17th Tank Brigade

17th Tank Brigade is a tank formation of Armed Forces of Ukraine. The unit is the direct successor of Soviet 17th Tank Division. In 2014, when the war broken out in Donbas, the unit was in the process of reorganization to 2nd Tank Brigade and only a skeleton staff was present. The reorganization was ceased soon after it and the unit was deployed to Donbas. In fall 2014, most of the brigade was staffed with volunteers, mainly from territorial battalions. Additional mechanized battalions were formed to help 17th Brigade but in 2015, two battalions were transferred to other units. All tank units were withdrawn from the frontline in 2015 after the battle of Debaltseve.

On the night of the invasion, part of the brigade was stationed in Luhansk Oblast and one tank battalion in Mariupol.

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Structure

1st Tank Battalion

The battalion has three companies and each company is equipped with ten tanks.

2nd Tank Battalion

The battalion has three companies and each company is equipped with ten tanks.

3rd Tank Battalion

The battalion has three companies and each company is equipped with ten tanks.

Mechanized Battalion

Formed from the volunteers of 40th Territorial Defense Battalion “Kyivan Rus”. Equipped with BMPs.

Artillery Group

Brigade artillery group equipped with 2S1 and 2S3 self-propelled artillery vehicles.

Reconnaissance Company

Brigade scouts. The unit is equipped with BRDM-2s.

Anti-Aircraft Company

The company provides protection against danger from the air. It’s equipped with Tonguska and Strela-10.

Support units

This includes all rear elements such as engineers, communication, medics, and material support unit.

Uniforms

All images of uniforms listed below are taken from the official social media page of the unit.
MM-14

The camouflage was officially adopted as standard camouflage of Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2014. The semi-arid, with the addition of digital pattern, works well in Ukrainian nature.

Vehicles

All images of equipment listed below are taken from the official social media page of the unit.

T-64B

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T-64BV

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T-72M1

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BMP-2

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BMP-1

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MT-LB

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BRDM-2

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MT-LB-S

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2S1 Gvozdika

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9K35 Strela-10

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2K22 Tonguska

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BM-21 Grad

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2S3 Akatsiya

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R145

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