13th Guards Poltavskaya order of Lenin twice Red Banner orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Tank Division

13-я гвардейская танковая Полтавская ордена Ленина, дважды Краснознамённая, орденов Суворова и Кутузова дивизия

Military Unit: 30206

Activated 15.12.56 in Veszprém, Hungary, as the 21st Guards Tank Division, from the 39th Guards Mechanised Division.

Organisation 1960:

In 1961 the 698th independent Missile Battalion was activated.

19.2.62 the 77th independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

11.1.65 renamed 13th Guards Tank Division.

In 1968 the 372nd independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 372nd independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 488th independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 000 independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 86th independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1080th independent Material Supply Battalion, and the 33rd independent Guards Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

In 1985 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Battalion was renamed 334thth independent Chemical Defence Company.

7.9.87 the 698th independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the 459th Missile Brigade.

Organisation 1988:

Disbanded 12.89:




Divisional coordinates:

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