62nd Rocket Division

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The 62nd Red Banner Rocket Division (military unit 32441) is a formation of the 33rd Guards Rocket Army, Russian Strategic Rocket Forces, which is located in the area of the Closed city Uzhur, in Krasnoyarsk Krai.

The division deployed in the base of the operational group formed by the directive of the General Staff of the Strategic Rocket Forces 24 July 1964. Forming the group was entrusted to Colonel Vasilii Trofimovich Kuts. On 12 June 1964, the unit was handed its battle flag, and on 8 September 1964, the first divisional commander, Colonel Pyotr Mikhailovich Prikhodko arrived and assumed his duties as commander. In November 1964, the first military builders arrived.

Commanders[edit]

Over the years the division has been commanded by the following Major-Generals: S.I. Ryzleytsev, N.N. Kotlovtsev, V.S. Sedykh, E.I. Smelik, A.F. Martynenko, V.I. Ascheulov, A.A. Shvaychenko, S.P. Solohin, A.D. Sivachyov, and the following Colonels: P.M. Prikhod'ko, V.Yu. Churakov, Yu.G. Kashlev, V.V.Kvashin (from June 2011).

Equipment[edit]

The division is equipped with the stationary type R-36M, R-36UTTH, and R-36M2 intercontinental ballistic missiles. These weapons have the NATO classification SS-18 'Satan.'

References[edit]

  • «A. L. Конарев» Omskaya policy years 1959-1999. - Omsk.: Omskaya Printing House, 1999. S. 77