9th Bobruisko-Berlinskaya Red Banner order of Suvorov Tank Division

9-я танковая Бобруйско-Берлинская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 30613; from 3.47: 60990

Activated 1.7.45 in Riesa, East Germany, from the 9th Tank Corps.

Organisation 1946:

6.5.54 re-organised:

25.6.57 reorganised (ordered 12.3.57):

19.6.57 renamed 13th Tank Division.

12.2.58 converted to a heavy tank division, and was renamed 13th Heavy Tank Division:

In 1960 the 60th independent Tank Training Battalion was disbanded.

Organisation 1960:

11.1.65 renamed 9th Heavy Tank Division.

11.4.65 converted to a regular tank division, and renamed 9th Tank Division:

In 1968 the 109th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 109th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 112th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 671st independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1071st independent Material Supply Battalion, and the 85th independent Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

In 6.83 the 688th independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the 432nd Missile Brigade.

Organisation 1988:

Reorganised 7.89:

Organisation 1990:

Disbanded 4.92.




Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

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