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German Army
Deutsches Heer
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The German Army (German: Deutsches Heer[1], [IPA: heɐ] listen ) is the land component of the Bundeswehr ("Federal Defence Forces") of the Federal Republic of Germany. Traditionally, the German military forces have been composed of the Army, the Navy, and after the First World War, the Air Force. The Heer was re-formed in the 1950s as the West German Army as part of the Bundeswehr. In October 1990, upon the reunification of Germany, the East German army, the National People's Army (NVA), was integrated into the now unified force. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1106x700, 99 KB) From: ZDv 37/10 Die Anzugordnung in der Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces Central Service Regulation) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): German Navy Luftwaffe... The German Army (German: [1], [IPA: heɐ]  ) is the land component of the Bundeswehr (Federal Defence Forces) of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... The German Army Aviators Corps (Heeresflieger) is a special unit within the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). ... The Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) (lit. ... The German Army (German: [1], [IPA: heɐ]  ) is the land component of the Bundeswehr (Federal Defence Forces) of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... The German Army (German: [1], [IPA: heɐ]  ) is the land component of the Bundeswehr (Federal Defence Forces) of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... A standard of the Prussian Army. ... The German Army (Deutsches Heer) was the name given the combined armed forces of the German Empire, also known as the Imperial Army (Reichsheer) or Imperial German Army. ... Reichswehr flag (1921-1935). ... The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, a stylized version of the Iron Cross, the emblem of the Wehrmacht. ... The National People’s Army (German: Nationale Volksarmee) served as the military of the German Democratic Republic. ... The German Heer (as the German Luftwaffe) distinguishes three career paths: officers (Offiziere), NCOs (Unteroffiziere) and enlisted men (Mannschaften). ... Badge of Honour of the Bundeswehr (German: Ehrenzeichen der Bundeswehr) is a German decoration of the Bundeswehr. ... Image File history File links De-Heer-pronunciation. ... The Bundeswehr (German for Federal Defence Force;  ) is the name of the unified armed forces of Germany. ... The Federal Republic of Germany can refer to two things: West Germany from 1949-1990 Germany since German reunification in 1990 ... The Deutsche Marine is the present day German Navy, replacing both the East German Volksmarine and the West German Bundesmarine after the reunification of Germany in 1990. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... West Germany was the informal but almost universally used name for the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until 1990, during which years the Federal Republic did not yet include East Germany. ... This article is about the 1990 German reunification. ... “East Germany” redirects here. ... The National People’s Army (German: Nationale Volksarmee) served as the military of the German Democratic Republic. ...

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Overview

A German infantryman stands at the ready with his G36 during a practice exercise in 2004. US troops watch in the background.
A German infantryman stands at the ready with his G36 during a practice exercise in 2004. US troops watch in the background.

Since Germany first became a modern unified state in 1871, previous names of German unified military forces have included: ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x1312, 1972 KB) Summary 040610-N-1823S-348 Ustka, Poland (June 10, 2004) - A German Army infantryman uses a dummy grenade to assault a room during glass-house training. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x1312, 1972 KB) Summary 040610-N-1823S-348 Ustka, Poland (June 10, 2004) - A German Army infantryman uses a dummy grenade to assault a room during glass-house training. ... The G36 (company designation, Bundeswehr designation Gewehr G36) is an assault rifle designed in the early 1990s and manufactured in Germany by Heckler & Koch. ... For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ...

  • East Germany
    • 1956–October 1990 Nationale Volksarmee ("National People's Army"), consisting of the Landstreitkräfte (Land Forces), Grenztruppen der DDR (Border Troops of the GDR), Luftstreitkräfte / Luftverteidigung (Air Forces / Air Defence) and the Volksmarine (People's Navy)
  • October 1990–present Bundeswehr: Deutsches Heer, Deutsche Marine and Deutsche Luftwaffe.

Reichswehr flag (1921-1935). ... Reichsmarine Jack The Reichsmarine was the name of the German Navy during the Weimar Republic. ... The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, a stylized version of the Iron Cross, the emblem of the Wehrmacht. ... The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, a stylized version of the Iron Cross, the emblem of the Wehrmacht. ... The Kriegsmarine (or War Navy) was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, during the Nazi regime, superseding the Reichsmarine. ... The German Luftwaffe was one of the most powerful, doctrinally advanced, and battle-experienced air forces in the world when World War II started in Europe in September 1939. ... German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The Laboe Naval Memorial for sailors who lost their lives at sea during the World Wars and while on duty at sea and U 995 Modern air... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... The National People’s Army (German: Nationale Volksarmee) served as the military of the German Democratic Republic. ... Grenztruppen der DDR (1961-90) was the East German frontier troops during the time of the hottest communism. ...

Pre-1914

Main article: German Army (German Empire)

After the reform movement of the Prussian Army following a series of disastrous defeats at the hands of her enemies in the 18th Century, internal analysis of the lessons learned had informed Prussian civilian and military leadership that, while individual soldiers were first rate, command structures, staff organization and generalship was a hit-and-miss affair, more dependent on the martial skills of the King and the individual members of the German nobility who dominated the military profession. Too often, military talent was brought together only after the Nation faced a crisis. There was little effective organizational work in between wars. The rise of the German General Staff, an institution that sought to institutionalize military excellence, brought the German Army back from years of atropy and the humiliation of Napoleon's capture of Berlin. With a membership in the officer corps extended to all qualified German speaking men via national examinations, the improved education of the military schools, the intensive selection process of the top 1% of graduated from the Kriegsacademie, with its new rising class of top notch and world class leaders, the German Army was set on a course of eventual near total dominance in Europe. The German Army (Deutsches Heer) was the name given the combined armed forces of the German Empire, also known as the Imperial Army (Reichsheer) or Imperial German Army. ... The German General Staff, (Großer Generalstab, literally, Great General Staff) was an institution whose rise and development gave the German military a decided advantage over its adversaries. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


