577th Missile Regiment
577-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 32187
Activated 11.8.59 (1.9.59) at Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, as the 577th Engineer Regiment RVGK, under the 22nd Guards Engineer Brigade RVGK - activated with personnel from the 313th Heavy Howitzer Artillery Brigade, the 171st Howitzer Artillery Brigade, and various training units.
11.59 transferred to Lutsk, Volyn Oblast.
1.7.60 renamed 577th Missile Regiment, now under the 37th Guards Missile Division.
The regiment consisted of three battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads.
The first battalion went on alert duty in 1961 (four R-12 pads), the second in 1962 (four R-12 pads) and the third in 1963 (four R-12 pads).
The regiment stood down in 1980.
The regiment went on alert duty 30.6.82 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-UTTKh (15P653) (SS-20) missiles.
The regiment stood down in 1.3.91, and was disbanded (1992).
US designation 1960-1980: Kivertsy MRBM complex (Kiversty launch sites 1 to 3). Type I (pad) and II (pad) sites [Kiversty launch site 3 is a Type II site].
Kivertsy launch site 1 (50 53 10N, 25 30 57E):
Kivertsy launch site 2 (50 56 08N, 25 36 13E):
Kivertsy launch site 3 (50 58 32N, 25 39 46E):
One alternative fixed field site for the pad launchers, were set up at Kivertsy (50 50 20N, 25 23 24E).
Kivertsy launch site 2 (1982-1991, RSD-10 missiles) (50 56 08N, 25 36 13E):