5th Tank Army

5th Tank Army
Active 1942–1943
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Red Army

5th Tank Army is the name of several Soviet units during World War II (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 Voronezh 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.
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