586th Guards Svirskiy order of Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Missile Regiment

586-й гвардейский ракетный Свирский ордена Богдана Хмельницкого полк

Military Unit: 43160, from 1988: 52009

Activated 1.9.59 in Buynaksk, Dagestan ASSR, as the 586th Engineer Regiment RVGK.

10.59 transferred to Kamenets-Podolskiy, Khmelnitskiy Oblast, now attached to the 73rd Engineer Brigade RVGK.

Awards and honours was taken over from the 17th Guards Cannon Artillery Brigade 14.1.60.

1.7.60 renamed 586th Guards Missile Regiment, now under the 44th Missile Division.

Organisation:

15.3.65 regimental HQ was transferred to Skala-Podolskaya, Ternopol Oblast.

The regiment stood down in 1988.

The regiment was transferred to Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, on 1.7.88 (29th Guards Missile Division).

The regiment went on alert duty 11.11.88 with 9 RT-2PM (15P158) (SS-25) missiles.

US designation 1960-1988: Borshchev MRBM complex (Skala-Podolskaya launch sites 1 and 2). Type I (pad) sites.

Skala-Podolskaya launch site 1 with 4 R-12 pads (48 51 00N, 26 08 33E):

Skala-Podolskaya launch site 2 with 4 R-12 pads (48 52 50N, 26 03 29E):

Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Skala-Podolskaya (site 1: 48 53 14N, 26 13 27E and site 2: 48 52 21N, 26 16 25E), but only site 1 appeared to be active by 1967.

Skala-Podolskaya launch sites 1987: site 1 and site 2

Irkutsk launch site (1988-today RT-2PM missiles) (52 33 06N, 104 09 31E):

No drawing.