Following the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo the Prussian Kingdom had years of military successes in the 19th and 20th centuries. Every able bodied man between the ages of 17 and 45 was liable for military service. There were 4 classes of service - Active (Aktiv), Reserve, Landwehr and Landsturm. The Landwehr and Landsturm were only called up at times of war. The basic unit of the army at this time was the Regiment. Regiments were typically raised and supported by a specific city or region. Each regiment was then stationed near its home city. The Reserve regiment was often made up of past members of the local regiment. The Landwehr and Landsturm units were also organized the same way. An individual could spend all 22 years of military service surrounded by their friends and family. This created close ties within regiments, however, because of this system, the entire population of young men from a city or region could be wiped out in one battle. For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ... Combatants French Empire Seventh Coalition: United Kingdom Prussia United Netherlands Hanover Nassau Brunswick Commanders Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney Duke of Wellington, Gebhard von Blücher Strength 73,000 67,000 Anglo-Allies 60,000 Prussian (48,000 engaged by about 18:00) Casualties 25,000 killed or wounded 7,000... For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... active active lifestyle active volcano sexually active, meaning to regularly undertake sexual activity active grammatical voice active electronics are components, circuits or units of equipment that consume power other than the signal itself, most normally to provide amplification. ... The Military Reserves are an organization that is associated with the military but is not in active duty. ... The Landwehr was a type of militia found in 19th- and early 20th-century Europe. ... The Landsturm is the German equivalent of the levee en masse, or general levy of all men capable of bearing arms and not included in the other regularly organized forces, standing army or its second line formations, of Continental nations. ...


World War I 1914–1918

The German army that fought in World War I was not in fact a single, unitary army. The four German kingdoms that existed prior to the unification of Germany in January 1871 - Bavaria, Prussia, Saxony and Württemberg - retained their own army upon unification. Prussia had the largest army of the four. After the unification and the formation of the German Empire, the Prussian army became the nucleus of the Army of the German Empire (Deutsches Reichsheer). By 1914 the German army fielded 50 active divisions and by 1918 251 divisions had been created. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Bavaria (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ... Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DED Capital Dresden Minister-President Georg Milbradt (CDU) Governing parties CDU / SPD Votes in Bundesrat 4 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  18,416 km² (7,110 sq mi) Population 4,252,000 (11/2006)[1]  - Density 231 /km... Arms of the Kingdom of Württemberg The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Wuerttemberg. ... For German colonial territories, see German Colonial Empire. ... Symbol of the Polish 1st Legions Infantry Division in NATO code A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to twenty thousand soldiers. ...


Reichswehr 1918–1935

Main article: Reichswehr

Following the end of World War I and the collapse of the German Empire, most of the German Army (Heer) was demobilized or simply dissolved. Many former soldiers drifted into small paramilitary groups known as Free Corps (Freikorps). The Free Corps were generally groups of 100 men or fewer that protected a neighbourhood or town. Reichswehr flag (1921-1935). ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For German colonial territories, see German Colonial Empire. ... Paramilitary designates forces whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force, but which are not regarded as having the same status. ... The designation of Freikorps (German for Free Corps) was originally applied to voluntary armies. ...


On March 6, 1919 an army known as the Provisional German Defence Force (Vorläufige Reichswehr) was formed with about 400,000 men, many drawn form the Free Corps. Then, in September 30, 1919 the Transitional Army (Übergangsheer) was created from the Defence Force and the Free Corps. is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Finally, on January 1, 1921 the 100,000 man Army of the Weimar Republic (Reichswehr) was formed with seven Infantry Divisions and three Cavalry Divisions. In November 1923, it was troops from the Army of the Weimar Republic who crushed Adolf Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in Munich. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Anthem Das Lied der Deutschen Germany during the Weimar period, with the Free State of Prussia (in blue) as the largest state Capital Berlin Language(s) German Government Republic President  - 1918-1925 Friedrich Ebert  - 1925-1933 Paul von Hindenburg Chancellor  - 1919 Philipp Scheidemann(first)  - 1933 Kurt von Schleicher (last) Legislature... Reichswehr flag (1921-1935). ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hitler redirects here. ... The Beer Hall Putsch was a failed coup détat that occurred between the evening of Thursday, November 8 and the early afternoon of Friday, November 9, 1923, when the Nazi partys leader Adolf Hitler, the popular World War I General Erich Ludendorff, and other leaders of the Kampfbund... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ...


