Establishment of a Tank Army

Establishment of a Tank Army

Report on the combat strength of formations and units of the 2nd Guard Tank Army on 20 December 1944

Newly available archive material from Russia now makes possible a detailed breakdown of a late war Tank Army, showing both its combat and support units in great detail down to company level . This new information expands the current knowledge provided by existing English language sources.

Soviet Mechanised Corps

Soviet Mechanised Corps

Mechanised Corps represented the most expensive divisional sized combat units in the Red Army yet we know relatively little about how they were organised and equipped. Although only a small number of these corps were raised, they were important indicators as to STAVKAs strategic intentions as Mechanised Corps were deployed in many of the key offensives. New information for Russia now allows a more comprehensive look at these interesting units.