So basically its random if you get to keep your good surviving Tank divisions, or if they get changed early. Why do I have a feeling some where kept permanently? Maybe because some stuck around for a very long time and never got converted into 42.
Perhaps you have read David Glantz' August Storm, or at least something with a detailed OOB for the Soviet Army in the Manchurian Operation in 1945?
Two pre-war tank divisions in the far east were never transitioned to the new OOB. Colonel Glantz identifies them as the 61st tank Division, part of 39th Army, and the 111th Tank Division, assigned as a front asset to Marshal Malinovsky's Transbaykal front.
Additionally the 36th and 57th Motorised Rifle divisions, also artifacts of the "stumbling colossus" era TOE, were still in existence in the far East, and were assigned to 6th Guard Tank Army when it transited from Austria to Mongolia in 1945.
< Message edited by Ian R -- 2/19/2020 12:42:27 PM >
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