5th Tank Army
|5th Tank Army|
5th Tank Army is the name of several Soviet units during the Soviet-German war (not to be confused with the 5th Guards Tank Army).
Its first formation occurred on 5 June 1942, commanded by Major-General Alexander Lizyukov, serving under the Bryansk Front in the Voronej sector, and was dissolved after suffering heavy losses on 15 July 1942.
The second formation occurred on 3 September 1942, where it served under the Southwestern Front for the winter offensive 1942-1943 and was dissolved on 20 April 1943. Its staff served as the core for the creation of the 12th Army.