12th Guards Prikarpatsko-Berlinskaya Red Banner order of Suvorov Tank Division

12-я гвардейская танковая Прикарпатско-Берлинская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 18832; from 3.47: 58440

Activated 6.7.45 in Neuruppin, East Germany, from the 12th Guards Tank Corps.

Organisation 1946:

6.5.54 re-organised:

25.6.57 reorganised (ordered 12.3.57):

In 1958 the 75th Guards Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment was transferred to the 207th Motorised Rifle Division, and was replaced by the 933rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment.

In 1960 the 59th independent Tank Training Battalion was disbanded.

Organisation 1960:

In 1961 the 639th independent Missile Battalion was activated.

19.2.62 the 64th independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

In 1968 the 136th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 136th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

In 11.68 the 803rd Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment and the 843rd Guards Artillery Regiment were transferred to the 25th Tank Division, and were replaced by the 400th Motorised Rifle Regiment and the 117th Artillery Regiment, from the same division.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 129th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 674th independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1074th independent Material Supply Battalion, and the 89th independent Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

In 1.83 the 400th Motorised Rifle Regiment was replaced by the 200th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment.

In 9.87 the 639th independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the 442nd Missile Brigade.

Organisation 1988:

Disbanded 2.91:




Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings) - under transfer to Vladikavkaz, Severo-Osetinskaya ASSR - equipped with T-80 tanks:

Divisional coordinates:

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