647th Missile Regiment

647-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 23458

Activated 12.59 at Ostrov, Pskov Oblast, directly attached to the 50th Air Army, from parts of the 74th Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Corps.

From 1.9.60 attached to the 8th Missile Brigade, which 1.9.61 became the 40th Missile Division.


The third battalion stood down 12.4.82 (four R-12 silos).

The two remaining battalions (eight R-12 pads) stood down 1989, and the regiment was disbanded 1990.

US designation: Ostrov MRBM complex (Asanovshchina, Shevelevo and Redkino launch sites). Type I (pad) and IV (silo) sites.

Asanovshchina launch site with 4 R-12 pads (57 31 58N, 28 12 09E):

Shevelevo launch site with 4 R-12 pads (57 37 00N, 28 12 14E):

Redkino launch site with 4 R-12U silos (57 24 29N, 28 26 07E):

One alternative fixed field site for the pad launchers, were set up at Shabany (57 23 44N, 28,13,06E), and was still active 1967.