703rd Missile Regiment

703-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 44093, from 11.64: 33218

Activated 1.7.60 at Shadrinsk, Kurgan Oblast, under the 205th Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 18th Guards Missile Division.

1963 with 3 battalions at three sites:

10.62 - 11.64 known as the 703rd independent Missile Regiment, attached to the 5th independent Missile Corps.

In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:

From 15.11.64 attached to the 17th Missile Brigade (formed from parts of the 703rd Missile Regiment).

The regiment stood down in 1977, and was disbanded shortly thereafter (1979).

US designation 1960-1977: Shadrinsk ICBM complex (Launch site A, later Launch Site 1). Type IIIA silos.

Shadrinsk Launch Site 1 (BSP-11) (56 08 29N, 63 50 36E):