Wehrmacht 1935–1945

Main article: Wehrmacht

Under the Treaty of Versailles, the Reichswehr was only allowed 100,000 men split between the Army and the Navy. Following the 1932 German elections the Nazi party came to power and began to abrogate the treaty. The Army was made part of the Wehrmacht in May 1935 with the passing of the "Law for the Reconstruction of the National Defence Forces". The Wehrmacht included not just the Army and Navy but also a third branch known as the Luftwaffe. Initially, the Army was expanded to 21 divisional-sized units and smaller formations. Between 1935 and 1945 this force grew to consist of hundreds of divisions and thousands of smaller supporting units. Between 1939 and 1945 close to 16 million served in the Army. Over 1.6 million were killed and over 4.1 million were wounded. Of the 7,361 men awarded the initial grade of the highest Nazi combat honour of World War II, the Knight's Cross, 4,777 were from the Army, making up 65% of the total awarded. The Allies dissolved the German Army on 20 August 1946. The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, a stylized version of the Iron Cross, the emblem of the Wehrmacht. ... Reichswehr flag (1921-1935). ... German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The Laboe Naval Memorial for sailors who lost their lives at sea during the World Wars and while on duty at sea and U 995 Modern air... The German election of July 1932, under the Weimar Republic, saw the Nazis become the biggest party in the Reichstag, although without a majority of the seats. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, a stylized version of the Iron Cross, the emblem of the Wehrmacht. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... The Reichsheer was created in 1935 by the Nazi government of Germany. ... Chart showing World War II deaths by country in millions as well as by percentage of population, and piechart with percentage of military and civilian deaths for the Allies and the Axis Powers. ... The Iron Cross (German: Eisernes Kreuz) is a military decoration of Germany which was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and first awarded on 10 March 1813. ... Look up ally in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Current Army


Bundeswehr
Teilstreitkräfte or TSK
(Branches)
Heer
Luftwaffe
Marine
Organisationsbereiche
(Organisational areas)
Sanitätsdienst
Streitkräftebasis

The Bundeswehr Heer was founded in 1955 as the army of West Germany. After 1990, it absorbed the army of socialist East Germany which was called the Landstreitkräfte (terrestrial armed forces), a part of the Nationale Volksarmee. The former East German forces were initially directed by the Bunderwehr Command East, which disbanded on 30 June 1991, and then the land forces element was brought under the command of the new IV Corps at Potsdam (formed from the former Landstreitkräfte headquarters). However in 2001 IV Corps became the German Armed Forces Operational Command responsible for overseas missions, a similar organisation to the British Permanent Joint Headquarters. Image File history File links Bundeswehr_Kreuz. ... The Bundeswehr (German for Federal Defence Force;  ) is the name of the unified armed forces of Germany. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1106x700, 99 KB) From: ZDv 37/10 Die Anzugordnung in der Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces Central Service Regulation) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): German Navy Luftwaffe... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1091x700, 95 KB) From: ZDv 37/10 Die Anzugordnung in der Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces Central Service Regulation) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): German Navy Luftwaffe... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... Image File history File links Bundeswehr_Marine. ... German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The Laboe Naval Memorial for sailors who lost their lives at sea during the World Wars and while on duty at sea and U 995 Modern air... Central Medical Services is the English translation of the German Zentraler Sanitätsdienst (in short: Sanitätsdienst) which is the term for the medical services of the German armed forces. ... Logo of the Streitkräftebasis Feldjäger(MP) patrol vehicle Streitkräftebasis (Joint Support Service, SKB) is a branch of the German Bundeswehr established in October 2000. ... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Categories: Stub | East Germany ... Potsdam is the capital city of the federal state of Brandenburg in Germany. ... The Permanent Joint Headquarters is the British Tri Service Base in Northwood from where all overseas military operations are planned and controlled. ...


Personnel

A total of 100,000 soldiers are currently on active service in the German Army.[2] Of these, approximately 17,000 are conscripts. Additionally, a further 35,000 personnel are reservists of the German Army reserve force. A military reserve force is a military organization composed of part-time military personnel, and sometimes civilians, who are available to fight when a nation mobilizes for total war or to defend against invasion. ...


Current Structure

The German Army is commanded by the Inspector of the Army (Inspekteur des Heeres), acting as chief of staff of the Army Staff at the Federal Ministry of Defence in Berlin and Bonn. The major commands are the German Army Office in Cologne and the German Army Command in Koblenz. In 2002 a number of former army units and their personnel were transferred to the newly-formed Joint Support Service (Streitkräftebasis) and Central Medical Services branches.[3] This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. ... Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than... For other places with the same name, see Koblenz (disambiguation) Koblenz (also Coblenz in pre-1926 German spellings; French Coblence) is a city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument (Emperor William I on horseback... Logo of the Streitkräftebasis Feldjäger(MP) patrol vehicle Streitkräftebasis (Joint Support Service, SKB) is a branch of the German Bundeswehr established in October 2000. ... Central Medical Services is the English translation of the German Zentraler Sanitätsdienst (in short: Sanitätsdienst) which is the term for the medical services of the German armed forces. ...


Inspector of the Army

German soldiers during exercise in 1960
German soldiers during exercise in 1960
Starboard beam view of a West German Army utility landing craft transporting US soldiers and M113 armoured personnel carriers across the Rhine River during Exercise REFORGER '83
Starboard beam view of a West German Army utility landing craft transporting US soldiers and M113 armoured personnel carriers across the Rhine River during Exercise REFORGER '83
German soldiers during exercise Joint Resolve 26 in Bosnia and Herzegovina
German soldiers during exercise Joint Resolve 26 in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Helicopter of the German Army Aviators Corps in Northern Iraq in 1991
Helicopter of the German Army Aviators Corps in Northern Iraq in 1991
German soldiers during SAR exercise in Hamburg
German soldiers during SAR exercise in Hamburg
Helicopter of the German Army Aviators Corps during an exercise in Bosnia
Helicopter of the German Army Aviators Corps during an exercise in Bosnia
German Army soldiers at water purification site that was built by the Germans in Somalia in 1993
German Army soldiers at water purification site that was built by the Germans in Somalia in 1993
German Army soldiers onboard an armoured personnel carrier in Somalia in 1993
German Army soldiers onboard an armoured personnel carrier in Somalia in 1993
German infantry demonstrating a platoon size defensive fighting position
German infantry demonstrating a platoon size defensive fighting position
German soldiers in Bosnia
German soldiers in Bosnia
A German Army MaK Keiler Armoured Mineclearing Vehicle is used to clear a field of possible mines in Butmire, Bosnia-Herzegovina
A German Army MaK Keiler Armoured Mineclearing Vehicle is used to clear a field of possible mines in Butmire, Bosnia-Herzegovina
German dog handler quickly pulls his working dog off of a simulated criminal
German soldiers, having rebuilt the bridge in the town of Visoko, Bosnia, during the opening ceremony in 1996
German soldiers, having rebuilt the bridge in the town of Visoko, Bosnia, during the opening ceremony in 1996
A German Army unmanned aerial vehicle, known as LUNA, is recovered from its net following its fly-over mission
A German Army unmanned aerial vehicle, known as LUNA, is recovered from its net following its fly-over mission

Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... The Federal Ministry of Defence (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung) is a ministry in the German Cabinet. ... The German Army Aviators Corps (Heeresflieger) is a special unit within the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). ...

German Army Office

The German Army Office in Cologne (Heeresamt) is the superordinate authority for all supporting elements of the Army, such as schools and education centres. Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than...

  • HQ Company
  • NBC- and Force Protection School
  • Artillery School
    • Officer Candidate Battalion Idar-Oberstein
  • Special Warfare School
    • 209th Special Warfare Training Company
  • Combat Simulation Centre of the Army
  • Combat School of the Army
  • Army Aviation School
  • Army Air Defence School
  • Mountain- and Arctic Warfare School
  • Infantry School
    • Officer Candidate Battalion Hammelburg
  • Airborne School
    • 909th Training and Trial Company (Airborne)
  • Logistical Centre of the Army
  • Officer School of the Army
    • Tactical Centre of the Army
  • Non-Commissioned Officer School of the Army
  • Armoured Troops School of the Army
    • Officer Candidate Battalion Munster
  • Engineer School / Structural Engineering School of the Army
  • Technical School for Land Systems/ Technical School of the Army

German Army Command

The German Army Command in Koblenz (Heeresführungskommando) leads all combat units (three armoured/mechanized divisions, two special divisions and one independent brigade). It is commanded by a Lieutenant General. For other places with the same name, see Koblenz (disambiguation) Koblenz (also Coblenz in pre-1926 German spellings; French Coblence) is a city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument (Emperor William I on horseback...

