83rd Motorised Rifle Division

83-я мотострелковая дивизия

Military Unit: 30170

Activated 1972 in Ashkhabad, Ashkhabad Oblast, as a mobilisation division.

The division was unmanned, except for some pre-assigned officers, serving with the parent division (61st Training Motorised Rifle Division) - the equipment set was co-located with the 61st Training Motorised Rifle Division.

Unfortunately, sub-unit numbers are rarely known within mobilisation divisions.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

Disbanded 1989.

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The division was maintained as a Mobilisation Division (US terms: Mobilisation Division) - manning was 0%. Equipment set present, older types, with some APC and most trucks missing.