56th Guards Feodosiyskiy Red Banner order of Suvorov Missile Regiment
56-й гвардейский ракетный Феодосийский Краснознаменный ордена Суворова полк
Military Unit: 75413
Activated 1.9.61 at Pruzhany, Brest Oblast, under the 31st Guards Missile Division, from the 163rd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment.
11.62(?) transferred to Zasimovichi, Brest Oblast.
The regiment consisted of two battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads.
The first battalion went on alert duty 1.1.62 (four R-12 pads), and the second battalion went on alert duty 1.1.62 (three R-12 pads) and 10.1.62 (the last R-12 pad).
The battalions stood down 20.2.84, and in 1985 the regiment was transferred to the 49th Guards Missile Division.
The regiment went on alert duty 24.5.85 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-K (15P645K) (SS-20) missiles (the missiles came from the 8th Missile Division).
10.85 reduced to two battalions, now with 6 RSD-10 Pioner-K (15P645K) (SS-20) missiles.
The regiment stood down 1990, and began conversion to the RT-2PM (15P158) (SS-25) missile - alert duty from 1991 with 9 missiles.
The regiment stood down 1993, and the missiles were transferred to another regiment in Russia.
US designation: Pruzhany MRBM complex (Pruzhany launch sites 1 and 2). Type II (pad) sites.
Pruzhany launch site 1 (52 30 42N, 24 08 45E):
Pruzhany launch site 2 (52 33 26N, 24 06 14E):
Three alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Strigovo (52 23 22N, 24 14 45E), Shcherchevo (52 22 47N, 24 10 27E) and Pruzhany (52 26 47N, 24 19 14E), but the first two had become inactive by 1967.
Pruzhany launch site 1 (1985-1989 RSD-10, 1991-1993 RT-2PM missiles) (52 30 42N, 24 08 45E):