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I was about to make a minor edit when I started wondering whether we are talking about the same thing. In the article "Schnelltruppen" is mentionned, I was going to edit that to "Schnelletruppen" the term used to describe the arm of mobile forces (tank, mechanised infantry (not the motorised of the Infanteriedivision (mot.), recconaissance, cavalry and iirc part of the anti-tank arm). This grouping into "Schnelletruppen" persisted until 1943 when this arm was redesignated "Panzertruppen", its infantry being hence called "Panzergrenadier" (instead of the previous "Schützen") and the Infanteriedivision (mot.) being transferred from Infantry to "Panzertruppen" and likwise taking the designation "Panzergrenadier" (at the same time any remaining cavalry was transferred to the Infantry arm). So, does this reorganisation of the armed branches fall under this article or is this article only concerned with the 1936 reforms (which I'd have to look up, I know I have relevant litterature)?--Caranorn (talk) 09:14, 5 March 2011 (UTC)


The distinctive Panzerwaffe black uniform with deaths head badges (sometimes leading to tragic confusion with the Waffen SS) deserves a sub-section. The headgear, switching from leather helmet under a beret to black versions of army caps is notable as is the adoption of standard army tropical gear for the North Africa including sun helmets ! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:13, 20 October 2011 (UTC)