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Panzer IV Ausf. A, a medium tank first built in 1937
Panzer IV Ausf. A, a medium tank first built in 1937
Panzer Leopard 2, a modern main battle tank
Panzer Leopard 2, a modern main battle tank

Panzer is a loanword from German. The German noun Panzer (plural: Panzer), German pronunciation [ˈpanʦer] (listen ), English [ˈpænzɝ], means armour in the sense of protective equipment such as Plattenpanzer (plate armour) or Schutzpanzer (protective armour), or armoured forces (today, tank organizations and the tanks themselves) as in Panzerdivision. It is derived from the French pancier ("breastplate", compare English paunch). The word has been calqued in many languages, such as Swedish pansarvagn or Finnish panssarivaunu for any tracked armoured fighting vehicle. Image File history File links PzKpfw_IV_Ausf_A.jpg‎ From pl. ... Image File history File links PzKpfw_IV_Ausf_A.jpg‎ From pl. ... Panzer IV is the common name of a medium tank that was developed in the late 1930s by Nazi Germany and used extensively in World War II. The official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen IV (abbreviated PzKpfw IV) and the tank also had the ordnance inventory designation SdKfz 161. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Leo2A5. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Leo2A5. ... 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. ... A loanword (or loan word) is a word directly taken into one language from another with little or no translation. ... Image File history File links De-Panzer-pronunciation. ... Armour sucks ass alottttttttttt Armour was also commonly used to protect war animals, such as war horses and elephants. ... Gothic armour Plate armour is personal armour made from large metal plates, worn on the chest and sometimes the entire body. ... Panzer Division is the German term for armored division. ... This can also refer to a piece of riding equipment, see Breastplate (tack). ... // In linguistics, a calque (pronounced ) or loan translation is a word or phrase borrowed from another language by literal, word-for-word (Latin: verbum pro verbo) or root-for-root translation. ...


The term has been accepted in English as a colloquialism to refer to a main battle tank or other armored vehicle, usually a Second World War German model. The term is usually not used outside this context, although it can refer to modern German tanks or be used as an adjective describing other modern German military units (e.g. Panzergrenadier - mechanised infantry). The term gained infamy in English during Germany's successful Blitzkrieg armoured advances of World War II. Soldiers from U.S. 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment provide overwatch for other troops with their M1 Abrams main battle tank in Biaj, Iraq. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 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. ... The Bundeswehr (German for Federal Defence Force;  ) is the name of the unified armed forces of Germany. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The defining characteristic of what is commonly known as Blitzkrieg is that it is a highly mobile form of mechanized warfare. ...

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Military term

Panzer translates into English as "armour". The term Panzerkampfwagen ("armoured combat vehicle", abbreviated PzKpfw) was commonly used during the Second World War by both the military and industry. German tank models were given designations such as Panzerkampfwagen I, or Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger and captured tanks from other nations were incorporated into the German forces and similarly designated (such as Panzerkampfwagen 38(t), t=Tschechisch or Czech). For a list, see German armoured fighting vehicles of World War II. "PzKpfw" means literally the same as AFV (armoured fighting vehicle)* The Panzerkampfwagen I, or Sonderkraftfahrzeug (SdKfz) 191, abbreviated PzKpfw I and more commonly referred to as the Panzer I, was a light tank produced by Germany in the 1930s. ... Tiger I ( ) is the common name of a German heavy tank of World War II. The initial official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausführung H (abbreviated PzKpfw VI Ausf. ... The Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) was a Czechoslovakian tank used by Germany during World War II. (The Czechoslovak military designation was LT vz. ... The German Wehrmacht extensively used a variety of armoured fighting vehicles during the Second World War. ...


Individual variations of these basic tank types were given an Ausführung (version) letter, and consequently the field of tank recognition is extremely complex. Great lengths have been gone to explain the differences between a PzKpfw III Ausf. E(U) and a PzKpfw III Ausf. F(U), for example.


When describing individual tank models, English sources often abbreviate the designation "Panzerkampfwagen" to "Panzer" and sometimes also use the British word "Mark" (eg Panzer IV or Mark IV). The Germans themselves never did the latter. The word panzer is occasionally confused with the name of the Pzkpfw V Panther tank. Panzer IV is the common name of a medium tank that was developed in the late 1930s by Nazi Germany and used extensively in World War II. The official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen IV (abbreviated PzKpfw IV) and the tank also had the ordnance inventory designation SdKfz 161. ... The Panther ( ) was a tank fielded by Nazi Germany in World War II that served from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. ...


