601st Missile Regiment

601-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 12826, from 1969: 25924

Activated 1.6.64 in Nizhniy Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast, from the 79th independent Missile Battalion, under the 42nd Missile Division.

The regiment controlled site BSP-1 with 2 R-16 (SS-7) pads - alert duty from 31.10.61

The regiment stood down in 1969 (BSP-1 site to 617th Missile Regiment), and in 4.69 was transferred to Kartaly, Chelyabinsk Oblast, attached to the 59th Missile Division.

The regiment went on alert duty 20.1.72 with 6 R-36 (8K67) (SS-9) missiles in area BRK-7.

The regiment stood down 15.12.78, began conversion to the R-36MUTTKh (SS-18 missile) - alert duty from 19.9.80.

Disbanded 2002.

US designation 1964-1969: Verkhnyaya Salda ICBM Complex (Launch Site B, later Launch Site 1). Type IIA pads.

Verkhnyaya Salda Launch Site 1 (BSP-1) 1964-1969 (58 06 05N, 60 21 32E):

US designation: 1972 - 1980 Kartaly ICBM Complex - Launch Group G (Six Type IIIC silos):
US designation: 1980 - 2002 Kartaly ICBM Complex - Launch Group G (Six Type IIIF and one Type IIIX silos):