General der Panzertruppe

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General of the Armoured Corps
General der Panzertruppe
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Country Nazi Germany
Service branch German Army
RankThree-star
NATO rankOF-8
Non-NATO rankO-9
Formation1935
Abolished1945
Next higher rankGeneraloberst
Next lower rankGeneralleutnant
Equivalent ranksSee list

General der Panzertruppe (lit. General of the Armoured Corps) was a General of the branch OF8-rank rank of German Army, introduced in 1935. A General der Panzertruppe was a Lieutenant General, above Major General (Generalleutnant), commanding a Panzer corps.

Rank and rank insignia[edit]

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).

junior Rank
Generalleutnant
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(German officer rank)
General der Panzertruppe

senior Rank
Generaloberst

Position[edit]

In the contemporary German Army (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. In the Wehrmacht, the equivalent position was called Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppe.

List[edit]

The following officers were General der Panzertruppe:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • 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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