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The Deutsches Heer (German Army) is the primary land component of the Wehrmacht, the armed forces of Germany. The Army consists of 60 divisions, and shares the land combat role with the Waffen-SS.

Organisation

Although the Army is the primary land component of the Wehrmacht, it is not the sole land force. The second land force of Germany is the 23 divisions of the Waffen-SS. The Luftwaffe controls 2 Fallschirmjäger (airborne) divisions and 2 Luftbewegliche (air mobile) divisions as Germany's third land force. The Kriegsmarine Marineinfanteriekorps of seven brigades is Germany's fourth land force. Attempts by the Army to take over these forces have always failed.

The Germany Army's primary means of recruitment is conscription. Conscripts serve 5 years with the Army, then 15 years with the reserves. German Army Divisions have three categories. Category A divisions are fully operational with full manpower, and best equipment. Most divisions in Ostland and Ukraine are Category A. Category B divisions have approximately 75% of their manpower, and can be filled out with reservists in a week. Category C divisons consist primarily of reservists, and take longer to man in the event of war. All Category C divisions are based in the Reich.

The primary tactical unit of the German Army is the Division. The German Army in general uses a triangular organisation. 3 Divisions make up Corps, 3 Corps make an Army. Corps and Armies often contain troops from differing origins. For instance, a Corps may contain Army Division, Waffen-SS Divisions, and even foreign divisions. Most of the German Army is deployed in Ostland, and the Ukraine to provide internal security and defence against Russia. At Corps level, there is generally a Heavy Panzer Regiment, an Artillery Brigade containing very heavy guns, and ballistic missiles.

The German Army has the following divisions

  • 7 Panzer Divisions
  • 10 Panzergrenadier Divisions
  • 21 Infantry Divisions
  • 3 Mountain Divisions

Panzer Divisions consist of 2 Panzer Regiments, a Panzergrenadier Regiment, a Heavy Panzer Battalion, an Artillery Regiment, a Ballistic Missile Battalion, an Air Defence Artillery Regiment, an Aviation Regiment, an Engineer Regiment, a Signal Regiment, and a Logistics Regiment.

Panzergrenadier Divisions consist of 2 Panzergrenadier Regiments, a Panzer Regiment, a Heavy Panzer Battalion, an Artillery Regiment, a Ballistic Missile Battalion, an Air Defence Artillery Regiment, an Aviation Regiment, an Engineer Regiment, a Signal Regiment, and a Logistics Regiment.

Infantry Divisions consist of 3 Infantry Regiments, a Panzer Battalion, an Artillery Regiment, a Ballistic Missile Battalion, an Air Defence Artillery Regiment, an Aviation Regiment, an Engineer Regiment, a Signal Regiment, and a Logistics Regiment.

Mountain Divisions consist of 2 Alpine Infantry Regiments, an Artillery Regiment, an Air Defence Artillery Regiment, an Aviation Regiment, an Engineer Regiment, a Signal Regiment, and a Logistics Regiment.

Panzer Regiments have 2 Panzer Battalions, and 2 Panzergrenadier Battalions. Panzergrenadier Regiments have 1 Panzer Battalion, and 3 Panzergrenadier Battalions. Infantry Regiments have 3 Infantry Battalions. Alpine Infantry Brigades have 3 Alpine Infantry Battalions.

Special Forces

The German Army's capacity for special operations is far less advanced that that of the United States or Russia. The equivalent of a small division represents the German Army's special operations capacity. The Special Operations Division contains six operational battalions (two Waffen-SS), two command elements, and a divisional headquarters. The Special Operations Division is under the operational control of the Abwehr. This arrangement was copied by the Russian Spetsnaz.

Equipment

Small Arms

Pistols

  • Mauser HSC 7.65mm/9mm Kurz Pistol (Special Forces, Abwehr)
  • Walther PP 7.65mm/9mm Kurz Pistol (Special Forces, Abwehr)
  • Walther PPK 7.65mm/9mm Kurz Pistol (Special Forces, Abwehr)
  • P 08 9mm Pistol (no longer official, but a popular private purchase)
  • P 38 9mm Pistol (no longer official, but a popular private purchase)
  • P 80 9mm Pistol [1]
    • P 80P 9mm Pistol [2]
    • P 80K 9mm Pistol [3]
    • P 80SF (Schnellfeuer) 9mm Machine Pistol [4]

