593rd Missile Regiment

593-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 44141, from 1969: 29433, from 1971: 29474

Activated 6.60 in Kostroma, Kostroma Oblast, under the 165th Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 10th Guards Missile Division.

13.6.61 transferred to Plesetsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, and came under the 3rd Artilley Range Administration.

1963 with three battalions at three sites:

In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:

From 30.4.64 under the 1st Department, and from early 1968 the 5th Test Department.

The regiment stood down in 1969 and on 26.7.69 was transferred to Teykovo, Ivanovo Oblast (54th Guards Missile Division).

18.7.71 transferred to Pervomaysk, Nikolayev Oblast, under the 46th Rocket Division.

The regiment went on alert duty 6.74 with 10 UR-100U (15A20U) (SS-11) silos in area BRK-10.

Converted to the UR-100NU, and went on alert duty in 1983.

The regiment stood down 1996, and was disbanded 1998.

US designation 1960-1969: Plesetsk ICBM complex (Launch Site A). Type IIA pads.

Plesetsk launch site A (BSP-5; 1961-1969) (62 59 01N, 40 46 34E):

US designation: 1974 - 1996 Pervomaysk ICBM Complex - Launch Group I (Ten Type IIIG and one Type IIIX silos):