|414 Tank Battalion|
Coat of arms
|Active||forming 2016-2019/fully operational from 2019.|
|Branch||Royal Netherlands Army, German Army|
414 Tank Battalion (German language: Panzerbataillon 414, Dutch language: 414 Pantserbataljon ) is a mixed German and Dutch tank battalion, consisting out of 100 Dutch and around 300 German soldiers.
The battalion will be formed between 2016 and 2019, and is expected to be fully operational from 2019.
Previously the German battalion, part of the 41st Panzergrenadier Brigade was active from 1991–2006 at Spechtberg. It was established on the basis of the 22nd and 23rd Panzer Regiments, 9th Panzer Division, of the Land Forces of the National People's Army, the former East German Army.
The barracks of 414 Panzerbattalion are in Bergen-Lohheide, Lower Saxony.
Structure[edit | edit source]
414 Tank Battalion consists of the following elements:
- Staff (German, few Dutch)
- 1 Company (staff and supply, mostly German, few Dutch)
- 2 Tank Company (German)
- 3 Tank Company (German)
- 4 Tank Company (Dutch)
Out of the 100 Dutch soldiers there are 72 tank crew members and 28 staff and maintenance and support crews.
References[edit | edit source]
- Fiorenza, Nicholas (18 September 2015). "Dutch mechanized brigade to be integrated into German panzer division". Jane's Defence Weekly. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160322031908/http://www.janes.com/article/54636/dutch-mechanized-brigade-to-be-integrated-into-german-panzer-division. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- "Panzerbataillon 414 n.A." (in German). Panzerbataillon184.de. http://www.panzerbataillon184.de/pzbtl_414_n_a_.html. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- "Geschichte" (in German). German Army official website. Bundeswehr. 25 August 2016. http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/heer/!ut/p/c4/TY3BDoIwEET_aNsiJugNwsWrF8VboZuySWmbZcGE-PHCwcSZ5B3mHUa91N5oV_JWKEUb1FN1A137N4yIDI4wzjILmLw5WsEHQoe8RA_lacJh7Jn8_5pt3JB7K5ZCSLE0pXocHw5hSBHloGAU2unZSmLIiSUcZmHeDZBTnTZto8_6F_Opq-JSdFWl21tzV3ma6i85w6-N/. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- "Gliederung" (in German). German Army official website. Bundeswehr. 25 August 2016. http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/heer/!ut/p/c4/TY27DoMwEAT_yMYElEcHokmZNAnpDD6Zk8zZOg4ioXx8oIiUXWmKnWL1S28lu6C3gpFs0E_d9njp3moAYOUQaJJJlEmrw0X5gOCAZ_KqOIzQDx2j_1-TpRW4s2IxhEiFKfRj_3Cg-kggOwVIcKNnK5FViixhNzPzZhQ63WamqbMy-8V8qlN-zm-lOTbX-q7TOFZfRjSS0A!!/. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
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