67) (SS-9) missiles in area BRK-8.

The regiment stood down in 1978, and began conversion to the R-36MUTTKh (SS-18 missile) - alert duty from 14.9.79.

Disbanded 2002.

US designation 1960-1968: Svobodnyy ICBM complex (Launch site C, later launch site 2). Type IIB pads.

Svobodnyy ICBM complex (Launch Site 2) (51 52 49N, 128 22 31E):

US designation: 1969 - 1979 Dombarovskiy ICBM Complex - Launch Group H (Six Type IIIC silos):
US designation: 1979 - 2002 Dombarovskiy ICBM Complex - Launch Group H (Six Type IIIF and one Type IIIX silos):