Sunday, May 26, 2013

Germany



Germany

Germany
Capital: Berlin




NATO member nation.

Historical
Ambush of Roman forces in the Teutonberg forest
Saxony
King George III
Hessian mercenaries in the service of the British
Unification of Germany in 1871- Princes of the German states gathered together to proclaim Wilhelm of Prussia as Emperor of the German Empire after the German victory in the Franco-Prussian War.
World War 1
World War 2
Germany was divided into East Germany and West Germany after World War 2.
Reunified in 1990

Frederick the Great (or Frederick II) of Prussia
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben- Also know as Baron von Steuben. Served as inspector general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Wrote “The Revolutionary war Drill Manual”.
Major General Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831)- Prussian general during the Napoleonic Wars. Wrote the book “On War”
Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher (1742-1819)- Prussian Field Marshal during the Napoleonic Wars.
Wilhelm I
Otto von Bismarck

Military Bases
Ramstein Air Base
Believed to have around 15 U.S. B61 nuclear bombs in storage. Can be used on German Tornado aircraft.

Spangdahlem Air Base
Believed to have around 20 U.S. B61 nuclear bombs in storage. Can be used on German Tornado aircraft.

Buechel Air Base
Believed to have around 10 U.S. B61 nuclear bombs in storage. Can be used on German Tornado aircraft.


TAURUS KEPD 350 air launched cruise missiles

Bundeswehr

Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Approximately 32,292 personnel

Eurofighter EF-2000 (100)

F-4 Phantom (21)
Tornado IDS (100)
Tornado ECR (31)
Alpha Jet
Cessna T-37 trainer aircraft (56)
T-38 Talon trainer aircraft (87)
P-3C aircraft used for maritime patrol (8)
Transall C-160 transport aircraft (60)
Dornier Do 225 transport aircraft (15)
Airbus A400M transport aircraft (40 on order)
Airbus A310 strategic transport aircraft (1)
Airbus A310MRTT refueling aircraft (4)
UH-1 helicopters (54)
AS532 Cougar (3)
NH90 helicopter (4)

MiG-29 Fulcrum?
MiG-23 Flogger?
MiG-21 Fishbed?
SU-27 Flanker?
F-104 Starfighter?
Skyservant light propeller transport aircraft. Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) capable.?

IAI Heron unmanned aerial vehicles
EuroHawk (RQ-4B) unmanned aerial vehicles
EADS Barracuda unmanned combat aerial vehicle. Currently under development. 


TAURUS KEPD 350 air launched cruise missiles

Taifun- Considered an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or Anti-tank drone with a shaped charge warhead.



AIM-9
AIM-120
ASRAAM
AIM-92 Stinger Air-to-air Stinger missile



Navy (Deutche Marine)
Approximately 15,000 personnel

Frigates (15)
Corvettes (2)
Submarines (4)
Type 212 class submarines (4)
Fast Patrol Boats (8)
Mine Warfare Vessels (17)
Auxiliary Ships (21)

SH-3 Sea King helicopters used in Anti-Submarine Warfare role. (21)
Super Lynx helicopters used in Anti-Submarine Warfare role. (22)
Camcopter S-100 Austrian made unmanned aerial vehicles (6 on order)

P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (8)
Do 228 aircraft (2)

Atlantique maritime patrol aircraft (retired)

Penguin Mk 3 anti-ship missiles
AS-34 Kormoran air launched anti-ship missiles
Exocet anti-ship missiles
RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles
ASROC torpedoes

Kampfschwimmer (Group 3402)
Combat divers of the German navy.







German Army (Heer)
92,000 personnel

Army Aviation

Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters (27)
Tiger attack helicopters may be equipped with HOT or Trigat (PARS 3 LR) anti-tank missiles, Hydra 70mm rockets and AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles.

MBB BO-105 helicopters used in utility, anti-tank and reconnaissance role (104)

UH-1 helicopters (82)
CH-53 Sea Stallion transport helicopters
EC135 helicopters used for training (15)
NH90 helicopters (22)

Alouette II helicopters?
Puma helicopters?
Lynx helicopters?
Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters?

