Second Wind "Black Knife"
I'll start with history. 10th Guards Tank Ural-Lvov Order of the October Revolution, Red Banner, Orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov volunteer division named after Marshal Malinovsky.
Ural (Ural-Lvov) Guards Volunteer Tank Corps was formed in 1943 and is equipped with weapons and equipment, made the workers of the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Perm regions unpaid work over the plan and on voluntary contributions.
It is this body received the Germans nickname "Black knives." Knives HP 40 black workers Zlatoust plant of armed fighters from general to private.
The first fight of the housing adopted July 27, 1943 in the second phase of the Battle of Kursk. Almost three months after entering into the battle order of the People's Commissar of Defence of the USSR № 306 from October 26, 1943 30th Urals Volunteer Tank Corps was transformed into the 10th Guards Ural Volunteer Tank Corps. All parts of the body has been given the name of the Guards. November 18, 1943 housing units and formations in a solemn atmosphere handed Guards banners.
Panzer Corps included in the 4th (from March 1945 Guards Tank Army). He finished the war in Prague. In autumn 1945, the building was renamed the 10th Guards Ural-Lvov armored division.
After the Great Patriotic War, the division is a member of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (GSVG, WGF). Included in the 3rd Field of the Red Army.
Then there was the withdrawal of the division of Germany back to their homeland. And then it began the process of the collapse of the division, almost thrown into the field Bogucharsky area. It was a lot of material about the conditions in which people were after Germany. But, nevertheless, the division continued to perform any task assigned to it.
In 2001 she took part in the fighting in the North Caucasus.
And in 2009, the division was disbanded and its base was formed by 226 Guards weapons storage base and technology (Tank).
In fact, from a tank division remained regiment guarding and maintenance techniques - both imported from Germany and available at the time of withdrawal in Boguchar.
In general, sadly, when disbanded so famous and glorious part.
But in 2015 an event occurred which caused a rather strong response in many places, including outside our country. The division has been restored as a separate tank brigade of the 20th Army. And in 2016 it was added to the 9th Vislenskaya Red Banner Order of Alexander Suvorov and Mikhail Kutuzov II Degree separate motorized rifle brigade.
I have long wanted to visit in Boguchar, specifically, it was there, behind the fence part. And see how the situation is today, and that in the "Black Knife". And now, thanks to the assistance of the press service ZVO, happened.
I must say against those who will look carefully at the photo and video. It was not the teachings, which are a kind of a final stage of preparation. It was absolutely planned field studies. They teach children who have been called 3 months ago. And, a month they were in the MPC and then relocated out of Nizhny Novgorod in Boguchar.
To be honest, at first, by looking at how motopehi fulfill the job, I shrugged. And never known better, to be honest. But then, including soobrazhalku, came up with a question to the battalion commander, and asked, and how much, in fact, the life-then men? And everything fell into place.
80% of staff - recruits. The rest - contractors. By the way, according to the observations, a very strong non-commissioned officers. Senior officers also believe so. But the contract sergeants great. I liked the level of training, and the ability to work with young. I am sure that no one in my team did not argue when I say that the non-commissioned officers are much more junior officers. I asked.
Senior officers (from the major and above) - the real freaks. Of course, after hitting the "merchant capital" of Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, in Boguchar is, of course, the more intelligent shock. Boguchar, he is such a peculiar-looking. Still, the regional center, and tiny. But then, how the senior officers to subordinates, I really enjoyed it. This is especially noticeable when the muzzle correspondent in camouflage disappears from sight, oshivayas in the bushes. But to hear it.
Classes consist of several parts. First, the drivers ran in the new landfill site. Really new, a training teams have identified 50 square kilometers. However, after a night of rain, these kilometers from the landfill turned into a swamp, we are quite experienced in my own skin. More specifically, the legs.
What is there to sum up what conclusions? Conclusion In principle, only one. In the not very pleasant direction (up to 60 km in Ukraine), really reborn Division. Yes, it is two brigades, tank and motorized infantry, but ... It's two teams. Instead regiment guarding the corn and served as a scarecrow for local recruits.
And with such a glorious past, with the officers and sergeants, believes the division will be able to become one of the best in the county. I'd like that.
We hope that after a while will be able to visit again Boguchar and become more familiar with everything happening in the brigades.
Article with many photos at Topwar.ru
So basically appears the 10th Tank division is into it's last training stages and will be fully operational soon. It appears to be a two brigade / regiment force, one Tank (probably the 1st) and one Motor Rifle (the 9th). If the structure continues as the 2nd and 4th Divisions will also include an artillery regiment with other support units.