THE AVIATION FORCES OF THE WESTERN GROUP OF FORCES
(Zapadnaya Gruppa Voysk - ZGV)

(HQ Wünsdorf)
Aviation forces on 1st January 1991

The Army Aviation ( Armeyskaya Aviatsiya - AA)


1 gvTA (gvardeiskaya tankovaya armiya/guards tank army) (HQ Dresden)

      6 ove BU Hellerau (Dresden) (01) Mi-6VKP “Hook-B”, (01) Mi-22 “Hook-C”, (04) Mi-8TV “Hip-C”
(02) Mi-8PPA “Hip-K”, (02) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”, (02) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”
      225 obvp Allstedt (20) Mi-8TV/MT/MTV-2 “Hip-C/-H”, (20) Mi-24D “Hind-D”, (20) Mi-24V “Hind-E”
      485 ovp BU Brandis (16) Mi-8TV “Hip-C”, (24) Mi-8MTV -2 “Hip-H”, (02) Mi-8VzPU "Hip-D"
(05) Mi-9 “Hip-G”
(24) Mi-24V “Hind-E”, (06) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”, (06) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”


2 gvTA (gvardeiskaya tankovaya armiya/guards tank army) (HQ Fürstenberg)

      9 ove BU Neuruppin (01) Mi-6VKP “Hook-B”, (01) Mi-22 “Hook-C”
(03-04) Mi-8TV/MT/MTV-2 “Hip-C/-H”, (04) Mi-8PPA “Hip-K”, (01) Mi-8R
(01) Mi-9 “Hip-G”, (02) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”, (02) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”
      172 obvp Parchim (Damm) (13) Mi-8TV “Hip-C”, (08) Mi-8MT/MTV-2 “Hip-H”, (25) Mi-24V “Hind-E”
(12) Mi-24P “Hind-F”
& det. Lärz (Mirow) (xx) Mi-24P “Hind-F”
      439 ovp BU Parchim (Damm) (22) Mi-8TV “HipC”, (06) Mi-8MTV-2 “Hip-H”, (03) Mi-9 “Hip-G””
(26) Mi-24V “Hind-E”
& det. Lärz (Mirow) (06) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”, (07) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”


3 OA (obchevoyskovaya "udarnaya" armiya/combined-arms "shock" army) (HQ Magdebourg)

      296 ove BU Mahlwinkel (02) Mi-6VKP “Hook-B”, (04) Mi-8TV/MTV-2 “Hip-C/-H”, (02) Mi-8PPA “Hip-K”
(01) Mi-9 “Hip-G”, (02) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”, (02) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”
      178 obvp Stendal (Borstel) (20) Mi-8TV/MT/MTV-2 “Hip-C/-H”, (20) Mi-24V “Hind-E”, (20) Mi-24P “Hind-F”
      440 ovp BU Stendal (Borstel) (20) Mi-8TV/MT/MTV-2 “Hip-C/-H”, (03) Mi-9 “Hip-G”
(15) Mi-24D “Hind-D”, (12) Mi-24V “Hind-E”
(06) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”, (06) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”


8 gvOA (gvardeiskaya obchevoyskovaya armiya/guards combined-arms army) (HQ Weimar)

      298 ove BU Hassleben (09) Mi-2T/U “Hoplite”, (01) Mi-6VKP “Hook-B”, (01) Mi-22 “Hook-C”
(02-03) Mi-8TV “Hip-C”, (01) Mi-8R, (02) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”,
(02) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”
      336 obvp Nohra (Weimar) (20) Mi-8TV/MT/MTV-2 “Hip-C/-H”, (21) Mi-24V “Hind-E”, (08) Mi-24P “Hind-F”
      486 ovp BU Altes Lager (Jüterbog) (20) Mi-8TV “Hip-C”, (32) Mi-24D/V “Hind-D/-E”
(04) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”, (04) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”, (02) Mi-9 “Hip-G”


20 gvOA (gvardeiskaya obchevoyskovaya armiya/guards combined-arms army) (HQ Eberswalde)

      41 ove BU Werneuchen (05) Mi-2T/U “Hoplite”, (01) Mi-6VKP “Hook-B”, (01) Mi-22 “Hook-C”
(Finow until 9/1990)(02) Mi-8TV “Hip-C”, (01) Mi-8T "Salon" “Hip-C”, (02) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”
(02) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”
      337 obvp Mahlwinkel (07) Mi-8TV “Hip-C”, (12) Mi-8MT/MTV-2 “Hip-H”, (40) Mi-24D/V “Hind-D/-E”
      487 ovp BU Gross Dölln (Templin) (16) Mi-8MT/MTV-2 “Hip-H”, (04) Mi-9 “Hip-G”, (16) Mi-24V “Hind-E”
(Werneuchen in 6/1991)(04) Mi-24R “Hind-G1”, (04) Mi-24K “Hind-G2”

      ove BU   : otdel'naya vertoletnaya eskadril'ya Boyevogo i Upravleniya
      obvp       : otdel'nyy boevoy vertoletnyy polk
      ovp BU   : otdel'nyy vertoletnyy polk Boyevogo i Upravleniya

    Combined-arms army = composed of all the branches of the ground forces: infantry, recce, artillery, engineers, NBC, communications,
    anti aircraft defence, etc.

Capital or small letters? The abbreviations used in this order of battle are identical to those found in Russian official documents. We have however chosen to use capital letters in the other pages of this site for legibility reasons.


Order of battle 16.VA

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