59th Missile Division

59-я ракетная дивизия


Activated 5.64 in Kartaly, Chelyabinsk Oblast, as Operation Group Kartaly - 4.65 renamed 59th Missile Division.

Initially under the 5th independent Missile Corps, and from 1.6.65 the 18th independent Missile Corps.

From 8.6.70 attached to the 31st Missile Army.

Organisation 1972:

The first regiment was increased to 10 silos in 1975, with the introduction of the R-36M missile.

Organisation 1985:

The first regiment was disbanded in 2001, followed by another in 2002.

Three regiments were disbanded 2003, one in 2004 and the last in 2005.

The division was disbanded 24.5.05.

Support Units:

Divisional coordinates:

For launch silos, see individual regiments.