668th Missile Regiment
668-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 54294
Activated 1.7.60 at Konotop, Sumy Oblast, from the 490th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment, under the 200th Missile Brigade, from 5.61 the 43rd Guards Missile Division.
15.9.60 transferred to Glukhov, Sumy Oblast - formation completed 1.12.60.
The regiment consisted of three battalions with each 4 R-14 (SS-5) pads [Bereza only had two pads operational] - for at total of 10 R-14, instead of the normal 12 missiles.
The first and second battalions went on alert duty 25.2.62 (eight R-14 pads), followed by the third battalion in 1964 (two R-14 pads).
1.7.62 renamed 657th Missile Regiment for operations in Cuba (Operation Anadyr).
On September 1st, 1962, the regiment stood down, and was relocated to Cuba (Operation Anadyr), and took over the Guanajay I and II sites in Cuba, under the 51st Missile Division. None of the battalions went on alert duty in Cuba.
Reformed 10.10.62 in Glukhov, Sumy Oblast, from the 718th Missile Regiment (18th Guards Missile Division).
4.1.63 absorbed the 657th Missile Regiment (the old 668th Missile Regiment).
The three battalions stood down in 1979.
The regiment went on alert duty 25.6.82 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-UTTKh (15P653) (SS-20) missiles.
The regiment stood down 1990, and was disbanded shortly thereafter (1992).
US designation: Krolevets IRBM complex (Krolevets 1 & 2, and Bereza launch sites). Type III (pad) sites.
Krolevets launch site 1 (51 36 44N, 33 29 16E):
Krolevets launch site 2 (51 40 49N, 33 31 04E):
Bereza launch site (51 43 48N, 33 43 56E):
Krolevets launch site 1 (1982-1990 RSD-10 missiles) (51 36 44N, 33 29 16E):
Guanajay I launch site (Cuba, 1962) (22 56 47N, 82 40 09W):
Guanajay II launch site (Cuba, 1962) (22 57 18N, 82 37 24W):