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
IAI Harop loitering Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
KZO reconnaissance UAV


EMT Aladin reconnaissance UAV
Camcopter S-100 rotary reconnaissance UAV
MIKADO mini reconnaissance UAV
Fancopter mini reconnaissance rotary UAV

Leopard 2 tanks

Spz Puma IFV's with 30mm cannon and Spike anti-tank missiles (to eventually replace the Marder)

Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicles with 20mm cannon and MILAN anti-tank missiles

GTK Boxer 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Fuchs 1 Armored Personnel Carriers

M113 APC's
Jaguar Tank Destroyer with TOW missiles
Wiesel armored vehicle

Wiesel armored vehicles with TOW anti-tank missiles
Wiesel armored vehicles with 120mm mortar
Wiesel armored vehicles with 20mm auto cannon
Wiesel armored vehicles with Stinger surface-to-air missiles
Luchs with 20mm gun
Fennek armored reconnaissance vehicle with 40mm grenade launcher

Dingo 2 armored vehicles. German made.

Dingo armored wheeled vehicles. German made.
Grizzly armored wheeled vehicles
DURO III armored wheeled vehicles
BV206 armored tracked transport vehicles
Mungo ESK armored transport vehicles
Light Armored Patrol Vehicle LAPV Enok
Eagle IV armored wheeled vehicles
Skorpion mine laying vehicles


Kommando Spezial Krafte (KSK)- Special Forces Command. Part of the German Army.



Panzerfaust 3 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers. 110mm rockets. HEAT and special BASTEG (Barricade and Street Encounter Grenade) rockets.


HK GMG automatic grenade launcher (40mm)

AG36 under barrel grenade launcher (40mm)
Granatpistole 40mm grenade launcher

G22 sniper rifles- German designation for the Accuracy International AWM in 7.62x67mm (.300 Winchester Magnum)
G24 sniper rifles (accuracy International Arctic Warfare. .50 cal. Used by Special Forces)
G82 sniper rifles (M82 .50 cal)
G3A3ZF-DMR designated marksman rifle. Modified G3.
G28 designated marksman rifle. Modified HKMR308

HK MG3 machine guns (7.62x51)

HK21 machine guns (7.62x51mm. Used by Special Forces)

HK MG4 machine guns (5.56mm)
HK G36 assault rifles (5.56x45mm)

HK G8 rifles (7.62x51mm. Used by Special Forces)
HK MP5 sub-machine guns (9x19mm)

HK MP7 sub-machine guns (4.6x30mm)

MP2 sub-machine guns (9x19mm)
HK P8 pistols (9x19mm)
Remington 870 shotguns

KM2000 combat knife


Artillery
Mittleres Artillerie Raketen System (MARS)- German designation for the M270 MLRS 227mm multiple rocket launcher.
PzH 2000 155mm self propelled howitzers


The LARS II 110mm multiple rocket launcher has been replaced by the MARS.

120mm mortars


Air Defense
Patriot missile system
HAWK missile system?
Roland self propelled surface-to-air missile system on Marder chassis.



Gepard air defense system with two 35mm auto cannons.





LeSysFla Light Systems Air Defense. Mobile. The Ozelot missile carrier is based on the Wiesel platform.

Militarpolizistin (Military Police)
Also called Feldjager
Red berets

Green berets are worn by infantry units
Black berets are worn by armored units
Maroon berets are worn by Special units
Red berets are worn by support units including the Military Police. artillery, engineers, supply, etc.
Blue berets are worn by medical personnel
Dark blue berets are worn by Air Force (Luftwaffe) and Navy (Deutsche Marine) personnel







Bundespolizei- German Federal Police
Formerly known as the Federal Border Guard (Bundesgrenzschutz)

Grenzschatzgruppe 9 (GSG9)- Border Guard Group 9. Special Operations and counter-terrorist force of the German Federal Police.


Intelligence




Companies
Hecklar and Koch or HK
Fuchs
Volkswagen
Mercedes-Benz
BMW
Siemens
Thyssenkrupp


Bundeswehr pictures







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