|62nd Motor Rifle Division|
The 62nd Motor Rifle Division was a motorized infantry division of the Soviet Army. It was originally formed as a mobilization division in 1972 but became a regular division months later. It became a storage base in 1989 and was disbanded in 1994.
History[edit | edit source]
The 62nd Motor Rifle Division was activated on 31 January 1972 in Maykop, part of the 12th Army Corps. It was an unmanned mobilization division and its equipment was co-located with the 9th Motor Rifle Division. In May, the division became a regular unit and moved to Itatka, Tomsk Oblast. It became part of the 33rd Army Corps. During the Cold War, the division was maintained at 23% strength. On 1 October 1989, it became the 5352nd Weapons and Equipment Storage Base. In June 1991, the base became part of the Siberian Military District and was disbanded in 1994.
Composition[edit | edit source]
In 1988, the division included the following units.
- 1092nd Motorized Rifle Regiment
- 1099th Motorized Rifle Regiment
- 1100th Motorized Rifle Regiment - equipped with BTR
- 107th Tank Regiment
- 619th Artillery Regiment
- 676th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment
- 1258th Separate Missile Battalion
- Separate Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion
- 1263rd Separate Reconnaissance Battalion
- Separate Engineer-Sapper Battalion
- 1770th Separate Communications Battalion
- Separate Chemical Defence Company
- 685th Separate Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion
- Separate Medical Battalion
- Separate Material Supply Battalion
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