  • HQ Company
  • Division Intervention Forces/ 1st Armoured Division (Hannover)
    • HQ Company
    • 1st Army Band
    • 110th Light NBC Company
    • 610th Light Air Defence Battery
    • 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion
    • 3rd Logistics Battalion
    • 7th NBC Battalion
    • 61st Armoured Air Defence Battalion
    • 1st Signal Regiment
    • 6th Air Defence Regiment
      • 61st Air Defence Battalion
      • 62nd Air Defence Battalion
    • 100th Artillery Regiment
      • 72nd Artillery Battalion
      • 121st Artillery Battalion
      • 131st Artillery Battalion
      • 132nd Rocket Artillery Battalion
    • 100th Engineer Regiment
      • 1st Armoured Engineer Battalion
      • 130th Engineer Battalion
      • 140th Heavy Engineer Battalion
    • 9th Armoured Brigade
      • HQ Company
      • 90th Reconnaissance Company
      • 90th Armoured Engineer Company
      • 33rd Armoured Battalion
      • 92nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion
      • 93rd Armoured Battalion
      • 141st Logistics Battalion
      • 325th Armoured Artillery Battalion
    • 21st Armoured Brigade “Lipperland”
      • HQ Company
      • 210th Reconnaissance Company
      • 7th Logistics Battalion
      • 51st Logistics Battalion
      • 203rd Armoured Battalion
      • 212th Mechanized Infantry Battalion
      • 215th Armoured Artillery Battalion
      • 200th Armoured Engineer Company
  • 10th Armoured Division (Sigmaringen)
    • HQ Company
    • 10th Army Band
    • 12th Armoured Brigade “Upper Palatinate
      • HQ Company
      • 4th Signal Battalion
      • 4th Logistics Battalion
      • 4th Armoured Engineer Battalion
      • 8th Reconnaissance Battalion
      • 104th Armoured Battalion
      • 112th Mechanized Infantry Battalion
      • 122nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion
    • 23rd Mountain Infantry Brigade
      • HQ Company
      • 230th Mule Company
      • 5th Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion
      • 8th Mountain Engineer Battalion
      • 8th Mountain Logistics Battalion
      • 210th Mountain Signal Battalion
      • 230th Mountain Reconnaissance Battalion
      • 231st Mountain Infantry Battalion
      • 232nd Mountain Infantry Battalion
      • 233rd Mountain Infantry Battalion
    • 30th Mechanized Infantry Brigade “Alb-Brigade”
      • HQ Company
      • 294th Mechanized Infantry Battalion
  • 13th Mechanized Infantry Division (Leipzig)
    • HQ Company
    • 2nd Army Band
    • 37th Mechanized Infantry Brigade “Free State Saxony
      • HQ Company
      • 370th Supplies Company
      • 13th Reconnaissance Battalion
      • 131st Logistics Battalion
      • 701st Signal Battalion
      • 371st Mechanized Infantry Battalion
      • 391st Mechanized Infantry Battalion
      • 393rd Armoured Battalion
      • 571st Mountain Infantry Battalion
      • 701st Armoured Engineer Battalion
    • 41st Mechanized Infantry Brigade “Vorpommern
      • HQ Company
      • 142nd Logistics Battalion
      • 401st Mechanized Infantry Battalion
      • 411th Mechanized Infantry Battalion
      • 413th Armoured Battalion
      • 803rd Armoured Engineer Battalion
  • 14th Mechanized Infantry Division “Hanseatic League (Neubrandenburg) (to be dissolved in 2008)
    • HQ Company
    • 14th Army Band
    • 610th Signal Battalion
    • 801st Signal Battalion
    • 6th Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion
    • 18th Armoured Brigade “Holstein”
      • HQ Company
      • 182nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion
      • 515th Armoured Artillery Battalion
  • Division Special Operations (Regensburg)
    • HQ Company
    • 300th Army Band
    • 100th Airborne Signal Company
    • 200th Airborne Signal Company
    • 200th Long Range Reconnaissance Company
    • 100th Airborne Air Defence Battery
    • Special Forces Command
      • HQ Company
      • 1st Commando Company
      • 2nd Commando Company
      • 3rd Commando Company
      • 4th Commando Company
      • Specialized Commando Company
      • Signal Company
      • Support Company
      • Medical Elements
      • Training Elements
      • Centre for Enhancements and Trials
    • 26th Airborne Brigade “Saarland
      • HQ Company
      • 260th Airborne Reconnaissance Company
      • 260th Airborne Engineer Company
      • 261st Airborne Battalion
      • 262nd Airborne Battalion
      • 263rd Airborne Battalion
    • 31st Airborne Brigade “Oldenburg
      • HQ Company
      • 310th Airborne Reconnaissance Company
      • 270th Airborne Engineer Company
      • 272nd Airborne Battalion
      • 313th Airborne Battalion
      • 373rd Airborne Battalion
  • Division Airmobile Operations (Veitshöchheim)
    • HQ Company
    • 12th Army Band
    • Signal Battalion Division Airmobile Operations
    • 15th Army Aviation Regiment “Münsterland”
      • 151st Army Aviation Battalion
      • 152nd Army Aviation Battalion
    • 25th Army Aviation Regiment “Oberschwaben
      • 251st Army Aviation Battalion
      • 252nd Army Aviation Battalion
    • 30th Army Aviation Regiment
      • 301st Army Aviation Battalion
    • 1st Airmobile Brigade
      • HQ Company
      • 1st Air Assault Regiment
      • 10th Army Aviation Regiment “Lüneburger Heide
      • 26th Attack Helicopter Regiment “Franken
      • 36th Attack Helicopter Regiment “Kurhessen”
    • Army Troops Brigade
      • HQ Company
      • 120th NBC Company
      • 300th Light Air Defence Battery
      • 345th Armoured Artillery Regiment
      • 750th NBC Regiment “Baden
      • 12th Armoured Air Defence Battalion
    • 14th Armoured Brigade “Hessian Lion” (to be dissolved in June 2008)
      • HQ Company
      • 64th Armoured Battalion
      • 820th Signal Battalion
  • Eurocorps (Strasbourg)
    • HQ Company (German shares)
    • Command Support Brigade
    • Signal Battalion (German shares)
    • HQ Support Battalion (German shares)
  • I. German/Dutch Corps (Münster)
    • HQ Company (German shares)
    • Signal Battalion (German shares)
    • HQ Support Battalion (German shares)
  • Multinational Corps North East (Szczecin)
    • HQ Company (German shares)
    • 610th Signal Battalion (German shares)
  • Franco-German Brigade (Müllheim)
    • HQ Company Flag of France Flag of Germany
    • 550th Armoured Engineer Company Flag of Germany
    • 3ème Régiment de Hussards Flag of France
    • 292nd Light Infantry Battalion Flag of Germany
    • 110ème Régiment d’Infanterie Flag of France
    • 295th Mixed Artillery Battalion Flag of Germany
    • Support Battalion Flag of France Flag of Germany
  • Central Mobilisation Base (Brück)
Future Structure of the German Army (click to enlarge).
Future Structure of the German Army (click to enlarge).

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Truppengattungen

Unlike the armies of its neighbours (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark), the German army hardly deploys usual regiments. Instead, individual battalions of the same branch of service are given unique numbers. The ordinal of the respective battalion is derived from its position in the superordinate unit; For example, the second battalion of 9th Armoured Brigade receives the designation "92nd Battalion". Flag of Belgium The Land Component, formerly the Belgian Army, is the land-based armed force of the Belgian Armed Forces. ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols This article is about the military unit. ...


The German Army distinguishes 11 different branches of service or corps, known as Truppengattungen. Each Truppengattung is responsible for education and training of its units, mostly by its own schools or training centres. Optically they can be distinguished by the "Waffenfarbe" (Corps colour), which is worn as a "Litze" attached to the rank insignia in cobination with colour of their beret and their Waffengattung-specific symbol attached to their beret. Basque style beret Black beret with military emblem A beret (pronounced pronounced in French or [ˈbɛreɪ] in English[1], except in the USA, where it is usually pronounced [bəˈreɪ][2]) is a soft round cap, usually of wool felt, with a flat crown, which is worn by both...


Beret Colour (Army only)

  • Black: Armoured Troops, Reconnaissance Troops
  • Green: Infantry Troops and Mechanized Infantry
  • Dark Red: Aviation Troops, Airborne Troops, Special Forces, troops assigned to airborne divisions
  • Light Red: Combat Support Troops
  • Dark Blue: Medical Troops
  • Navy Blue: Multinational Units, Officer Cadet Battalions
  • Bright Blue: Troops with United Nations Missions

Waffenfarbe (Army and army support branch only) Blue edging around the shoulder strap on this uniform indicate that its wearer is a Gefreiter serving in a logistics unit. ...

