28th Guards Kharkovskaya twice Red Banner Motorised Rifle Division

28-я гвардейская мотострелковая Харьковская дважды Краснознамённая дивизия

Military Unit: 63493

Activated 17.5.57 in Chernomorskoye, Odessa Oblast, from the 28th Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 5.62 the 213th independent Tank Battalion was activated - disbanded 1968.

In 1968 the 36th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 36th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

22.2.68 awarded the second Red Banner.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1030th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

1.92 taken over by Ukraine.



Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - High-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III) - one motorised rifle regiment maintained as a Ready Regiment with 1500 men.