The West German mechanized infantry battalion in 1989

The West German Panzergrenadier battalion in 1989

Emerging from the motorized infantry (“Grenadiere”) of the mid-1950s, the mechanized infantry (“Panzergrenadiere”) formed the mainstay of the West German Army through and beyond the times of Cold War.

Seeing a lot of changes in structure and equipment over the decades, the Panzergrenadiere developed into a highly mobile and well armored asset with decent firepower.

In this article we will have a closer look at the structure, equipment and capabilities of the different battalion types in 1989 and how they can be represented in Fistful of TOWs 3.

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