  • Dark Red: NBC Troops
  • Bright Red: Artillery, General ranks (only "Kragenspiegel", not "Litze"), Army Air Defence Troops
  • Lemon Yellow: Signal Troops
  • Grey: Army Aviation Troops
  • Green: Infantry as Airborne Troops, Mountain Infantry Troops, or Light Infantry Troops, Mechanized Infantry Troops
  • White: Music troops
  • Golden/Yellow: Army Reconnaissance Troops
  • Rose: Armoured Troops
  • Dark Blue: Medical Troops
  • Black: Engineers
  • Blue: Supplies Troops, Maintenance Troops
  • Crimson: General Staff
  • Orange: Military Police (Feldjägerkorps)

Rank structure

Officers of the German Army
General
(General)
Gen
Lieutenant General (Generalleutnant)
GenLt/GL
Major General (Generalmajor)
GenMaj/GM
Brigadier (Brigadegeneral)
BrigGen/BG
Colonel
(Oberst)
Oberst/O
Lieutenant Colonel(Oberstleutnant)
Oberstlt/OTL
OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4
Officers of the German Army
Major
(Major)
Maj/M
Staff Captain (Stabshauptmann)
StHptm/SH
Captain
(Hauptmann)
Hptm/H
Lieutenant (Oberleutnant)
OLt /OL
Second Lieutenant (Leutnant)
Lt/L
OF-3 OF-2 OF-2 OF-1 OF-1
Non-Comissioned Officers of the German Army
Warrant Officer (Oberstabsfeldwebel)
OStFw/OSF
Sergeant Major(Stabsfeldwebel)
StFw/SF
Staff Sergeant (Oberfähnrich)
(officer cadet)
OFähnr/OFR
Staff Sergeant (Hauptfeldwebel)
HptFw/HF
Sergeant (Oberfeldwebel)
OFw/OF
OR-9 OR-8 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6
Non-Comissioned Officers of the German Army
Sergeant
(Fähnrich)
(officer cadet)
Fähnr/FR
Sergeant
(Feldwebel)
Fw/F
Sergeant (Stabsunteroffizier)
StUffz/SU
Sergeant
(Fahnenjunker)
(officer cadet)
Fhj/FJ
Sergeant
(Unteroffizier)
Uffz/U
OR-6 OR-6 OR-5 OR-5 OR-5
Enlisted Ranks of the German Army
Corporal (Oberstabsgefreiter)
OStGefr/OSG
Staff Corporal (Stabsgefreiter)
StGefr/SG
Lance Corporal (Hauptgefreiter)
HptGefr/HG
Lance-Corporal (Obergefreiter)
(officer cadet)
OGefr/OG
Lance-Corporal
(Obergefreiter)
(NCO cadet)
Gefr/G
OR-4 OR-4 OR-3 OR-3 OR-3
Enlisted Ranks of the German Army
Lance-Corporal (Obergefreiter)
OGefr/OG
Private
(Gefreiter OA)
(officer cadet)
Gefr/G
Private
(Gefreiter UA)
(NCO cadet)
Gefr/G
Private
(Gefreiter)
Gefr/G
Private
(Soldat)
S
OR-3 OR-2 OR-2 OR-2 OR-1

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Weapons

Standard light weapons

Reconnaissance systems

  • Fennek (light wheeled reconnaissance vehicle), replacing some Luchs
  • Luchs A2 (wheeled reconnaissance vehicle)
  • Luna X 2000 (reconnaissance drone system)
  • KZO (reconnaissance drone system)
  • Aladin (reconnaissance drone system)
  • MIKADO (mini reconnaissance drone system)
  • RASIT (radar system), being phased out
  • BÜR (radar system), replacing RASIT and ABRA

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 329 KB) German LUNA unmanned aerial vehicle. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 329 KB) German LUNA unmanned aerial vehicle. ... Luna X 2000 is a German unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in service with the Bundeswehr (German Army) and Norwegian Army. ... The Fennek, named after the Fennec (a small species of desert fox), or LGS Fennek, with LGS being short for Leichter Gepanzerter Spähwagen in German or Light Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle when translated to English. ... The Spähpanzer Luchs (German: Lynx) is a German 8x8 amphibious reconnaissance armoured fighting vehicle (Spähpanzer) in service since 1975 by the West German and German armies, who used a total of 408 in their armoured reconnaissance battalions. ... Luna X 2000 is a German unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in service with the Bundeswehr (German Army) and Norwegian Army. ... KZO (Kleinflugzeug für Zielortung, German for small aircraft for target acquisition) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with stealth characteristics manufactured by Rheinmetall Defence Electronics of Germany. ... Aladin (German: Abbildende Luftgestützte Aufklärungsdrohne im Nächstbereich, imaging, airborne reconaissance drone for close-up range) is a small, simple and cheap reconaissance unmanned aerial vehicle of the Bundeswehr (German Army). ...

