Tank battalions of the German Army 1956–2008

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Tank Battalions of the Battle Force:

Units name Raising
(out of)
Garrisons Remaining Notice
PzLBtl.png PzLehrBtl April 1956 Munster renamed Dezember 1958
PzLehrBtl 93
PzBtl 213 (V1).jpg PzBtl 1 Juli 1956 Dedelstorf
since 1957 Augustdorf (Generalfeldmarschall-Rommel-Kaserne)
renamed March 1959 PzBtl 213
PzBtl 2.png PzBtl 2 1956 Hemer renaming March 1959 PzBtl 204
PzBtl 174.jpg PzBtl 3 August 1956 Hamburg (Graf-Goltz-Kaserne) renaming March 1959 PzBtl 174
PzBtl 123.jpg PzBtl 4 September 1956 Amberg renaming March 1959 PzBtl 123
PzBtl 143 (V1).png PzBtl 5 September 1956 Hohenfels
since 1957 Koblenz
renaming March 1959 PzBtl 143
GebPzBtl 8.png GebPzBtl 8 October 1981 Pocking September 1996 inactive Reserve unit in Pfreimd. Since HEER2011 reactivated in Pfreimd.
PzBtl 183.PNG PzBtl 13 August 1956 Flensburg
1958 Boostedt
renaming March 1959 PzBtl 183
PzBtl 14.jpg PzBtl 14 Juli 1959 Koblenz
1959 Stadtoldendorf
1962 Hildesheim (Gallwitz-Kaserne)
disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 134 (V1).jpg PzBtl 15 September 1956 Grafenwöhr renamed Januar 1959 PzBtl 134
PzBtl 21 (V1).png PzBtl 21 April 1981 Braunschweig disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 324 (V1).jpg PzBtl 23 Januar 1958 Schwanewede renamed March 1959 PzBtl 324
PzBtl 23.png PzBtl 23 April 1976 Braunschweig disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 24.jpg PzBtl 24 July 1960 Dedelstorf
1962 Braunschweig (Roselies- / Heinrich der Löwe-Kaserne)
disbanded Dezember 2003
PzBtl 25 (later PzBtl 153).jpg PzBtl 25 September 1956 Koblenz renamed 1 April 1959 PzBtl 153
PzBtl 31 (V2).jpg PzBtl 31 1981 Nienburg disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 33.svg PzBtl 33 December 1958 Munster
1959 Dörverden
1965 Luttmersen
still in service. Will be remodeled into PzGrenBtl 33 (MechInfBtl)
PzBtl 34 (V2).png PzBtl 34 April 1959 Nienburg
1969 Scheuen
renamed October 1981 PzBtl 334
PzBtl 34.PNG PzBtl 34 October 1981
(PzBtl 334)
Nienburg disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 44 (V1).jpg PzBtl 44 January 1962 Allendorf
Arolsen
1975 divided into PzBtl 342 und PzBtl 343
PzBtl 44.jpg PzBtl 44 October 1980 Göttingen disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 53.jpg PzBtl 53 April 1976 Hessisch-Lichtenau disbanded March 1983
PzBtl 54.jpg PzBtl 54 Januar 1959 Wetzlar
1960 Wolfhagen
October 1981 renamed PzBtl 64
PzBtl 54 (V1).jpg PzBtl 54 October 1981 Hessisch-Lichtenau disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 61.jpg PzBtl 61 October 1980 Wolfhagen disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 63.png PzBtl 63 March 1959 Stadtallendorf October 1981 renamed PzBtl 143
PzBtl 63.jpg PzBtl 63 October 1981
(PzBtl 342)
Arolsen disbanded December 2002
PzBtl 64..jpg PzBtl 64 April 1961 Stadtallendorf (Hessen-Kaserne) October 1981 renamed PzBtl 144
PzBtl 64 (V1).PNG PzBtl 64 October 1981
(PzBtl 54)
Wolfhagen disbanded June 2008 at last with Panzerbrigade 14 / 14th Tank Brigade
PzBtl 73 (V1).jpg PzBtl 73 April 1992
(PzGrenBtl 73,
PzBtl 324)
Cuxhaven Altenwalde disbanded 2003 as inactive unit
