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The People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China has had many divisions since it was officially established in 1949.

Infantry divisions

Armored divisions

The IISS Military Balance 2012 lists nine armoured divisions as part of the People's Liberation Army.[21]

Artillery divisions

  • 1st Artillery Division[22]
  • 2nd Artillery Division[22]
  • 3rd Artillery Division[22]
  • 7th Artillery Division[22]
  • 8th Artillery Division[22]
  • 21st Rocket Artillery Division[22]
  • 22nd Rocket Artillery Division[22]
  • 31st Anti-Tank Artillery Division[23]
  • 33rd Anti-Tank Artillery Division[22]
  • 61st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division[22]
  • 62nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division[24]
  • 63rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division[24]
  • 64th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division[24]
  • 65th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division[24]
  • 70th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division
  • 102nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division[24]

Aviation divisions

Engineering divisions

  • 1st Railway Engineer Division[24]
  • 2nd Railway Engineer Division[24]
  • 3rd Railway Engineer Division[24]
  • 4th Railway Engineer Division[24]
  • 5th Railway Engineer Division[24]
  • 6th Railway Engineer Division[24]
  • 7th Railway Engineer Division[24]
  • 9th Railway Engineer Division[24]
  • 10th Railway Engineer Division[24]
  • 11th Railway Engineer Division[24]

See also

Notes

  1. http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/china/agency/pla-orbat.htm
  2. Dennis J. Blasko. "PLA Ground Forces: Moving Toward a Smaller, More Rapidly Deployable, Modern Combined Arms Force" The People's Liberation Army as Organization: Reference Volume v1.0, James C. Mulvenon and Andrew N. D. Yang eds. (Santa Monico: RAND; 2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hu & Ma 1987, p. 36.
  4. Zhang 1995, p. 152.
  5. PLA Order of Battle, Disbanded Divisions
  6. 6.0 6.1 Blasko, 2006, 76
  7. Blasko 2006
  8. 8.0 8.1 Guang 2007, p. 93.
  9. Zhang 1995, p. 94.
  10. Ryan, Finkelstein & McDevitt 2003, p. 101.
  11. Hu & Ma 1987, p. 7.
  12. Appleman 1989, p. 45.
  13. Blasko 2006, 76
  14. Hu & Ma 1987, p. 39.
  15. Chinese Military Science Academy 2000a, p. 318.
  16. Hu & Ma 1987, p. 8.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Zhang 1995, p. 270.
  18. Hu & Ma 1987, p. 26.
  19. Xinhui, I was asked to write something on the 2nd Armored Division, accessed June 2012
  20. Hu & Ma 1987, p. 131.
  21. IISS Military Balance 2012, 234.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 Hu & Ma 1987, pp. 187–190, 196–197.
  23. Hu & Ma 1987, p. 130.
  24. 24.00 24.01 24.02 24.03 24.04 24.05 24.06 24.07 24.08 24.09 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 Hu & Ma 1987, p. 185.
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 Zhang 2004, p. 215.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 Zhang 2004, p. 216.
  27. (Chinese) "张积慧 (Zhang Jihui)". Rongcheng, China: Rongcheng People's Government. http://www.rongcheng.gov.cn/gk.asp?rsrsid=475&classid=12&rsrs=20. Retrieved July 12, 2010. .

References

  • Appleman, Roy (1989). "Disaster in Korea: The Chinese Confront MacArthur". College Station, TX: Texas A and M University Military History Series. ISBN 978-1-60344-128-5. 
  • Blasko, Dennis J. The Chinese Army today: tradition and transformation for the 21st century, Routledge, 2006. ISBN 0-415-77003-3
  • (Chinese) Chinese Military Science Academy (2000a). "History of War to Resist America and Aid Korea (抗美援朝战争史)". Beijing: Chinese Military Science Academy Publishing House. ISBN 7-80137-392-8. 
  • (Chinese) Guang, Ting (光亭) (2007). "Ice and Blood, Changjin Lake (冰血长津湖)". In Dong, Min Jie (董旻杰). Hohhot, Inner Mongolia: Inner Mongolian People's Publishing House (内蒙古人民出版社). ISBN 7204081668/E.18. 
  • (Chinese) Hu, Guang Zheng (胡光正); Ma, Shan Ying (马善营) (1987). "Chinese People's Volunteer Army Order of Battle (中国人民志愿军序列)". Beijing: Chinese People's Liberation Army Publishing House. OCLC 298945765. 
  • Ryan, Mark A.; Finkelstein, David M.; McDevitt, Michael A. (2003). "Chinese Warfighting: The PLA Experience Since 1949". Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe. ISBN 0-7656-1087-6. 
  • Zhang, Shu Guang (1995). "Mao's Military Romanticism: China and the Korean War, 1950–1953". Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas. ISBN 0-7006-0723-4. 
  • Zhang, Xiao Ming (2004). "Red Wings Over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea". College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press. ISBN 1-58544-201-1. 
  • Jane's Sentinel, China/North East Asia, June-Dec 2000

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