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General der Panzertruppe (Literally: General of the Armoured Corps) was a rank of German Army General introduced by the Wehrmacht in 1935. A General der Panzertruppe was a full General, above Lieutenant General (Generalleutnant), commanding a Panzer corps.

The rank was equivalent to the long established General der Kavallerie, General der Artillerie and General der Infanterie. The Wehrmacht also introduced General der Gebirgstruppe (mountain troops), General der Pioniere (engineers), General der Fallschirmtruppe (parachute troops), General der Flieger (aviators), General der Nachrichtentruppe (communications troops) and General der Luftnachrichtentruppe (air communications troops).

Bundeswehr[edit | edit source]

In the modern German Army of the Bundeswehr, there is a General der Panzertruppen, which is not a rank but a position, who is usually a brigadier general (Brigadegeneral). The General der Panzertruppen commands the Armoured Corps Training Centre.

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The following officers were General der Panzertruppe:

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Literature[edit | edit source]

  • Reinhard Stumpf: Die Wehrmacht-Elite. Rang- und Herkunftsstruktur der deutschen Generale und Admirale 1933–1945. Harald Boldt Verlag, Boppard am Rhein, 1982. ISBN 3-7646-1815-9.

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