5th Tank Army

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5th Tank Army
Active 1942-1943
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Red Army flag.svg Red 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.[1]

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.


  1. ^ Glantz, David M.; House, Jonathan (2009). To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas. p. 2. ISBN 9780700616305.