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The 39th Air Assault Brigade is a Category II (Category B) air assault brigade from the Carpathian Military District.

Non canon Edit

The 80th Parachute-Landing Regiment was formed in 1955 at Kirovabad in the Transcaucasus MD. In 1979, the brigade relocated to Lvov in the Carpathian MD and was renamed the 39th Air Assault Brigade. The 39th served in Afghanistan as an independent brigade and also attached to 105th Air Assault Division. In 224th Training Center of the Soviet Airborne Forces and reverted to Category II status. With the outbreak of war with China in 1995, the brigade was brought up to full strength with reservists and renamed as 224th Air Assault Brigade. The brigade was used as a theater reserve throughout 1995 and 1996. In early 1997, the brigade reverted to its earlier name, the 39th Air Assault Brigade.

Prewar orbat Edit

39th Air Assault Brigade (HQ: Lvov, Ukrainian SSR)

  • 1st Airborne Infantry Battalion
  • 2nd Airborne Infantry Battalion
  • 3rd Airborne Infantry Battalion
  • Howitzer Battalion
  • Recon Company
  • Engineer Company
  • Antitank Battery

References Edit

US Army Field Manual 100-60 [1]

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