Submachine Guns

  • MP 05 5.92mm Kurz Submachine Gun [5]
  • MP 92 9mm Compact Submachine Gun [6]
  • MP 88 9mm Submachine Gun
  • MP 69 9mm Submachine Gun [7]
  • MP 68 9mm Submachine Gun
    • MP 68SD 9mm Suppressed Submachine Gun (Special Forces)
    • MP 68K 9mm Compact Submachine Gun (Special Forces)
  • MP 63 9mm Submachine Gun [8]
    • MP 63K 9mm Compact Submachine Gun
  • MP 61(t) 7.65mm Compact Submachine Gun [9]
    • MP 64(t) 7.65mm Compact Submachine Gun [10]
  • MP 40 9mm Submachine Gun

Rifles

  • StG 77 5.92mm Assault Rifle (standard)
  • StG 72 5.92mm Assault Rifle (special forces)
    • StG 72k 5.92mm Carbine
    • StG 72MP 5.92mm Personal Defence Weapon
  • StG 65 7.92mm Kurz Assault Rifle
  • StG 44 7.92mm Kurz Assault Rifle
  • Gewehr 59 rifle 7.92mm Mittel Rifle
    • Gewehr 59k 7.92 Mittel Carbine
    • Gewehr 59SG/1 7.92mm Mittel Sniper Rifle
  • Kar. 98K 7.92mm Mauser Rifle (ceremonial)
  • SSG 69 7.92mm Mauser Sniper Rifle [11]

Machine Guns

  • MG 03 5.92mm Light Machine Gun [12]
  • MG 62 7.92mm Mittel Light Machine Gun
  • MG 05 7.92mm Mittel Light Machine Gun [13]
  • MG 34(m) 7.92mm Mittel General Purpose Machine Gun
  • MG 42(m) 7.92mm Mittel General Purpose Machine Gun

Support Weapons

  • GP 68 4cm Grenade Launcher [14]
    • AG 68 4cm Grenade Launcher [15]
  • AG 96 4cm Grenade Launcher [16]
  • GMG 99 4cm Automatic Grenade Launcher [17]
  • Leichte Panzerfaust (German copy of the US M72 LAW rocket)
  • Armbrust [18]
  • Panzerfaust 2 [19]
  • Panzerfaust 3 [20]
  • 8.8cm Schwere Panzerfaust [21]
  • Fliegerfaust 3 SACLOS guided surface to air missile [22]
  • PALW anti-tank guided missile [23]
  • Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 12 Gauge Shotgun [24]

Armoured Vehicles

Tanks

  • Panzerkampfwagen Leopard II
    • Leopard II Ausf 1
    • Leopard II Ausf 2
    • Leopard II Ausf 3
    • Leopard II Ausf 4
    • Leopard II Ausf 5
    • Leopard II Ausf 6
    • Bergepanzer BPz3 Büffel Armoured Recovery Vehicle
    • Panzerschnellbrücke 2 AVLB
    • Pionierpanzer 3 Kodiak Armoured Engineering Vehicle
  • Panzerkampfwagen Leopard I Ausf 5
    • Flakpanzer Gepard
    • Bergepanzer 2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle
    • Keiler Mine Clearing System
    • Pionierpanzer 2 Dachs Armoured Engineering Vehicle
    • Biber Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge
  • Leichter Panzerkampfwagen Kürassier [25]
    • Bergepanzer Greif
  • Panzerkampfwagen Puma Ausf 11 [26]
    • Bergepanzer Puma
    • Panzerschnellbrücke Puma
    • Pionierpanzer Puma

Armoured Personnel Carriers

  • Schützenpanzer Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Schützenpanzer Ulan Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • SdKfz.750 Schützenpanzerwagen Half Track Armoured Personnel Carrier
    • SdKfz.750 Schützenpanzerwagen (Granatwerfer) Half Track 8.1 cm Mortar Carrier
    • SdKfz.750 Panzerjäger Anti-Tank Missile Carrier
    • SdKfz.750 Schützenpanzerwagen (10.5cm LG 59) Recoilless Rifle Carrier
    • SdKfz.750 FlaRakwagen Light Air Defence Vehicle (ROLAND)
    • SdKfz.750 3.5 cm Flakzwilling 58
    • SdKfz.750 Kommandopanzerwagen Half Track Command Vehicle
    • SdKfz.750 Krankentransport Ambulance
    • SdKfz.750 Funk Signals Vehicle
    • SdKfz.750 FüFu Command and Signals Vehicle
    • SdKfz.750 ABC Spurpanzer NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle
    • SdKfz.750 Eloka Hummel Electronic Warfare Vehicle
    • SdKfz.750 EOD-EinsFz EOD Vehicle
    • SdKfz.750 Helas Elo-Aufklärung Electronic Reconnaissance Vehicle
    • SdKfz.750 RASIT Radar Carrier
  • Schützenpanzerwagen Boxer Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier
    • Armoured Personnel Carrier
    • 120mm Mortar Carrier
    • Ambulance
    • Command Vehicle
    • Logistics
    • Armoured Recovery
  • Schützenpanzerwagen SPW-408 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier [27]
    • 120mm Mortar Carrier
    • Ambulance
    • Command Vehicle
    • Logistics