PzBtl 74 (Variante).jpg PzBtl 74 April 1959 1959 Seedorf
1963 Altenwalde
disbanded December 2003
PzBtl 81..png PzBtl 81 Oktober 1980 Lüneburg, Schlieffen-Kaserne disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 83.jpg PzBtl 83 1958 Lüneburg, Schlieffen-Kaserne inactive 1996 Reserve unit since April 1992
PzBtl 84.jpg PzBtl 84 July 1959 Lüneburg, Schlieffen-Kaserne disbanded December 2002
PzLehrBtl 91.png PzLehrBtl 91 January 1980 Munster (Örtze), Georg Freiherr von Boeselager - Kaserne disbanded September 1992
PzLehrBtl 93 (V1).jpg PzLehrBtl 93 December 1958
(PzLehrBtl)
Munster in service with Panzerlehrbrigade 9
PzLehrBtl 94.png PzLehrBtl 94 Juli 1960 Munster disbanded September 1992
PzLehrBtl 94 (V1).jpg PzBtl 94 1997 Celle inactive since June 2008 Reserve unit
PzBtl 104 (V1).png PzBtl 104 November 1960 Amberg renamed October 1971 PzBtl 303
PzBtl 104 (V2).png PzBtl 104 April 1981 Pfreimd in service with Panzerbrigade 12
PzBtl 110.png PzBtl 110 April 1970
(PzBtl 204)
Hemer renamed April 1975 PzBtl 202
PzBtl 114.jpg PzBtl 114 September 1962 Gärmersdorf
1963 Neunburg vorm Wald
remodeled October 1970 PanzerJgBtl 114 (Anti Tank Battalion)
PzBtl 114.png PzBtl 114 April 1981 Neunburg vorm Wald disbanded September 1992
Coa unknown.jpg PzBtl 120 March 1970 Hemer renamed April 1975 PzBtl 203
PzBtl 121 (V1).jpg PzBtl 121 April 1981 Kümmersbruck, Schweppermann-Kaserne disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 123.jpg PzBtl 123 March 1959
(PzBtl4)
Amberg
1960 Gärmersdorf (Kümmersbruck, Schweppermann-Kaserne)
disbanded September 1994
PzBtl 124.jpg PzBtl 124 June 1959 Grafenwöhr
1960 Gärmersdorf-Kümmersbruck, Schweppermann-Kaserne
disbanded September 1994
PzBtl 134 (V1).jpg PzBtl 134 January 1959
(PzBtl 15)
Wetzlar (Sixt von Armin-Kaserne) disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 141.jpg PzBtl 141 October 1981 Stadtallendorf, Hessenkaserne disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 143 (V1).png PzBtl 143 March 1959
(PzBtl 5)
Koblenz, Fritsch-Kaserne renamed October 1981 PzBtl 343
PzBtl 143 (V1).png PzBtl 143 October 1981
(PzBtl 63)
Stadtallendorf, Hessenkaserne disbanded June 2003
PzBtl 344 (V1).png PzBtl 144 April 1959 Koblenz, Gneisenau-Kaserne renamed October 1981 PzBtl 344
PzBtl 144.jpg PzBtl 144 October 1981
(PzBtl 64)
Stadtallendorf, Hessenkaserne disbanded 2003 inactive since 1991
PzBtl 151 (V1).png PzBtl 151 October 1981 Koblenz, Fritsch-Kaserne disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 153 (V1).jpg PzBtl 153 April 1959 (PzBtl 25) Koblenz, Fritsch-Kaserne disbanded 31 December 2002 inactive since 1992
PzBtl 154 (V1).jpg PzBtl 154 October 1967 Hessisch-Lichtenau disbanded October 1981
PzBtl 154 (V1).jpg PzBtl 154 October1981 Westerburg, Wäller-Kaserne disbanded 21 September 2006
PzBtl 164.png PzBtl 164 November 1961 Flensburg
1969: Schwarzenbek, Elmenhorst/Lanken, Sachsenwald Kaserne
disbanded September 1994
PzBtl 174.jpg PzBtl 174 March 1959
(PzBtl 3)
Hamburg disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 181.jpg PzBtl 181 Neumünster (Scholtz-Kaserne) disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 183.PNG PzBtl 183 March 1959
(PzBtl 13)
