A special discharge armored special forces were the Red Army. In the Red Army, they were reduced in the division. 4th and 8th divisions of armored trains were at the disposal of the Western Special Military District. In April 1941, as part of the Red Army began to form five airborne corps, imevshihv composed of 3 Airborne Brigade (vdbr), housing artillery regiment and a battalion of light tanks. In WSMD it was formed 4th Airborne Corps (214, 7.8 vdbr, 462 cap, a tank battalion of T-37 / T-38), under the command of Major-General A. Jews (later Zhadov -. Note aut. ).. By June 1, 1941 housing compounds (the formation of statewide - 8029 people) personnel were fully staffed, and the newly formed brigades (7, 8 vdbr) began special training. From materiel lacked "only knapsack flamethrowers and 3 thousand (?) Parachutes" . Marines are an elite strike force of the Red Army. Especially good was produced 214 th Airborne Brigade under the command of a pioneer of Soviet Airborne Troops Colonel AF Levashov.