10th Guards Red Banner order of Suvorov Missile Division

10-я гвардейская ракетная Краснознаменная ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 34029


Activated 20.7.60 in Kostroma, Kostroma Oblast, as the 165th Missile Brigade, from the 26th Guards Cannon Artillery Brigade. Initially under the 46th Artilley Range Administration, but from 10.3.61 under the 3rd Independent Guards Missile Corps.

Initial organisation:

30.5.61 renamed 10th Guards Missile Division.

The 593rd Missile Regiment was transferred to Plesetsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast in 1961.

In March 1964 all R-16 battalions were upgraded to regiments:

In 1965 the 489th Missile Regiment was transferred to Kartaly, Chelyabinsk Oblast.

1966 began conversion to the UR-100 (SS-11) missile.

In 1968 the 131st and 527th Missile Regiments arrived in Kostroma from Yurya (8th Missile Division). The 131st Missile Regiment went on to Uzhur, Krasnoyarsk Kray, under the 62nd Missile Division.

From 8.6.70 attached to the 27th Guards Missile Army.

Organisation 1972 (90 UR-100 silos, 12 R-16 pads and 3 R-16 silos):

The R-16 missile was phased out in 1976.

Four regiments converted to the MR-UR-100 (SS-17) from 1977 to 1979.

Organisation 1984 (10 MR-UR-100U silos, 30 MR-UR-100 silos and 50 UR-100 silos):

The UR-100 missile was phased out 1985-1987, followed by the MR-UR-100 1988-1989.

Four new regiments were formed in 1983/85 for the new rail-mobile RT-23UTTKh (SS-24) missile.

Two additional regiments were formed in 1986 (188th and 202nd), but were transferred to Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Kray, in 1989 (36th Guards Missile Division).

Organisation 1998:

Disbanded 1.12.2005.

Support Units:

Kostroma ICBM complex coordinates (for Type IIID silos, see individual regiments):