Combat vehicles

  • Leopard 2 (Main Battle Tank)
    • A4, being phased out
    • A5
    • A6
  • Marder 1 A3/A5 (infantry fighting vehicle)
  • Puma (IFV) (infantry fighting vehicle), replaces the Marder in the Mechanized Infantry
  • Wiesel 1/2 (light air-transportable tracked multirole vehicle)
    • as a reconnaissance vehicle for the airborne troops
    • with autocannon 20 mm
    • with TOW
    • with mortar 120 mm
    • as a radar vehicle for the light air defence system (LeFlaSys)
    • as a command vehicle for the LeFlaSys
    • as an engineer reconnaissance vehicle
    • with Stinger equipped for the LeFlaSys
    • as a medical vehicle for the airborne troops
  • M113 A2 (multirole armoured vehicle), being phased out
  • GTK Boxer (multirole armoured vehicle), replaces M113 and Fuchs
  • Dingo 1/2 (armoured wheeled vehicle)
  • Eagle IV (armoured wheeled vehicle), to be delivered from 2008 on
  • Grizzly (armoured wheeled vehicle)
  • AGF Serval (Light infantry vehicle)
  • YAK (Duro III) (armoured wheeled vehicle)
  • Mungo ESK (armoured transport vehicle)
  • Fuchs 1/2 (multirole armoured vehicle)
  • BV 206 S (tracked armoured transport vehicle)

Artillery

  • M270 MLRS (227 mm multiple rocket launcher)
  • PzH 2000 (155 mm self-propelled howitzer), replacing M109
  • ABRA (artillery radar system), being phased out
  • Mortar TAMPELLA (120 mm)
  • Mortar "R" (120 mm)
  • COBRA (artillery radar system)
  • ATMAS (artillery weather measure system)
  • SMA (artillery sound measure system)

The M270 MLRS conducts a rocket launch. ... The PzH 2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) self-propelled 155mm howitzer was first introduced in 1996. ...

Air Defence Systems

A Gepard of the German Army
A Gepard of the German Army
Wiesel 2- in the Ozelot anti-air version of LeFlaSys
Wiesel 2- in the Ozelot anti-air version of LeFlaSys
  • Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard 1 A2 (Self-propelled anti air gun)
  • LeFlaSys (leichtes Flugabwehrraketensystem), based on Wiesel 2
  • LÜR (radar system), being phased out
  • BÜR (radar system)
Mine breaker Keiler
Mine breaker Keiler

For the World War II German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun see Flakpanzer 38(t) The Flakpanzer (shortened form of the German Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer or anti-aircraft cannon tank) Gepard (English: Cheetah) is an autonomous, all-weather-capable German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 576 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 576 pixel, file size: 64 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ticket#: 2006031210006099 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Armoured fighting vehicle Wiesel... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 576 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 576 pixel, file size: 64 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ticket#: 2006031210006099 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Armoured fighting vehicle Wiesel... The Wiesel AWC is a German light air-transportable armoured fighting vehicle, more specifically a lightly-armoured weapons carrier. ... For the World War II German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun see Flakpanzer 38(t) The Flakpanzer (shortened form of the German Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer or anti-aircraft cannon tank) Gepard (English: Cheetah) is an autonomous, all-weather-capable German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG). ... The Wiesel AWC is a German light air-transportable armoured fighting vehicle, more specifically a lightly-armoured weapons carrier. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 363 pixelsFull resolution (2046 × 928 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 363 pixelsFull resolution (2046 × 928 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...

Engineer equipment

  • Dachs (tracked engineer tank)
  • Büffel (tracked salvage tank)
  • Biber (bridge layer)
  • Panzerschnellbrücke 2 (bridge layer), replacing the Biber
  • Scorpion (mine system)
  • Keiler (mine breaker)
  • M3 (amphibious vehicle)
  • Motorboot 3 (motorboat)
  • Medium Girder Bridge (bridge system)
  • Faltfestbrücke (solid bridge system)
  • Faltschwimmbrücke (swimming bridge system)
  • Pontoon bridge
  • Faltstraßensystem (mobile roadway system)

The Leopard 2 is a German main battle tank built by the German company Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann, developed in the early 1970s and first entering service in 1979, replacing the earlier Leopard 1 as the foremost MBT in the Bundeswehr. ...

Aircraft inventory

Eurocopter Tiger of the German Army
Eurocopter Tiger of the German Army
German PAH-1 A1
German PAH-1 A1
German NH90
German NH90
EC 135 of the German Army
EC 135 of the German Army
A German CH-53G
A German CH-53G
Heavy tractor trailer Elefant whilst loading a Leopard 2A4
Heavy tractor trailer Elefant whilst loading a Leopard 2A4
Wolf
Wolf
A MAN MULTI
A MAN MULTI

The German Army operates more than 320 helicopters. Nearly all were built in Germany while nearly 40% are indigenous designs. 80 Eurocopter Tiger and 80 NH90 helicopters have been ordered. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 433 pixelsFull resolution (1226 × 663 pixels, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Eurocopter Tiger Source: Stahlkocher File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 433 pixelsFull resolution (1226 × 663 pixels, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Eurocopter Tiger Source: Stahlkocher File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Eurocopter Tiger is an attack helicopter manufactured by the Eurocopter Group. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2069 × 1379 pixels, file size: 502 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyright © 2005 Voytek S Bölkow Bo 105 during Góraszka Air Picnic 2005, Poland File historyClick on a date/time to view the file... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2069 × 1379 pixels, file size: 502 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyright © 2005 Voytek S Bölkow Bo 105 during Góraszka Air Picnic 2005, Poland File historyClick on a date/time to view the file... The Bo 105 is a light, twin-engine, multi-purpose utility helicopter developed by Bölkow of Stuttgart, Germany. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 492 pixelsFull resolution (1300 × 800 pixel, file size: 89 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 492 pixelsFull resolution (1300 × 800 pixel, file size: 89 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The NHI NH90 is a twin-engine, ten-ton multi-role helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 607 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1398 × 1380 pixel, file size: 301 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Eurocopter EC 135 Bundeswehr Source: Stahlkocher File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 607 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1398 × 1380 pixel, file size: 301 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Eurocopter EC 135 Bundeswehr Source: Stahlkocher File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... The EC 135 is a twin-engine civil helicopter produced by Eurocopter, widely used amongst police and ambulance services, and for executive transport. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 441 pixelsFull resolution (2900 × 1600 pixel, file size: 342 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 441 pixelsFull resolution (2900 × 1600 pixel, file size: 342 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Sikorsky S-65 is a heavy transport helicopter originally developed for use by the United States Marine Corps, who designated it the CH_53 Sea Stallion. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 573 pixelsFull resolution (1169 × 837 pixel, file size: 590 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 573 pixelsFull resolution (1169 × 837 pixel, file size: 590 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For G-class stars, see Stellar classification. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 820 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) MAN MULTI der Bundeswehr Aufnahme: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 820 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) MAN MULTI der Bundeswehr Aufnahme: 1. ... The Eurocopter Tiger is an attack helicopter manufactured by the Eurocopter Group. ... The NHI NH90 is a twin-engine, ten-ton multi-role helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ...

