The black color of the patch symbolizes prudence and constancy, subordination to the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
The oak wreath is a symbol of courage, strength, perseverance, valor and fidelity to duty.
The Panzer Troops are capable of performing a wide range of military tasks, but the main fields of their application are the direct support of infantry, anti-tank operations and development of breakthroughs. The armored units enter the area where the enemy’s defense is broken open and, due to its high mobility, firepower and considerable autonomy, can move deeper into the defense, cutting the supply lines, destroying military infrastructure, the headquarters and communications centers, blocking nodal elements (such as road forks). In favorable conditions the panzer formations can encircle the enemy.
However, despite the high flexibility of a tank and its magnificent combat capabilities, it can not perform every task. For example, when a battle takes place in a settlement, a tank can act only when is densely supported by a motorized unit (infantry). Due to the improper use of the armored troops early in the first Chechen campaign, they suffered significant losses in equipment and personnel. A tank is also poorly protected from the air strikes.