60th Motorised Rifle Division imeni Marshal of the Soviet Union F.I. Tolbukhin

60-я мотострелковая дивизия имени Маршала Советского Союза Ф.И. Толбухина

Military Unit: 18643

Activated 25.6.57 in Lenkoran, Azerbaizhan SSR, from the 6th Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1968 the 297th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 297th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 623rd independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1544th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

In 4.90 the 229th Tank Regiment was divided into the 119th independent Tank Battalion and the 1362nd Motorised Rifle Regiment.

1.92 taken over by Azerbaizhan.



Equipment 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), with one regiment maintained as a reduced strength Ready Regiment (20th Motorised Rifle Regiment).