List of divisions of the People's Liberation Army

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The People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China has had many divisions since it was officially established in 1949.

Infantry divisions[edit]

Armored divisions[edit]

The IISS Military Balance 2012 listed nine armoured divisions as part of the People's Liberation Army.[21]

Artillery divisions[edit]

Aviation divisions[edit]

Engineering divisions[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "People's Liberation Army". fas.org. Archived from the original on September 18, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ Dennis J. Blasko. "PLA Ground Forces: Moving Toward a Smaller, More Rapidly Deployable, Modern Combined Arms Force" The People's Liberation Army as Organization: Reference Volume v1.0, James C. Mulvenon and Andrew N. D. Yang eds. (Santa Monico: RAND; 2002)
  3. ^ a b c Jane's Sentinel, p. 91
  4. ^ a b c Hu & Ma 1987, p. 36.
  5. ^ Zhang 1995, p. 152.
  6. ^ PLA Order of Battle, Disbanded Divisions Archived 2007-08-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ a b Blasko, 2006, 76
  8. ^ a b Guang 2007, p. 93.
  9. ^ Zhang 1995, p. 94.
  10. ^ Ryan, Finkelstein & McDevitt 2003, p. 101
  11. ^ Hu & Ma 1987, p. 7.
  12. ^ Appleman 1989, p. 45.
  13. ^ Blasko 2006, 76
  14. ^ Hu & Ma 1987, p. 39.
  15. ^ Chinese Military Science Academy 2000a, p. 318
  16. ^ Hu & Ma 1987, p. 8.
  17. ^ a b Zhang 1995, p. 270.
  18. ^ Hu & Ma 1987, p. 26.
  19. ^ Xinhui, I was asked to write something on the 2nd Armored Division Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine., accessed June 2012
  20. ^ Hu & Ma 1987, p. 131.
  21. ^ IISS Military Balance 2012, 234.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i Hu & Ma 1987, pp. 187–190, 196–197.
  23. ^ Hu & Ma 1987, p. 130.
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Hu & Ma 1987, p. 185.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Zhang 2004, p. 215.
  26. ^ RAND 2002, 449.
  27. ^ a b c d e f RAND 2002, 450.
  28. ^ Zhang 2004, p. 225.
  29. ^ 空军航空兵第14师. "空军航空兵第14师_互动百科". www.baike.com. Archived from the original on 30 July 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  30. ^ a b c d e Zhang 2004, p. 216.
  31. ^ a b "Orbats - Scramble". www.scramble.nl. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  32. ^ 张积慧 (Zhang Jihui) (in Chinese), Rongcheng, China: Rongcheng People's Government, archived from the original on July 7, 2011, retrieved July 12, 2010 

References[edit]

  • Appleman, Roy (1989), Disaster in Korea: The Chinese Confront MacArthur, 11, College Station, TX: Texas A and M University Military History Series, ISBN 978-1-60344-128-5 
  • Blasko, Dennis J. The Chinese Army today: tradition and transformation for the 21st century, Routledge, 2006. ISBN 0-415-77003-3
  • Chinese Military Science Academy (2000a), History of War to Resist America and Aid Korea (抗美援朝战争史) (in Chinese), Volume II, Beijing: Chinese Military Science Academy Publishing House, ISBN 7-80137-392-8 
  • Guang, Ting (光亭) (2007), Dong, Min Jie (董旻杰), ed., "Ice and Blood, Changjin Lake (冰血长津湖)", Der Strum (突击) Magazine Korean War Special Issue (in Chinese) (1st ed.), Hohhot, Inner Mongolia: Inner Mongolian People's Publishing House (内蒙古人民出版社), ISBN 7-204-081668 
  • Hu, Guang Zheng (胡光正); Ma, Shan Ying (马善营) (1987), Chinese People's Volunteer Army Order of Battle (中国人民志愿军序列) (in Chinese), Beijing: Chinese People's Liberation Army Publishing House, OCLC 298945765 
  • Ryan, Mark A.; Finkelstein, David M.; McDevitt, Michael A. (2003), Chinese Warfighting: The PLA Experience Since 1949, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, ISBN 0-7656-1087-6 
  • Zhang, Shu Guang (1995), Mao's Military Romanticism: China and the Korean War, 1950–1953, Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, ISBN 0-7006-0723-4 
  • Zhang, Xiao Ming (2004), Red Wings Over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea, College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, ISBN 1-58544-201-1 
  • Jane's Sentinel, China/North East Asia, June–Dec 2000

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