Soviet Fronts strengths: Overview

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Re: Soviet Fronts strengths: Overview

Post by Art » 01 Dec 2021 20:18

As posted above (strength of the forces on the front):
1 June 1944:
Total - 6 750 240
incl. ground forces - 5 814 472
Army air forces - 369 490
PVO - 258 904
Navy - 307 374
The next question is what would you count as a division:
http://teatrskazka.com/Raznoe/BoevojSos ... -1944.html

I would take (numbers as of 1.6.44)
435 rifle divisions
10 airborne divisions
18 cavalry division
9 rifle and 4 ski brigades equivalent to 6.5 divisions
22 fortified regions equivalent to 11 divisions
16 tank corps equivalent to 18 divisions
6 mechanized corps equivalent to 6 divisions
Total 502.5

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Re: Soviet Fronts strengths: Overview

Post by Art » 16 Jan 2022 15:50

Authorized and actual strength of Red Army's ground and air forces in 1929-1939 as of 1st January of each year:

Ground forces (authorized/actual strength)
1929 - 538,000/552,000 men
1930 - 540,000/568,000
1931 - 559,000/568,000
1932 - 656,000/675,000
1933 - 816,000/740,000
1934 - 751,000/760,000
1935 - 758,000/789,000
1936 - 917,000/864,000
1937 - 1,135,000/1,126,000
1938 - 1,263,000/1,233,000
1939 - 1,476,000/1,432,000

Air forces (authorized/actual strength)
1929 - 31,000/23,000
1930 - 42,000/27,000
1931 - 38,000/33,000
1932 - 63,000/55,000
1933 - 100,000/80,000
1934 - 83,000/76,000
1935 - 94,000/91,000
1936 - 116,000/111,000
1937 - 170,000/160,000
1938 - 195,000/192,000
1939 - 200,000/188,000

From appendix to "Mobilization planning and political decisions. End of 20s - mid 30s." by O. Ken (2002)
http://olegken.ru/work/hid/book/mobil/Appendix_4g.pdf

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