1st Tank Brigade is a tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, formed in 1997 from the 292nd Tank Regiment. In spring 2014, the brigade moved to the border with Russia in Sumy region to protect the shortest way to Kyiv. A few days later, one battalion was transferred to Donbas and supported mechanized brigades in the Luhansk region, mainly around the Luhansk Airport. In 2015, they supported 30th Mechanized Brigade in Debaltseve and destroyed at least three enemy tanks.

On the night of the invasion, the brigade was stationed in Chernihiv Oblast and was the main force defending the area.

Recent News

Recap Deployment Map changes – Week 44

The weekly recap of the latest unit changes on our Deployment map.

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Recap Deployment Map changes – Week 40

The weekly recap of the latest unit changes on our Deployment map.

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Ukraine moves fresh brigades to Donbas

Ukrainian command has decided to deploy additional troops to Donbas, signaling a possible rotation of Ukrainian units.

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List of volunteer units included into army

Ukrainian volunteer battalions are once again on the frontline and fighting against the Russian invaders.

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All Tank Brigades pages available

You can find details about all Ukrainian Tank brigades on our site.

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Structure

Here you can find the last known structure of the unit, including their insignias if available.

Brigade’s Headquarters

The unit includes the headquarters, management and commandant platoon.

1st Tank Battalion

The linear tank battalion of the 1st Tank Brigade.

2nd Tank Battalion

The second linear tank battalion of the brigade.

3rd Tank Battalion

The third linear tank battalion of the brigade.

4th Tank Battalion

The fourth linear tank battalion of the brigade.

1st Mechanized Battalion

The first mechanized battalion of the 1st Tank Brigade.

1st Rifle Battalion

The first linear rifle battalion of the brigade.

2nd Rifle Battalion

Linear rifle battalion of the brigade, formed after the Russian full-scale invasion.

Artillery Group

Artillery group of the brigade.

Anti-Aircraft Defense Battalion

The air defense battalion of the brigade.

Reconnaissance Company

The scouts of the brigade.

Engineer Battalion

The engineers of the brigade.

Logistic Battalion

The logistic battalion of the brigade.

Maintenance Battalion

The repair & restoration battalion of the brigade.

Signal Company

The signal company of the brigade.

Radar Company

The radar and radiolocation company of the brigade.

Medical Company

The medics of the brigade.

CBRN Protection Company

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence unit.

UAV Strike Company Pegas

The company of striking unmanned aerial systems of the brigade.

ORBAT

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Equipment

Here you can find all equipment of the unit. All images of vehicles and weapons listed below are taken from the official social media page of the unit.

2022 - today

T-72M

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 2+

T-72B

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 2+

T-64BV

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 50+

BMP-1

Type:

IFV

| Amount:

BRDM-2

Type:

LAV

| Amount: 2+

MT-LBu

Type:

APC

| Amount:

2S1 Gvozdika

Type:

Artillery

| Amount: 5+

2S3 Akatsiya

Type:

Artillery

| Amount:

BM-21 Grad

Type:

MLRS

| Amount:

9K35 Strela-10

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

| Amount:

2K22 Tunguska

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

| Amount:

until 2022

T-64BV

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 50+

T-64B

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 2+

BMP-1

Type:

IFV

| Amount:

BRDM-2

Type:

LAV

| Amount: 2+

MT-LBu

Type:

APC

| Amount:

2S1 Gvozdika

Type:

Artillery

| Amount: 5+

2S3 Akatsiya

Type:

Artillery

| Amount:

BM-21 Grad

Type:

MLRS

| Amount:

2K22 Tunguska

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

| Amount:

9K35 Strela-10

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

| Amount:

Equipment Losses

# Vehicle Type Number Date of Loss Place
ID_6 T-64BV March 14, 2022 Chernihiv Oblast
ID_7 T-64BV 613 April 20, 2022 Chernihiv Oblast
ID_8 T-64BV April 10, 2022 Chernihiv Oblast
ID_9 T-64BV mod.2017 March 30, 2022 Kolychivka, Chernihiv Oblast
ID_10 T-64BV April 23, 2022 Chernihiv Oblast
ID_11 T-64BV March 28, 2022 Chernihiv Oblast

Manpower Casualties

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