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62nd Motor Rifle Division
Active 1972-1989
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Soviet Army
Type Motorized infantry
Garrison/HQ Itatka

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.[1]

History

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.[1]

Composition

In 1988, the division included the following units.[1]

  • 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

References



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