Assault Guns/Tank Destroyers

  • Jaguar series
    • Kanonenjagdpanzer Jaguar (10.5 cm gun)
    • Raketenjagdpanzer Jaguar
  • Jadgpanzer Leopard (12.8 cm gun)
  • Jadgpanzer Leopard 2 (14 cm gun)

Reconnaissance Vehicles/Weapon Carriers

  • SdKfz.770 Light Armoured Half Track
    • SdKfz.770/1 Reconnaissance Vehicle - 20 mm cannon
    • SdKfz.770/2 Reconnaissance Vehicle - 60 mm mortar
    • SdKfz.770/3 Reconnaissance Vehicle - 88 mm gun
    • SdKfz.770/4 Mortar Carrier - 8 cm Granatwerfer 78
    • SdKfz.770/5 Tank Destroyer - HOT missile
    • SkKfz.770/6 Air Defence Vehicle - 2 cm Flakzwilling 69
  • Spähpanzer Luchs Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Spähpanzer Fennek Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Spähpanzer Panhard [28]
    • Panhard 88 - armed with light 88 mm gun
    • Panhard 60-7 - armed with 60mm mortar and 2 MG 34
    • Panhard 60-20 - armed with 60mm mortar and 1 2 cm cannon
  • Wiesel 1
    • Wiesel 1 Aufklärung (Reconnaissance)
    • Wiesel 1 MK20 (20mm Cannon)
    • Wiesel 1 RJP HOT (Tank Destroyer)
    • Wiesel 1 RJP HOT (Resupply)
  • Wiesel 2
    • Wiesel 2 Ozelot (LeFlaSys Starstreak Launch Vehicle)
    • Wiesel 2 AFF (LeFlaSys Radar)
    • Wiesel 2 BF/UF (LeFlaSys Command)
    • Wiesel 2 120mm mortar
    • Wiesel 2 APC
    • Wiesel 2 Command
    • Wiesel 2 Carrier
    • Wiesel 2 Pioneer (Combat Engineer Reconnaissance)

Armoured Transport Vehicles

  • Mungo ESK
  • DURO III
  • YAK [29]
  • Bandvagn 206

Armoured Patrol Vehicles

  • KMW Grizzly
  • ATF Dingo
    • Dingo 1
    • Dingo 2
  • MOWAG Eagle
  • LAPV Enok

Artillery

Self-Propelled Artillery

  • PzK 76 21 cm Self-Propelled Gun
  • PzK 76 17 cm Self-Propelled Gun
  • PzK 65 17 cm Self-Propelled Gun
  • PzH 2000 15 cm Self-Propelled Howitzer
  • MARS Multiple Launch Rocket System (SdKfz.710 chassis)
  • Donar 15 cm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SdKfz.710 chassis)

Towed Artillery

  • 21 cm Kanone 75
  • 17 cm Kanone 55
  • 10.5 cm Gebirgshaubitze 40 10.5cm Howitzer
  • 10.5 cm Gebirgshaubitze 56(i) 10.5cm Howitzer [30]
  • 10.5-cm leichte Feldhaubitze 43
  • FH-70 15 cm Howitzer [31]

Anti-tank guns

  • 10.5 cm Pak 55 anti-tank gun
  • 10.5 cm LG 65 recoilless rifle
  • 12.8 cm LG 70 recoilless rifle [32]
  • 12.8 cm Pak 72 anti-tank gun

Mortars

  • 5cm Granatwerfer 90
  • 8cm Granatwerfer 78
  • 12cm Granatwerfer 86

Anti-Aircraft Guns

  • 2 cm Flakzwilling 69 [33]
  • 3.5 cm Flakzwilling 58 [34]

