4th Guards Kantemirovskaya order of Lenin Red Banner Tank Division imeni Yu.V. Andropov

4-я гвардейская танковая Кантемировская ордена Ленина Краснознамённая дивизия имени Ю.В. Андропова

Military Unit: 19612

Activated 3.7.45 in Naro-Fominsk, Moscow Oblast, from the 4th Guards Tank Corps.

The division takes part in all Red Square military parades.

Organisation 1946:

23.5.53 re-organised:

In 4.55 the 120th Guards Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment was renamed 538th Guards Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment.

In 6.57 reorganised (ordered 12.3.57):

In 1960 the 00 independent Tank Training Battalion was disbanded.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1968 the 106th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 330th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 616th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1088th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

23.2.84 named "imeni Yu.V. Andropov".

Organisation 1988:

In 1989 the 43rd Guards Tank Regiment was replaced by the 14th Guards Tank Regiment.

2009 renamed 4th Guards Tank Brigade.

5.2013 renamed 4th Guards Tank Division.



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 Ready Division - Reduced Strength II (US terms: Category II).