Boostedt inactive 2007 Reserve unit
PzBtl 184 (V1).jpg PzBtl 184 April 1959 Boostedt disbanded July 2008 (Rantzau Kaserne Boostedt inactive since September 1992
PzBtl 194.png PzBtl 194 April 1959
(PzJgBtl 5)
Münster disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 201 (V1).jpg PzBtl 201 October 1980 Hemer,
1. & 4. Kp Ahlen
disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 110.png PzBtl 202 April 1975
(PzBtl 110)
Hemer October 1980 renamed PzBtl 204
PzBtl 203 (V1).jpg PzBtl 203 April 1975
(PzBtl 120)
Hemer
2007 Augustdorf
in service with Panzerbrigade 21
PzBtl 110.png PzBtl 204 March 1959
(PzBtl 2)
Hemer April 1970 renamed PzBtl 110
PzBtl 204.jpg PzBtl 204 October 1980
(PzBtl 202)
Ahlen
1992 Hemer
disbanded June 2002
Coa unknown.jpg PzBtl 210 October 1970
(PzBtl 303)
Dornstadt April 1975 renamed PzBtl 282
PzBtl 211.jpg PzBtl 211 October 1980 Augustdorf disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 213 (V1).jpg PzBtl 213 March 1959
(PzBtl 1)
Augustdorf disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 214 (V3).png PzBtl 214 June 1959 Augustdorf disbanded October 2002
Coa unknown.jpg PzBtl 220 October 1971
(PzBtl 304)
Dornstadt April 1975 renamed PzBtl 284
Coa unknown.jpg GebPzBtl 224 April 1966
(PzBtl 243)
Landsberg remodeled February 1971 into GebPzJgBtl 224 (Mountain Anti Tank battalion)
GebPzBtl 224.jpg GebPzBtl 224 April 1981 Landsberg disbanded September 1992
Coa unknown.jpg GebPzBtl 234 October 1964 Pocking remodeled October 1971 into GebPzJgBtl 234 (Mountain Anti Tank battalion)
GebPzBtl 241.jpg GebPzBtl 241 October 1981 Landshut
1985 Kirchham
disbanded September 1992
Coa unknown.jpg GebPzBtl 243 April 1959 Traunstein
1960 Landsberg
renamed April 1966 GebPzBtl 224
GebPzBtl 243.jpg GebPzBtl 243 October 1981 Kirchham disbanded April 1996
GebPzBtl 244.jpg GebPzBtl 244 April 1959 Landshut disbanded September 1992
Coa unknown.jpg PzBtl 273 April 1959 Böblingen divided Oktober 1963 into PzBtl 363 & PzBtl 364
PzBtl 281.png PzBtl 281 April 1981
(PzBtl 282)
Dornstadt disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 281.png PzBtl 282 April 1975
(PzBtl 210)
Dornstadt April 1981 renamed PzBtl 281
PzBtl 283 (V1).jpg PzBtl 283 April 1976 Münsingen remodeled April 1992 into FschPzAbwBtl 283 (Airborne anti Tank Battalion)
PzBtl 284.jpg PzBtl 284 October 1968 Dornstadt April 1970 renamed PzBtl 304
PzBtl 284.jpg PzBtl 284 April 1975
(PzBtl 220)
Dornstadt
1992 Heidenheim
inactive 1992, disbanded March 2004
PzBtl 291.jpg PzBtl 291 April 1981 Lager Heuberg disbanded September 1992
Coa unknown.jpg PzBtl 293 April 1970 Münsingen renamed October 1971 PzBtl 303
PzBtl 293.jpg PzBtl 293 October 1971
(PzBtl 304)
Lager Heuberg disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 294.jpg PzBtl 294 March 1959
(PzBtl 322)
Stetten a.k.Markt September 1992 remodeled into PzGrenBtl 294
PzBtl 303.jpg PzBtl 303 March 1959
(PzBtl 310)
Münsingen
1962 Dornstadt
Oktober 1971 remodeled into PzRgt 200 (Tank Regiment 200)
PzBtl 303 (V).png PzBtl 303 October 1971
(PzBtl 293)
(PzBtl 294)
Amberg
1973 Heidenheim
April 1981 renamed PzBtl 304
PzBtl 304.jpg PzBtl 304 August 1959 Münsingen April 1970 renamed PzBtl 293
PzBtl 304 (V2).png PzBtl 304 April 1970