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[4] Notes
UH-1 Iroquois Flag of Germany Germany utility helicopter UH-1D 82 being withdrawn; built by Dornier
Bölkow Bo 105 Flag of Germany Germany scout/attack helicopter PAH-1/VBH 180[5]
Eurocopter EC 135 Flag of Europe European Union utility helicopter 15
Eurocopter Tiger Flag of Europe European Union attack helicopter 80 (planned), entered service
NHI NH90 Flag of Europe European Union transport helicopter NH90 TTH 80 (planned), entered service
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion Flag of Germany Germany transport helicopter CH-53G/CH-53GS 89 110 built by VFW

This article is about the military versions of the Bell 204 and 205 models. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Bo 105 is a light, twin-engine, multi-purpose utility helicopter developed by Bölkow of Stuttgart, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The EC 135 is a twin-engine civil helicopter produced by Eurocopter, widely used amongst police and ambulance services, and for executive transport. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Eurocopter Tiger is an attack helicopter manufactured by the Eurocopter Group. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The NHI NH90 is a medium sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... German CH-53G presented in Laage CH-53 In Iraq, Summer 2004 The Sikorsky S-65 is a heavy transport helicopter originally developed for use by the United States Marine Corps, who designated it the CH-53 Sea Stallion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ...

Logistic equipment

  • SLT 50-3 Elefant (heavy tractor trailer, tank transport)
  • Berge- und Kranfahrzeug, BKF 30.40 (salvage vehicle)

Non-combat vehicles

  • Mercedes-Benz 250 GD "Wolf"
  • KTM LC4 Military 27 PS, motorcycle
  • ATV Yamaha Kodiak 400, Quad
  • LKW 2t mil gl, 4x4 (Unimog)
  • LKW 5t mil gl, 4x4
  • LKW 5t tmil, 4x4
  • LKW 7t mil gl, 6x6
  • LKW 7t tmil, 6x6
  • LKW 10t mil gl, 8x8
  • LKW 15t mil gl, 8x8
  • LKW 15t mil gl MULTI, 8x8
  • Volkswagen T platform (T3/T4)

For G-class stars, see Stellar classification. ... Unimog (IPA: or IPA: ) designates a range of multi purpose four wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG. The name Unimog is pronounced IPA: in German and is a portmanteau from the German UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät, Gerät being the German word for... The T platform is Volkswagen Groups van platform, and has been used for the Volkswagen Transporter range for over 55 years. ...

Further reading

  • Hubatscheck, Gerhard (2006), 50 Jahre Heer. Der Soldat und seine Ausrüstung, Sulzvach: Report-Verlag, ISBN 3-9323-8521-7 
  • Wheeler-Bennet, Sir John (2005), The Nemesis of Power: German Army in Politics, 1918-1945 (2nd ed.), New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, ISBN 1-40391-8120 

Sir John Wheeler Wheeler-Bennett, GCVO, MCG, OBE, FRSL, FBA, (October 13, 1902-December 9, 1975) was a conservative British historian of German and diplomatic history. ...

See also

The Bundeswehr (German for Federal Defence Force;  ) is the name of the unified armed forces of Germany. ... Von Brauchitsch was the high army commander from 1938 to 1941 Heer (German: Heer ) is the german word for Army, though in English it refers to the Army branch of the Wermacht. ... Infanterist der Zukunft is the German Bundeswehrs program as part of the Future Soldier project. ... The history of Germany during World War II closely parallels that of Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler. ... A standard of the Prussian Army. ... Reichswehr flag (1921-1935). ...

References

  1. ^ The German word Heer means simply "army". The term is not restricted to any particular country, so "das britische Heer" would mean "the British army".
  2. ^ Official website of the German Armed Forces
  3. ^ Die Streitkräftebasis (pdf). Retrieved on 2008-02-26.
  4. ^ "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.
  5. ^ German military aviation OrBat

The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Aviation Week & Space Technology (often abbreviated as Aviation Week or AW&ST) is a weekly magazine. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

External links

  • Official Homepage of the German Army (Heer) in German

Historical links

  • German Armed Forces 1918-1945
  • German Army pre 1914
  • German Army 1914-1918
  • German Army Organization 1914
  • German Infantry Photographs from WWII - Colour photographs of German infantry during World War II
  • Gebirgsjaeger - German Mountain Troops
  • Axis History - Axis History site including German troops.
Image File history File links Bundeswehr_Kreuz. ...

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