2nd order of Kutuzov Tank Division

2-я танковая ордена Кутузова дивизия

Military Unit: 44980

Activated 29.11.45 in Lipovtsy, Primorskiy Kray, as the 2nd Tank Division, from the 66th Rifle Division.

Organisation 1946:

23.5.53 re-organised:

In 4.55 the 2537th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment was renamed 1102nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment.

30.4.57 renamed 32nd Tank Division.

In 6.57 reorganised (ordered 12.3.57):

In 1958 the 400th Motorised Rifle Regiment was reduced to the 59th independent Motorised-Rifle Battalion.

In 1960 the 96th independent Tank Training Battalion was disbanded.

1960 to 1962 the 1102nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment was known as the 919th independent Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1962 the 59th independent Motorised-Rifle Battalion was expanded, and was renamed 402nd Motorised Rifle Regiment.

11.1.65 renamed 66th Tank Division.

In 1968 the 243rd independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 243rd independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

1.12.70 renamed 277th Motorised Rifle Division.



Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - Second Line - Level 2 (US terms: Category II) - manning was about 65% (6500 men).