51st Guards Kharkovsko-Prazhskaya order of Lenin twice Red Banner orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Motorised Rifle Division

51-я гвардейская мотострелковая Харьковско-Пражская ордена Ленина дважды Краснознаменная орденов Суворова и Кутузова дивизия

Military Unit: 48331

Activated 4.6.57 in Vladimir-Volynskiy, Volynskaya Oblast, as the 15th Guards Motorised Rifle Division, from the 15th Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

11.1.65 renamed 51st Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 11th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 11th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 45th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 309th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

In 9.88 the 000 independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the new 461st Missile Brigade.

1.92 taken over by Ukraine.



Equipment 1.12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - Low-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III) - one regiment was maintained at a slightly higher level.