10th Panzer Division (Bundeswehr)

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Not to be confused with 10th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht).
10th Armoured Division
10. Panzerdivision
10. Panzerdivision (Bundeswehr).svg
10th Armoured Division Shoulder Insignia
Active 1 April 1959–present
Country Germany
Branch Army
Type Division
Role Conventional warfare, asymmetric warfare
Size ~ 12,100 soldiers
Part of German Army
Garrison/HQ Veitshöchheim
Nickname(s) Lion's division
Löwendivision
Motto(s) Reliable, mobile, quick!
Zuverlässig - beweglich - schnell!
March Fridericus-Rex-Grenadiermarsch
Anniversaries 1 April 1959
Engagements War in Bosnia
Civil war in Albania
Kosovo War
War in Afghanistan
Commanders
Current
commander
Major General Bernd Schütt
Notable
commanders

Lieutenant General Leo Hepp
General Johann Adolf Graf von Kielmansegg
General Günter Kießling
Lieutenant General Josef Moll

Major General Erhard Bühler

The 10th Armoured Division (German: 10. Panzerdivision) is an armoured division of the German Army, part of the Bundeswehr.[1] Its staff is based at Sigmaringen. The division is a unit of the German Army's stabilization forces and specializes in conflicts of low intensity.

History[edit]

The Edelweiss badge of the German mountain infantry

This division was founded as the 10. Panzerdivision of the new German Army in 1959. Originally only consisting of armoured units, it is now also superordinate to Germany's last mountain warfare unit. For this reason the Edelweiss badge has become another commonly used insignia to denote allegiance to this formation. The 10th Armoured Division is a part of Germany's permanent contribution to Eurocorps, the other being the German contribution to the Franco-German Brigade which was subordinate to the division until 2006.

After 1993 troops of this division participated in numerous overseas deployments. Among them were the first out-of-area land deployment operations for the Bundeswehr (in fact of any German military unit after World War II). Troops were deployed to Somalia (UNOSOM II) from 1993 to 1994 and to Bosnia and Herzegovina (IFOR) from 1995 to 1996 and stayed in this country until 1998 (SFOR). Soldiers of the 10th Armoured Division's SFOR contingent were also involved in the Bundeswehr's first combat operation in 1997 (Operation Libelle). In 2000, the 10th Armoured Division deployed more than 8,000 personnel to the Balkans. Between 2002 and 2003, it deployed to various operations in the Balkans and in Afghanistan.

Its designation (10. Panzerdivision) and the name of its HQ garrison (Graf-Stauffenberg-Kaserne) is a historical reference to key members of the German Resistance and July 20 Plot who had served in the preceding 1939–1943 10th Panzer Division of Germany's Wehrmacht during World War II.

Organisation[edit]

10th Panzer Division (Bundeswehr) is located in Germany
10 Panzer Division
10 Panzer Division
12 Panzer Bde
12 Panzer Bde
23 Mountain Infantry Bde
23 Mountain Infantry Bde
37 Panzer-Grenadier Bde
37 Panzer-Grenadier Bde
131 Artillery Battalion
131 Artillery Battalion
345 Artillery Battalion
345 Artillery Battalion
Locations of 10th Panzer Division units
A Leopard 2A5 main battle tank of Armoured Battalion 104
  • 10. PzDiv (V3).jpg 10. Panzerdivision in Veitshöchheim
    • StKp 10. PzDiv.png Staff and Signal Company 10th Panzerdivision in Veitshöchheim
    • ArtAufklBtl 131.jpg 131st Artillery Battalion (Artilleriebataillon 131) in Weiden in der Oberpfalz with 16x PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers, 8x M270 MLRS multiple rocket launch systems, KZO drones and 2x Euro-Art COBRA counter-battery radars
    • PzArtBtl 345.jpg 345th Artillery Demonstration Battalion (Artillerielehrbataillon 345) in Idar-Oberstein with 24x PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers, 8x M270 MLRS multiple rocket launch systems, KZO drones and 2x Euro-Art COBRA counter-battery radars
    • miniatur 12th Armored Brigade (Panzerbrigade 12) in Cham
      • StKp PzBrig 12.jpg Staff and Signal Company 12th Armored Brigade in Cham
      • AufklBtl 8 (1).jpg 8th Reconnaissance Battalion (Aufklärungsbataillon 8) in Freyung with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
      • GebPzBtl 8.JPG 8th Mountain Panzer Battalion (Gebirgspanzerbataillon 8) in Pfreimd (2x of 4x tank companies active) with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks
      • PzBtl 104 (V1).png 104th Panzer Battalion (Panzerbataillon 104) in Pfreimd with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks
      • PzGrenBtl112.jpg 112th Mechanized Infantry Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 112) in Regen with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
      • PzGrenBtl122 (V1).jpg 122nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 122) in Oberviechtach with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
      • PzPiBtl 4 (V1).jpg 4th Armored Engineer Battalion (Panzerpionierbataillon 4) in Bogen
      • LogBtl 4.jpg 4th Supply Battalion (Versorgungsbataillon 4) in Roding
    • Gebirgsjägerbrigade 23 (Bundeswehr).svg 23rd Mountain Infantry Brigade ( Gebirgsjägerbrigade 23) in Bad Reichenhall
      • StKp GebJgBrig 23 (V2).png Staff and Signal Company 23rd Mountain Infantry Brigade in Bad Reichenhall
      • GebAufklBtl 230.jpg 230th Mountain Reconnaissance Battalion (Gebirgsaufklärungsbataillon 230) in Füssen with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
      • GebJgBtl 231 (1).jpg 231st Mountain Infantry Battalion (Gebirgsjägerbataillon 231) in Bad Reichenhall with GTK Boxer armored personnel carriers
      • GebJgBtl 232 (1).jpg 232nd Mountain Infantry Battalion (Gebirgsjägerbataillon 232) in Bischofswiesen with Bv206S
      • GebJgBtl 233.jpg 233rd Mountain Infantry Battalion (Gebirgsjägerbataillon 233) in Mittenwald with Bv206S
      • GebPiBtl 8.jpg 8th Mountain Engineer Battalion (Gebirgspionierbataillon 8) in Ingolstadt
      • GebLogBtl 8 (1).jpg 8th Mountain Supply Battalion (Gebirgsversorgungsbataillon 8) in Füssen
      • EAZ GebTrgTWes 230 (V1).jpg 230th Mountain Transport Mules Training Center (Einsatz- und Ausbildungszentrum für Gebirgstragtierwesen 230) in Bad Reichenhall
    • PzGrenBrig 37.gif 37th Mechanized Infantry Brigade (Panzergrenadierbrigade 37) in Frankenberg
      • StKp JgBrig 37.jpg Staff and Signal Company 37th Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Frankenberg
      • AufklBtl 13.png 13h Reconnaissance Battalion (Aufklärungsbataillon 13) in Gotha with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
      • PzGrenBtl371 (V1).jpg 371st Mechanized Infantry Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 371) in Marienberg with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
      • PzGrenBtl 391.jpg 391st Mechanized Infantry Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 391) in Bad Salzungen with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
      • PzBtl 393.jpg 393rd Panzer Battalion (Panzerbataillon 393) in Bad Frankenhausen with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks
      • PzPiBtl 701 (V1).jpg 701st Armored Engineer Battalion (Panzerpionierbataillon 701) in Gera
      • LogBtl 131.jpg 131st Supply Battalion (Versorgungsbataillon 131) in Bad Frankenhausen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10. Panzerdivision". Heer. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°05′28.46″N 9°14′55.04″E / 48.0912389°N 9.2486222°E / 48.0912389; 9.2486222