Two Panzer IIIs during the Battle of Greece, April 1941

Panzer ər/ (German pronunciation: [ˈpantsɐ] ( About this sound  listen)) is a German word that means armour. It is also used by German-speakers as an abbreviation meaning "armoured fighting vehicle" or tank (the military vehicle). The full German word for "armoured combat vehicle" is Panzerkampfwagen. The word Panzer is occasionally used in English and some other languages as a loanword in the context of the German military.


It is mostly used in the proper names of military formations (Panzerdivision, ‘ panzer division’, 4th Panzer Army, etc.), and in the proper names of tanks, such as Panzer IV, etc.

Other Languages
català: Panzer
español: Panzer
Esperanto: Panzer
euskara: Panzer
français: Panzer
한국어: 판처
Bahasa Indonesia: Panzer
italiano: Panzer
עברית: פאנצר
Bahasa Melayu: Panzer
norsk: Panzer
português: Panzer
Simple English: Panzer
Tiếng Việt: Panzer
中文: Panzer