57th Guards Novobugskaya orders of Suvorov and Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Motorised Rifle Division

57-я гвардейская мотострелковая Новобугская орденов Суворова и Богдана Хмельницкого дивизия

Military Unit: 38860

Activated 17.5.57 in Naumburg, East Germany, from the 57th Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

In 1961 the 651st independent Missile Battalion was activated.

19.2.62 the 51st independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

In 5.62 the 29th independent Tank Battalion was activated.

In 5.65 the 172nd Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment and the 17th Guards Tank Regiment was replaced by the 241st Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment and the 51st Guards Tank Regiment.

In 1968 the 67th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 67th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion, while the 491st independent Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion was activated.

Organisation 1970:

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

In 1980 the 568h independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1129th independent Material Supply Battalion, and the independent Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

In 5.83 the 30th independent Helicopter Detachment was renamed 311th independent Helicopter Squadron.

In 1986 the 651st independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the new 449th Missile Brigade, and the 000 independent Chemical Defence Battalion was renamed 229th independent Chemical Defence Company.

Organisation 1988:

1.2.89 the 311th independent Helicopter Squadron was used to activate the 486th independent Helicopter Regiment.

Disbanded 6.93.




Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - First Line (US terms: Category I) - manning was 100%.