40th Guards Pomeranskaya Red Banner order of Suvorov Tank Division

40-я гвардейская танковая Померанская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 15309

Activated 25.6.57 in Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, from the 28th Guards Mechanised Division.

In 1960 the 73rd independent Tank Training Battalion was disbanded.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 the 676th independent Missile Battalion and the 141st independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

In 3.63 the 287th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment was replaced by the 75th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment, from the 26th Guards Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 772nd independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 772nd independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 544th independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 11th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1038th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

20.7.88 the 676th independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the 463rd Missile Brigade.

19.11.93 renamed 10th independent Guards Tank Brigade.

In 6.97 renamed 196th Guards Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.

Disbanded 2008.



Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Equipment 1.1.2000 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - High-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III).