General der Panzertruppe

General der Panzertruppe (lit.'General of the Armoured Corps') was a General of the branch OF8 rank of the German Army, introduced in 1935. A General der Panzertruppe was a Lieutenant General, above Major General (Generalleutnant), commanding a Panzer corps.

General of the Armoured Corps
General der Panzertruppe
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Country Nazi Germany
Service branch German Army
NATO rank codeOF-8
Non-NATO rankO-9
Next higher rankGeneraloberst
Next lower rankGeneralleutnant
Equivalent ranksSee list

Rank and rank insigniaEdit

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 present-day German Army, 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. In the Nazi-era Army, the equivalent position was called Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppe.


The following officers were General der Panzertruppe:




  • 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.

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