(PzBtl 284)
Dornstadt Oktober 1971 remodeled into PzRgt 200 (Tank Regiment 200)
PzBtl 304 (V1).png PzBtl 304 Oktober 1971 Münsingen disbanded March 1981
PzBtl 304 (V1).jpg PzBtl 304 April 1981
(PzBtl 303)
Heidenheim disbanded March 2004
PzBtl 310.png PzBtl 310 April 1958 Augustdorf
1958 Münsingen
March 1959 renamed PzBtl 303
PzGrenBtl311.jpg PzBtl 311 1988
(PzGrenBtl 311)
Delmenhorst September 1992 inactive unit
PzBtl 314.jpg PzBtl 314 April 1961 Oldenburg October 1992 remodeled into FschJgBtl 314 (314th Airborne Battalion)
Coa unknown.jpg PzBtl 322 März 1958 Großengstingen March 1959 renamed PzBtl 294
PzBtl 324 (V1).jpg PzBtl 324 March 1959
(PzBtl 23)
Schwanewede disbanded September 1992, parts transferred to PzBtl 73
PzBtl 331.jpg PzBtl 331 April 1981 Celle disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 333.jpg PzBtl 333 March 1959 Lingen renamed April 1981 PzBtl 523
PzBtl 333.jpg PzBtl 333 October 1981 Celle disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 334.png PzBtl 334 October 1972 Nienburg Oktober 1981 renamed PzBtl 34
PzBtl 334.png PzBtl 334 October 1981
(PzBtl 34)
Nienburg Oktober 1992 renamed PzLBtl 334
PzBtl 334.png PzLehrBtl 334 October 1992
(PzBtl 334)
Celle (Freiherr von Fritsch Kaserne) disbanded June 2006
PzBtl 341.jpg PzBtl 341 October 1980 Koblenz (Gneisenau-Kaserne) disbanded September 1992
Coa unknown.jpg PzBtl 342 March 1975
(PzBtl 44)
Arolsen April 1981 renamed PzBtl 63
PzBtl 343 (V1).png PzBtl 343 April 1975
(PzBtl 44)
Arolsen disbanded October 1980
PzBtl 343.jpg PzBtl 343 October 1981
(PzBtl 143)
Koblenz (Augusta-Kaserne) remodeled into an inactive MechInfBattalion PzGrenBtl 343
PzBtl 344 (V1).png PzBtl 344 October 1981
(PzBtl 144)
Koblenz (Gneisenau-Kaserne) disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 354 (V1).png PzBtl 354 January 1960 Hammelburg disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 361 (V1).png PzBtl 361 October 1980 Külsheim disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 363.jpg PzBtl 363 October 1963
(PzBtl 273)
Böblingen
1964 Külsheim (Prinz-Eugen-Kaserne)
disbanded 30 Oktober 2006
PzBtl 364 (V1).jpg PzBtl 364 Oktober 1963
(PzBtl 273)
Böblingen
1964 Külsheim
disbanded June 2002
PzBtl 373.jpg PzBtl 373 April 1991 Kirchhain disbanded April 1996
PzBtl 383.jpg PzBtl 383 March 1991 Bad Frankenhausen, Kyffhäuser Kaserne disbanded 30 Juni 2007
PzBtl 384 (V1).jpg PzBtl 384 Bad Frankenhausen, Kyhäuser-Kaserne disbanded 30 June 2008 always inactive
PzBtl 393 (Variante)..png PzBtl 393 March 1991 Bad Salzungen
Bad Frankenhausen
in service with Panzergrenadierbrigade 37
PzBtl 403.jpg PzBtl 403 April 1991 Schwerin-Sternbuchholz (Blücher-Kaserne) disbanded 2 November 2006
PzBtl 404.png PzBtl 404 April 1991 Schwerin-Sternbuchholz (Blücher-Kaserne) disbanded 30 September 2007 inactive since 1991 (?)
JgBtl 413.jpg PzBtl 413 Mai 1991 Torgelow in service, will be remodeled into active JgBtl 413 (413th Rifles Battalion) with Panzergrenadierbrigade 41
PzBtl 414.jpg PzBtl 414 1991 Spechtberg disbanded 2006 inactive unit
PzBtl 423.JPG PzBtl 423 March 1991 Brück disbanded March 2003
PzBtl 424.jpg PzBtl 424 1991 Brück disbanded 2002 inactive unit