Tank destroyers were originally Panzerabwehr (tank defence) and later renamed to become Panzerjäger and, later, Jagdpanzer ("tank hunters" and, respectively, "hunting tanks" or "hunter tanks" as their role slightly changed), self-propelled infantry guns were Sturmgeschütze ("assault guns"), while self-propelled artillery pieces were usually referred to as Panzerhaubitze (armoured howitzer). The latter two vehicle types were generally not considered Panzers in the pure sense and were manned by Artillery personnel. A self-propelled anti-tank gun, or tank destroyer, is a type of armoured fighting vehicle. ... Panzerjäger (German tank-hunters) are German armoured fighting vehicles of the Second World War. ... Jagdpanzer IV/48 Jagdpanzer (JgPz), German: Hunting tank, is a name for German tank destroyers. ... Sturmgeschütz is a German word for assault gun, abbreviated StuG. They were widely as fire support to infantry, panzer and panzergrenadier units. ...


See also

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Panzerwaffe. ... 4 Panzerfausts in the original casing, displayed in Helsinki Military Museum Panzerfaust. ... Tanks Panzer I The Panzer I wasnt intended as a combat vehicle, but more to familiarise industry and the army with tanks. ...

Other uses

  • Panamanian football player Rommel Fernandez was known as "The Panzer" due to being almost unestoppable when trying to score.
  • In some forms of coalminers' jargon, a panzer is a type of underground conveyor belt for carrying coal, made entirely out of metal.
  • Erik "Panzer" Hagen
  • In Sweden the official name for a tank is pansarvagn or stridsvagn (stridsvagn literally meaning combat wagon), and a tank regiment is called Pansarregemente.
  • In the MMORPG Rakion, the panzer is a creature summoned by players who resembles an armoured knight, and wields a halberd.
  • British progressive rock band Amplifier recorded a song for their self-titled debut album entitled "Panzer."

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German armored fighting vehicles of World War II
Tanks
Panzer I | Panzer II | Panzer III | Panzer IV | Panther | Tiger III | Panzer 35(t) | Panzer 38(t)
Self-propelled artillery
Wespe | Hummel | Grille | Panzerwerfer | sIG 33 | Wurfrahmen 40
Assault guns
StuG III | StuG IV | StuH 42 | Brummbär | Sturmtiger
Tank destroyers
Panzerjäger I | Marder I , II , III | Hetzer | Jagdpanzer IV | Jagdpanther | Nashorn | Jagdtiger | Elefant
Half-tracks Armored cars
SdKfz 4 | 6 | 7 | 10 | 11 | 250 | 251 | 252 | 253 | 254 Sdkfz 221/22/23 | Sdkfz 231/32/34/63 | ADGZ
Self-propelled anti-aircraft guns
Flakpanzer IV: Möbelwagen, Wirbelwind, Ostwind, Kugelblitz | Flakpanzer 38(t)
Prototypes
Maus | E- series | Panther II | Waffenträger | Neubaufahrzeug | Sturer Emil
Proposed designs
Panzer VII 'Löwe' | Panzer IX | Panzer X | Ratte | Monster
German armored fighting vehicle production during World War II

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Panzers - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia (770 words)
Panzer is the German word for Tank, PanzerKampfWagon also means Tank in German and KrankenKreigPanzerKampfSlitterBahnWagon also means Tank in German, correct usage and diction are of course left to a myriad of bizzare German grammar rules that you should seriously stay away from, so for simplicity's sake Panzer will do for now.
The Panzer III Was the first Panzer to include a cannon on it, that was primary used only for the two tanks that the Polish had, and later the single British Garrison that defended France.
The Panzer IV was the biggest and baddest out of all the panzers, being built from cannonballs, blood, and evil, and using Prussian drivers they were known for having a giant main cannon, flame and Angry Face decals, machine gun, And a coffee Maker.
Panzer I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2549 words)
The Panzer I was intended as a training tank, to be replaced by the Panzer III in actual combat.
The Panzer I had 13 mm of unsloped or slightly sloped homogenous steel armour on all sides, with 8 mm of armour on the top of the turret, and 6 mm on the top and bottom of the hull.
Actually the first Panzer I vehicles to be built, 15 were completed by the various firms included in the program (Daimler-Benz, Henschel, Krupp, MAN, and Rheinmetall) to develop their industrial capacity and provide initial training vehicles to the Wehrmacht.
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