846th Missile Regiment
846-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 23459, from 1983: 29521
Activated 12.59 at Valga, Estonia, as the 846th Engineer Regiment, directly attached to the 50th Air Army.
From 30.5.60 attached to the 25th Guards Aviation (Missile) Division, and 1.7.60 the 23rd Guards Missile Division.
1.7.60 renamed 846th Missile Regiment.
The regiment consisted of two battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads and a third battalion with 4 R-12 silos.
The first battalion went on alert duty 1.10.60 (one R-12 pad), 1.1.61 (one more R-12 pad) and 25.9.61 (the two remaining R-12 pads). The second battalion went on alert duty 25.9.61 (the first two R-12 pads) and 10.12.61 (the remaining two R-12 pads), while the third battalion went on alert duty 6.12.63 (four R-12 silos).
The regiment had no warheads for the R-12 missiles before April 1961.
The three R-12 battalions stood down 15.7.81, and the regiment was later relocated to Kansk, Krasnoyarsk Kray - arriving 30.9.83, remaining attached to the 23rd Guards Missile Division.
The regiment went on alert duty 12.12.83, with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-UTTKh (15P653) (SS-20) missiles
The regiment stood down 11.88, and was disbanded 1989.
US designation 1960-1981: Torva MRBM complex (Torva 1 & 2, and Tsirgulina launch sites). Type I (pad) and IV (silo) sites.
Torva launch site 1 (57 56 30N, 26 04 30E):
Torva launch site 2 (57 59 15N, 26 05 15E):
Tsirgulina launch site (57 49 45N, 26 12 15E):
Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Valga (Valga 1: 57 50 21N, 25 54 26E and Valga 2: 57 55 15N, 25 46 30E), but had become inactive by 1967.
Kansk 1 launch site (1983 - 11.88 with 15P653 missiles) (56 22 31N, 95 28 35E):