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This is a more restricted meaning than the German language equivalent Panzerdivision short: PzDivstill used in the modern German Army of the Bundeswehr for example the 1. In German speaking countries, Panzerdivision is not immediately associated with the Wehrmacht as it is in English, as the German term simply means ‘armored division’ and has no additional connotation.

Panzer divisions were the key element of German success in the blitzkrieg operations of the early years of World War II. Later the Waffen-SS formed its own panzer divisionsand even the Luftwaffe fielded a panzer division: A panzer division was a combined arms formation, having both tanks German Panzerkampfwagen’armored fighting vehicle’, usually shortened to ” Panzer “mechanized and motorized infantryalong with artilleryanti-aircraft and other integrated support elements.

At the start of the war, panzer divisions were more effective than the equivalent Allied armored divisions due to their combined arms doctrine, even though they had fewer and generally less technically-advanced tanks. By mid war, though German tanks had often become technically superior to Allied tanks, Allied armored warfare and combined arms doctrines generally caught up with the Germans, and shortages reduced the combat readiness of panzer divisions.

The proportions of the components of panzer divisions changed over time. The World War II German equivalent of a mechanized infantry division is Panzergrenadierdivision ‘armored infantry division’. This is similar to a panzer division, but with a higher proportion of infantry and assault guns and fewer tanks.

Heinz Guderian first proposed the formation of panzer units larger than a regiment, but the inspector of motorized troops, Otto von Stuelpnagelrejected the proposal. The first three panzer divisions were formed on 15 October Most other armies of the era organized their tanks into “tank brigades” that required additional organic and artillery support.


Panzer divisions had their own organic infantry and artillery support.

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This led to a change in operational doctrine: Since the panzer divisions had the supporting arms included, they could operate independently from other units. These first panzer divisions 1st through 5th were composed of two tank regiments, one motorised infantry regiment of two battalions each, and supporting troops. Some of these panzer divisions had quite a large proportion of Panzerkampfwagen I in them, a tank that was never intended for combat.

After the invasion of Poland inthe old divisions were partially reorganised adding a third battalion to some infantry regiments or alternatively adding a second regiment of two battalions. Around this time, the newly organised divisions 6th through 10th diverged in organisation, each on average with one tank regiment, one separate tank battalion, one or two infantry regiments three to four battalions per division.

By the start of Operation Barbarossathe German invasion of the Soviet Union inthe 21 panzer divisions had undergone further reorganisation to now consist of one tank regiment of two or three battalions and two motorised regiments of two battalions each. The number of tanks in the style divisions was relatively small, compared to their predecessors’ composition.

All other units in these formations were fully motorised trucks, half-tracksspecialized combat vehicles to match the speed of the tanks.

Throughoutthe reconnaissance battalions were merged into the motorcycle battalions. By the summer ofthe Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS also had panzer divisions. A renewed standardization of the tank regiments was ;anzer.

In reality, the organization continued to vary from division to division. The first infantry battalion of the first infantry regiment of each panzer division was now supposed to be fully mechanised mounted on armoured half-tracks Sd. The first battalion of the artillery regiment replaced its former light-towed howitzers with divusiones mix of heavy and light self-propelled guns HummelWespe.

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The anti-tank battalion now included assault guns, tank destroyers, and towed anti-tank guns. Generally, the mechanization of these divisions increased compared to their previous organization.

Since the Heer and the SS used their own ordinal systems, there were duplicate numbers i. The tank strength of the panzer divisions varied throughout the war. The actual equipment of each division is difficult to determine due to battle losses, the formation of new units, reinforcements and captured enemy equipment.


The following table gives the tank strength of every division on two dates when this was known.

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