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Graphics: Ukrainian & Soviet Orders of Battle

I have added some new order of battle graphics to the Graphics page.


↓ Ukrainian 1st Airmobile Division (1993)

Following the split up of the Soviet Union, its armed forces was distributed among its constituent states. However, the airborne division stationed in the Ukrainian SSR resisted transfer. Ultimately Russia kept its flag and its components in Ukraine were split up roughly in half resulting in the creation of the 1st Airmobile Division.

↓ Soviet 56th Guards Separate Air Assault Brigade (1987, Afghanistan)

An order of battle of the 56th Guards Separate Air Assault Brigade late in the Soviet-Afghan War. The 56th was a second-wave air assault brigade (the generic example shown in the graphic below) and was heavily modified over the course of the war to cope with the challenges of the conflict in Afghanistan.

↓ Soviet Separate Air Assault Brigade (1986, Second Wave)

Primarily footmobile helicopter and parachute assault brigades subordinate to the Ground Forces (as opposed to the Airborne Forces) that supported certain Military Districts (Fronts), the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, and, from 1986, Strategic Directions.

↓ Soviet Separate Air Assault Battalion (1986)

Primarily footmobile helicopter and parachute assault battalions subordinate to the Ground Forces (as opposed to the Airborne Forces) that supported Tank and Combined Arms Armies.

↓ Soviet Separate Naval Infantry Brigade (1990)

Amphibious combined arms brigades subordinate to the Soviet Navy's Baltic, Black Sea and Northern Fleets.


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