Surface to Air Missiles

  • BL-A-9 Grubenottern radar-guided surface to air missile [35]
  • BL-A-11 Roland command-guided surface to air missile
  • BL-R-10 Himmelblitz radar-guided surface to air missile [36]
  • BL-R-8 Pfeil radar-guided surface to air missile [37]
  • BL-AR-15 ASTER-15 radar-guided surface to air missile
  • BL-I-17 LFK NG infra red-guided surface to air missile
  • BL-R-18 IRIS-T SL infra red-guided surface to air missile

Artillery Rockets & Ballistic Missiles

  • A-20 Medium Range Ballistic Missile
    • Nuclear warhead (500 kt)
    • Chemical warhead (Tabun, Sarin, Soman, Cyclosarin, VX)
    • High explosive warhead (500 kg)
  • A-38 Short Range Ballistic Missile (MARS)
    • Nuclear warhead (100 kt)
    • Chemical warhead (Tabun, Sarin, Soman, Cyclosarin, VX)
    • High explosive warhead (250 kg)
  • A-45 5 cm Short Range Ballistic Missile
    • Unitary warhead
    • Incendiary warhead
    • Anti-personnel/anti-material bomblets
    • Anti-tank mines
    • Anti-personnel mines
    • Chemical bomblets (Tabun, Sarin, Soman, Cyclosarin, VX)
  • 25 cm Heavy Artillery Rocket (MARS)
    • Unitary warhead
    • Incendiary warhead
    • Anti-personnel/anti-material bomblets
    • Anti-tank mines
    • Anti-personnel mines
    • Chemical bomblets (Tabun, Sarin, Soman, Cyclosarin, VX)
  • 10 cm Light Artillery Rocket

Aircraft

Helicopters

Fixed-wing Aircraft

  • Dornier Do 27
  • Dornier Do 28
  • Dornier Do 228

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  • EMT Luna X-2000
  • Rheinmetall KZO
  • EMT Aladin
  • Schiebel Camcopter S-100
  • SAGEM Sperwer

Chemical Weapons

  • Mustard gas
  • Phosgene
  • Tabun
  • Sarin
  • Soman
  • Cyclosarin
  • VX

Support Vehicles

  • Volkswagen 181
  • Volkswagen Iltis
  • Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen
  • Steyr-Puch Haflinger
  • Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer
  • SdKfz.700 5-ton half-track
    • SdKfz.700/1 Artillery Tractor

Uniforms

Ceremonial Uniform

Heer parade dress by thefalconette-d52p7id
Ceremonial Uniform - Medals are worn with this uniform. Aiguillettes are worn on some occasions. The M56 Stahlhelm or the peaked cap may be ordered.
Panzerwaffe dress uniforms by thefalconette-d52xgnr
Panzer Wrap. This uniform is worn by Panzer troops on ceremonial occasions that require them to be in their vehicles. The most important parades, such as the anniversary of the NSDAP's seizure of power, or the birthday of Adolf Hitler feature Panzer troops driving their vehicles on the parade.
Panzerartillerie dress uniforms by thefalconette-d52xgnr
Panzerartillerie Wrap This uniform is worn by gunners in self-propelled artillery units on ceremonial occasions that require them to be in their vehicles.
Bergsjaeger parade dress by thefalconette-d5huvmr
Gebirgsjäger Ceremonial Uniform

Service Uniform

Heer duty uniforms by thefalconette-d52p7d2
Duty Uniform - This uniform may also used as a ceremonial uniform. For ceremonial occasions, a white shirt, breeches, jackboots, and medals are worn.
Panzerwaffe everyday uniforms by thefalconette-d52ta0i
Duty Panzer Wrap
Panzerartillerie everyday uniforms by thefalconette-d52ta0i
Duty Panzerzartillerie Wrap
Bergsjaeger everyday uniform by thefalconette-d5huvmr - Copy
Duty Gebirgsjäger Uniform

Fatigue Uniform

Heer WorkingDress

Combat Uniform

The Heer issues four types of combat uniforms, "wood camouflage" (depicted here), autumn camouflage, desert camouflage, and snow camouflage, . These are worn with subdued insignia. There are also fire retardant overalls for armoured vehicle crews.

Heer Combat Uniform thefalconette

Rank Insignia

Enlisted Men

Heer insignia 1 mannschaften parade and dress by thefalconette-d52tb5i

Sergeants

Heer insignia 2 unteroffiziere parade and dress by thefalconette-d52tbs1

Officers

Heer insignia 3 offiziere parade and dress by thefalconette-d52xj4o

Generals

Heer insignia 4 hoeheroffiziere parade and dress by thefalconette-d52xjrh

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