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Kelvin
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Bundeswehr organization

Post by Kelvin » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:53 am

Hi Recently I am looking for some data on army branch of Bundeswehr. I know Bundeswehr some army units such as 1st and 10th Panzer Divisions and 13th Panzergrendier Division. How many divisons they had in 1970s or 1980s and anyone have organziation and equipment breakdown of Bundeswehr 's Panzer and Panzergrenadier Division ?

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Re: Bundeswehr organization

Post by laurence strong » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:13 pm

Hi

You should find most of what you want here, under "Gliederungen" for TO&E's.
http://www.panzerbaer.de/

Here is the Bundeswehr home site it should tell you what they have for Division's
http://www.bundeswehr.de/portal/a/bwde

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Re: Bundeswehr organization

Post by nondescript handle » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:36 am

Kelvin wrote:[...] How many divisons they had in 1970s or 1980s [...]
Heeresstruktur 2 (1959-1970)
- 1 mountain division (1. Gebirgsdivision)[= the 8th division]
- 1 airborne division (1. Luftlandedivision)[= the 9th division]
- 5 mechanized infantry divisions (1. PzGrDiv, 2. PzGrDiv, 4. PzGrDiv, 7. PzGrDiv, 10. PzGrDiv)
- 3 armored divisions (3. PzDiv, 5. PzDiv, 6. PzDiv)

Heeresstruktur 3 (1970-1981)
- 1 mountain division (1. Gebirgsdivision)[= the 8th division]
- 1 airborne division (1. Luftlandedivision)[= the 9th division]
- 2 infantry divisions (2. and 4. Jägerdivision)
- 4 mechanized infantry divisions (1. PzGrDiv, 6. PzGrDiv, 7. PzGrDiv, 11. PzGrDiv)
- 4 armored divisions (3. PzDiv, 5. PzDiv, 10. PzDiv, 12. PzDiv)

Heeresstruktur 4 (1981-1991)
- 1 mountain division (1. Gebirgsdivision)[= the 8th division]
- 1 airborne division (1. Luftlandedivision)[= the 9th division]
- 4 mechanized infantry divisions (2. PzGrDiv, 4. PzGrDiv, 6. PzGrDiv, 11. PzGrDiv)
- 6 armored divisions (1. PzDiv, 3. PzDiv, 5. PzDiv, 7. PzDiv, 10. PzDiv, 12. PzDiv)

HTH and regards
Mark

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