10th Guards Uralsko-Lvovskaya order of the October Revolution Red Banner orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Volunteer Tank Division imeni Marshal of the Soviet Union R. Ya. Malinovsky

10-я гвардейская танковая Уральско-Львовская ордена Октябрьской революции Краснознамённая орденов Суворова и Кутузова добровольческая дивизия имени Маршала Советского Союза Р. Я. Малиновского

Military Unit: 45270, from 3.47: 60550, from 7.94: 63453

Activated 28.6.45 in Chrudim(?), Czechoslovakia, from the 10th Guards Tank Corps.

Organisation 1946:

31.10.46 reduced to 10th Guards Tank Regiment (mobilisation) - all attached units remained, but were downsized (regiment to battalion, battalion to company), but 3.50 again expanded to full size.

6.5.54 re-organised:

In 6.57 reorganised (ordered 12.3.57):

In 1960 the 00 independent Tank Training Battalion was disbanded.

In 1961 the 697th independent Missile Battalion was activated.

19.2.62 the 60th independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

In 1962 the 343rd Guards Heavy Tank Regiment was renamed 63rd Guards Tank Regiment.

16.6.67 named "imeni Marshal of the Soviet Union R. Ya. Malinovsky".

In 1968 the 131st independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 131st independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 127th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

21.2.78 awarded the order of the October Revolution.

In 1980 the 685th independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1072nd independent Material Supply Battalion, and the 248th independent Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

In 9.87 the 697th independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the 448th Missile Brigade.

Organisation 1988:

In 6.90 the 7th independent Guards Reconnaissance Battalion was transferred to the 47th Guards Tank Division, in exchange for the 112th independent Reconnaissance Battalion (Halberstadt, East Germany).

In 1997 the 63rd Guards Tank Regiment and the 6th independent Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade, was united as the 6th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment.

Organisation 2000:

2009 renamed 262nd Guards Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.




Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Equipment 1.1.2000 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - First Line (US terms: Category I) - manning was almost 100%.