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22nd Guards Tank Division
Active 1957-1990
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Soviet Army
Type Armor
Part of 6th Guards Tank Army
Garrison/HQ Cherkaske

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Battle honours Cherkasy

The 22nd Guards Tank Division was a tank division of the Soviet Army. The division traced its lineage back to the World War II 7th Guards Airborne Division (First formation), which became the 115th Guards Rifle Division after the end of the war. In 1957, the 115th became the 22nd Guards Tank Division.

During the Cold War, it was based at Cherkaske, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, as part of the 6th Guards Tank Army. It was disbanded in 1990 to make room for the 93rd Guards Motor Rifle Division, which had been withdrawn from Hungary.[1][2]


  1. Holm, Michael. "22nd Guards Tank Division". 
  2. Feskov et al 2013, p. 486


  • Feskov, V.I.; Golikov, V.I.; Kalashnikov, K.A.; Slugin, S.A. (2013) (in Russian). Вооруженные силы СССР после Второй Мировой войны: от Красной Армии к Советской. Tomsk: Scientific and Technical Literature Publishing. ISBN 9785895035306. 

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