"Order of the People's Commissar of Defense #0580
On direction of tanks built by the Stalingrad Tractor Factory to the Stalingrad and North Caucasus Fronts
July 30th, 1942
- Mandate that the GABTU send all tanks produced by STZ to the Stalingrad and North Caucasus Fronts.
- Form homogeneous independent battalions and independent brigades out of STZ produced tanks: only T-34 tanks without small tanks.
- Stalingrad type independent tank battalions will contain 21 T-34 tanks, independent tank brigades will have two battalions plus two tanks for the brigade's commander and chief of staff, for a total of 44 T-34 tanks.
People's Commissar of Defense