72nd Mechanized Brigade

Active:

1992 – today

Submission:

OC North

Role:

Mechanized Brigade

Size:

Brigade

Type:

Separate

72nd Mechanized Brigade named after the Black Cossacks (72-га окрема механізована бригада) is a mechanized brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine. The unit participated in the War in Donbas since 2014 and fought near Izvarin, Zelenopillya and Avdiivka.

1st Mechanized Battalion

First mechanized brigade.

2nd Mechanized Battalion

Second mechanized brigade.

3rd Mechanized Battalion

Third mechanized battalion.

12th Motorized Battalion

Separate motorized battalion, created in 2014 as 12th Territorial Defense Battalion Kyiv and later reformed.

Tank Battalion

Tank battalion is equipped with T-64 tanks.

Artillery Group

Equipped by BM-21 Grad, 2S1 Gvozdika and 2S3 Akatsyia.

Anti-Aircraft Division

Anti-Aircraft defense of the brigade. The unit is equipped with Tunguska and Strela-10.

Reconnaissance Company

Brigade scouts. The unit is equipped with BRDM-2s.

Support units

This includes all rear elements such as engineers, communication, medics, and material support unit.

MM-14

The camouflage was officially adopted as standard camouflage of Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2014. The semi-arid, with the addition of digital pattern, works well in Ukrainian nature.

T-64B

Type: MBT | Quantity: 5+

T-64BV

Type: MBT | Quantity: 13+

BMP-1

Type: IFV | Quantity: 5+

BMP-2

Type: IFV | Quantity: 10+

MT-LB

Type: LAV | Quantity: 5+

BRDM-2

Type: LAV | Quantity: 5+

2K35 Strela-10

Type: AA | Quantity: 2+

2K22 Tunguska

Type: AA | Quantity: 5+

BM-21 Grad

Type: Artillery | Quantity: 5+

2S1 Gvozdika

Type: Artillery | Quantity: 5+

2S3 Akatsyia

Type: Artillery | Quantity: 4+