Territory Defense Units[edit]

Semi-active battalions (Home Defence Forces)[edit]

Unit name Raising Garrisons Remaining Notice
PzBtl 513 (V1).jpg PzBtl 513 April 1981 Flensburg disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 514.jpg PzBtl 514 (tmob) April 1981 Flensburg disbandes February 1992 no HQ company, no support platoon, no maintenance platoon, appendix of PzBtl 513
PzBtl 523..png PzBtl 523 October 1981
(out of PzBtl 333)
Lingen remodeling into JgBtl 523 (523rd Rifles Battalion) in October 1991
PzBtl 524.jpg PzBtl 524 (tmob) Okt. 1981 Lingen disbanded October 1991 no HQ company, no support platoon, no maintenance platoon, appendix of PzBtl 523
PzBtl 533.jpg PzBtl 533 October 1981 Düren October 1991 remodeled into JgBtl. 533
PzBtl 534.jpg PzBtl 534 October 1981 Düren disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 543.png PzBtl 543 October 1981 Hermeskeil disbanded October 1991
PzBtl 544.jpg PzBtl 544 (tmob) October 1981 Hermeskeil disbanded October 1991 no HQ company, no support platoon, no maintenance platoon, appendix of PzBtl 543
PzBtl 553.jpg PzBtl 553 October 1981 Lager Heuberg disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 554.jpg PzBtl 554 October 1981 Lager Heuberg disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 563..jpg PzBtl 563 October 1981 Landshut disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 564.png PzBtl 564 October 1981 Landshut disbanded September 1993

Non-active units (reserves)[edit]

Unit name Raising Garrisons Remaining Notice
PzBtl 613..png PzBtl 613 October 1983 Hamburg disbanded September 1991
PzBtl 623.jpg PzBtl 623 April 1984 Wietmarschen-Lohne disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 633.jpg PzBtl 633 April 1984 Ahlen disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 643.jpg PzBtl 643 April 1984 Baumholder-Lager Aulenbach disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 653.jpg PzBtl 653 January 1983 Münsingen disbanded September 1992
PzBtl 663..jpg PzBtl 663 Apr. 1982 Heidenheim disbanded June 1993
PzBtl 153 tactical sign

Remaining units[edit]

2 tank divisions (Panzerdivisionen) with a total of: 3 tank brigades (Panzerbrigaden) 6 tank battalions (Panzerbataillone)

Others[edit]

This list does not include the Panzerjäger (tank destroyer units), at last 39 independent and the companies to assigned brigades of the main combat forces, equipped with Kanonenjagdpanzer and Raketenjagdpanzer Jaguar 1 / Jaguar 2. As well the tank destroyer units of the Home Defence Forces altogether 12 independent companies, equipped with Kanonenjagdpanzer and MBT M48 (90mm gun).

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