8th Red Banner Tank Army

8-я танковая Краснознамённая армия

Military Unit: 57949


Activated 12.6.46 in Zhitomir, Zhitomir Oblast, as the 8th Mechanised Army, from the 52nd Combined Arms Army.

1.5.57 renamed 8th Tank Army.

Organisation 1960:

In 8.68 the 31st Tank Division took part in the invasion of Czechoslovakia, and became part of the Central Group of Forces - replaced by the newly activated 50th Tank Division (mobilisation) in 12.68.

1.11.68 the 117th Guards Tank Division became a training division, and was transferred to district control.

Organisation 1970:

15.1.74 awarded the Red Banner.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

1.92 taken over by Ukraine.