5th Guards Red Banner Tank Army

5-я гвардейская танковая Краснознамённая армия

Military Unit: 36809


Activated 22.2.43.

12.6.46 renamed 5th Guards Mechanised Army.

31.10.46 reduced to the 5th Guards Mechanised Division (mobilisation) - the attached divisions became regiments.

28.10.48 again enlarged, and became the 5th Guards Mechanised Army.

29.4.57 renamed 5th Guards Tank Army.

Organisation 1960:

29.3.60 the 5th Heavy Tank Division was disbanded.

Organisation 1970:

21.2.74 awarded the Red Banner.

From 8.79 the 84th Motorised Rifle Division (mobilisation) was attached to the tank army.

Organisation 1980:

In 1987 the 84th Motorised Rifle Division (mobilisation) was disbanded.

Organisation 1988:

6.92 taken over by Belarus, and 12.8.92 renamed 5th Guards Army Corps.