615th Guards Red Banner order of Suvorov Missile Regiment
615-й гвардейский ракетный Краснознаменный ордена Суворова полк
Military Unit: 43178
Activated 11.8.59 in Slavuta, Khmelnitskiy Oblast, as the 615th Guards Engineer Regiment RVGK, from parts of the 83rd Guards Motorized-Rifle Division, attached to the ShRCh (Staff of Reactive Parts).
From 10.59 attached to the 80th Engineer Brigade RVGK.
1.7.60 renamed 615th Guards Missile Regiment, now under the 37th Guards Missile Division.
The regiment consisted of two battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads.
The first battalion went on alert duty in 1961 (four R-12 pads), followed by the second battalion in 1964 (four R-12 pads).
Both battalions stood down 14.2.84.
The regiment went on alert duty 30.4.85 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-UTTKh (15P653) (SS-20) missiles
The regiment stood down 1991, and was disbanded (1992).
US designation 1960-1984: Ostrog MRBM complex (Ostrog launch sites 1 and 2). Type I (pad) sites.
Ostrog launch site 1 (50 13 57N, 26 43 16E):
Ostrog launch site 2 (50 17 07N, 26 41 09E):
Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Slavuta (50 16 48N, 26 57 17E) and Shepetovka (50 12 27N, 26 58 20E), but Shepetovka site appeared to be inactive by 1967.
Ostrog launch site 2 (1985-1991, RSD-10 missiles) (50 17 07N, 26 41 09E):