"If the tanks succeed, then victory follows.", Guderian, 1937.
It is important to understand that this website is not dedicated and does NOT support any Revisionist or Neo-Nazi beliefs and does NOT glorify war. This website is dedicated to the history of tanks and people of the Panzertruppe during World War II. It describes most of the armored fighting vehicles used by the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS Panzer Divisions from September of 1939 to May of 1945. It also describes some of the Panzer Generals and Aces along with other information and additional articles related to the Panzertruppe and/or World War II in general.
During World War II, tanks were developed at faster rate than ever before. In 1920′s and 1930′s many countries classified tanks as an untried weapon, not paying too much attention to their development and deployment. Germany on the other hand under Adolf Hitler’s rule was working on the new kind of warfare "Blitzkrieg" – The Lightning War that involved massive use of tanks, motorized infantry and airforce. Tactics of Blitzkrieg designed new role for tanks – spearheads for quick penetration of an enemy territory. On September 1st of 1939, Germans had demostrated Panzerwaffe’s superiority to the entire world in their Blitzkrieg through Poland that only lasted five weeks. This demonstration of force started worldwide conflict known as World War II, which lasted six years.
During the war years German designers developed and planned many designs that revolutionized worldwide tank designs and strongly influenced post-war and modern western tank designs.
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