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The tactical insignias of the Soviet armored units

Drawings by A. Stefanov and A. Kazakov

The summer color of the Soviet tactical signs was white on green camouflage, the winter color was red on white camouflage. Also, for fast aerial recognition, there were the white (red) circles, lines, triangles, crosses, squares on the turret's roofs. The red star was the main symbol of Russian national markings, but used rarely.


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The tactical sign of 7th Guards heavy tank brigade (IS-2)

summer color of the Soviet tactical signs was white on green camouflage
The emblem of 41st Guards tank brigade of 7th mechanized corps USSR.

The insignia of 90th tank brigade (T-34)
124-th tank brigade , KV-1 (previously - 24th tank division)
124th tank brigade, KV-1 (previously - 24th tank division).
Russian fir-tree for T-34 and captured panzers Pz.III, Pz.IV
The emblem of separate 213th tank brigade "fir-tree" (T-34 and captured panzers Pz.III, Pz.IV)
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The identification marks of 8th selfpropelled artillery brigade: an eagle (SU-76M, T-70)

tactical markings: the rhomboid shape of world first combat tanksdecal: diamond rhomboid
The most common RKKA tactical markings: the rhomb with a numbers inside.
The diamond was the Russian staff sign for the tanks (the rhomboid shape of world first combat tanks).



The "7" digit in a square was the tactical signs of 4th Guards mechanized corps in 1944. The different animals became to this role in 1945:
Escarapela ww2
36th Guards tank brigade - a standing bear
ruske znak USSR
13th Guards mechanized brigade - a deer
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14th Guards mechanized brigade - an elefant

15th Guards mechanized brigade - a flying swallow
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740th flak regiment - an elk
WW2 tank marks
unknown unit - a horse
also there were giraffe, crocodile (lizard), fox (wolf) and probably rhino identification signs




3rd tank corps


9th tank corps

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1st Guards tank corps badge
Identification mark
The tactical insignia of 2-nd Guards tank corps: an arrow

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3rd Guards tank corps - identification mark "Saturn ring"
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4th Guards tank corps - the oak leaves
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5th Guards tank corps - the number 51 or 5

The insignias of 2-nd Guards tank army (three corps)

The insignias of 3-rd Guards tank army (three corps)

8th Guards tank corps


10th Guards tank corps

Insignias of 11th Guards tank corps: 40th, 44th and 45th Guards tank brigades.
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3rd Guards mech corps
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5th Guards mechanized corps
winter color was red on white camouflage
8th mechanized corps (M4 Sherman)
insignia of 10th mech corps
10th mechanized corps (T-34-85)
sign of 5th Guards cavalry corps
5th Guards cavalry corps (SU-76)



338th Guards heavy selfpropelled artillery regiment (ISU-152).

376th Guards heavy selfpropelled artillery regiment (ISU-152) - the square sign or "K" char.
 emblems of artillery and tanks together 1443SAP
1443rd selfpropelled artillery regiment: emblems of artillery and tanks together.
Emblem 366GSAP USSR WWII WW2
366th Guards selfpropelled artillery regiment.
119 ITP RKKA
119th engineer tank regiment of Red Army
RKKA 53 tp
53rd tank regiment of 81st motorized division (BT-7)
48 OTP
48th tank regiment of USSR (-34).




WWII Russian tank markings. Armor side profiles with decals:

4th Guards mechanised corps 8th Guards tank corps 7th Guards heavy tank brigade


9th , 11th , 31th tank corps different armoured units


1st 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Guards tank armies of USSR


The insignias of the Slavic national units 1st Czechoslovak tank brigade


1st Polish tank corps Polish armor units



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