HomePage Contact HomePage Server's map Up News Division of RPT Dossier number 1 History of RPT RPT Military schools Weaponry of RPT Contact Archives Welcome!
Divisions of RPT
News
Divisions of RPT
Dossier number 1
History of RPT

The 7th Guards parachute division

THE 7th GUARDS PARACHUTE DIVISION


Motto:
"Courage, Bravery, Honor!"

Insignia is based on the mythology of West Slavs, who considered that the bison was the personification of power and nobleness. Bison is an historical symbol of Kaunas where the division was formed and stationed for more than 45 years.

During the war the division crossed with fights Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia. Paratroopers showed special fighting capacities for repulse of fight outnumbered forces of divisions SS during the battle near the lake Balaton and taking Vienna. From the beginning of 1956 the 7th Guards division was the first to test the airplanes AN-8, AN-12, AN-22, IL-76, the new parachute systems, all armoured troop carriers and artillery system "Nona". Division fulfilled peaceful tasks in Azerbaijan and Abhazia and redislocated from Kaunas to Novorosisk.

RPT Military schools
Weaponry RPT
Contact
Archivers