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Old 12-29-2009, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by chico20854 View Post
In 1988 a category B(!) tank division in the Ukraine turned in its T-10s to the local steel combine to be melted down. And the 1990 Victory Day parade featured T-34s running through Red Square. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ix7UwFwlDI
This Division could of been due to fight in the South-Eastern Europe at which point would explain why a category B Tank Division in the Ukraine would have T-10s in 1988. The Armies and Fronts that were suppose to face Greek/Turkey/Italy weren't equipped with the more modern stuff like the units that had potential to go to Germany. From what I also remembering reading the Combine Arms Armies that would normally have a Tank Division would have something like Tank Brigade. The Tank Army for the Front would be reduce to maybe a reinforce Tank Division. The Group of Tank Armies would be reduce to a single Tank Army. Most of this was due to the fact to the fighting in mountainous regions.

As has been pointed out many of the units organizations and to&e for the Soviets have been more generic. There is also the fact, that Soviet would assign smaller independent units with larger Divisions that were of lower category to give the illusion that units were at a higher category of readiness. Also with the Soviet system, many of the Regiments that could be BTR equip may in fact be end up driving to the battlefield in lorries that they liberated in the area of there base and on their travels to the front.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:47 PM
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Purely from a nostalgia/curiousity point of view, it would be interesting to see some of these turn up on the battlefield (although it's simply not likely, they were modified into recovery vehicles before the 1990s apparently)

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