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Division Table of Organization and Equipment

Armoured RAPID Mountain Infantry
TOTAL 3 4 10 17
HQ 1 1 1 1
Engineer Regiment 1 1 1 1
ASC Battalion 1 1 1 1
EME Battalion 1 1 1
Signals Regiment 1 1 1 1
Provost Unit (Military Police) 1 1 1 1
Aviation Platoon 1 1 1
Tank Transporter Companies +
Medical Battalion 1
Ordnance Battalion 1
Reconnaissance & Support Battalion 1 1 1
HQ Company 1 1 1
R & S Companies 3 3 3
Field Artillery Brigade 1 1 1 1
120mm mortar Light Battery 1
105mm towed Field Regiment 3
155mm towed Medium Regiment * 4 4 4 1
Medium MLRS Battery 1 1
SATA Battery 1 1
Air Defense Artillery Brigade 1
SP medium SAM regiment 1
SP light (SA-13/16) regiment 1
SP Tunguska Gun/Missile regiment 1
Armored Brigade HQ 3 1
Brigade Signal Company 1
Armoured Regiment ** 5 - 6 2
Mechanized Infantry Battalion *** 4 2
Infantry Brigade HQ 2 3 3 ****
Brigade Signal Company 1 1 1
Infantry Battalion 3 3 3
TOTAL 3 4 10 17
53 - armoured regiment ** 45 8
44 - mechanized infantry bn *** 36 8
267 - infantry battalion 24 90 153

Entire Army [Divsions + other]
  • 63 Tank Regiments
  • 40 Mechanised Infantry Battalions
  • 360 Infantry Battalions + 5 Para (SF) Battalions
  • 7 Airborne Battalions
  • 200 Artillery Regiments
  • 35+ Air Defence Regiments
  • 20 Combat Helicopter Units


  • * 155mm Medium Regiments - 18 guns each

    ** 62 tanks per regiment, T-72 regiments had 55
    tank regiments consist of a "brick" of 55 to 70 tanks:
    30 operational tanks
    15 training tanks (operational in wartime)
    10 maintenance reserve tanks

    *** 58 BMP, 1050 personnel

    **** Some sources report that an Infantry Division consists of 3 to 5 Infantry Brigades, an Armoured Regiment and an Artillery Brigade.

    In 1965 the sole armored division had 4 tank regiments in one brigade and 3 motor infantry battalions in a second brigade. At that time an Armored Regiment included the Regimental HQ Troop x 3 tanks, and 3 squadrons x 14 tanks, each of HQ Troop x 2 tanks and 4 Troops x 3 tanks.



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