General der Panzertruppe

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Not to be confused with the General der Panzertruppen as appointment/assignment in the German Bundeswehr Kreuz Black.svg Bundeswehr (since 1956), and the German War Ensign of Germany 1938-1945.svg Wehrmacht (1935 -1945) this General der Panzertruppe (General of the branch), equivalent to three-star rank in anglo-phonic armed forces.
General der Panzertruppe
(General of armoured troops)
Rank insignia of the Heer

General der Panzertruppe (Literally: General of the Armoured Corps) was a General of the branch OF8-rank rank of German Army, introduced by the Wehrmacht 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

(German officer rank)
General der Panzertruppe

senior Rank


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.


The following officers were General der Panzertruppe:


See also[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.