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Abbreviations

 

 

 

 

 

On this side, the most common abbreviations will be explained. Most of the used abbreviations were used with or without full stop (for example Lkw. or Lkw).

 

 

 

 

 

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Abbreviation

 

German Explanation

 

English Explanation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.A.

=

Aufklärungs-Abteilung

=

reconnaissance battalion

 

 

Abt.

=

Abteilung

=

battalion

 

 

Art.

=

Artillerie

=

artillery

 

 

A-Typ

=

allradgetrieben

=

all wheel driven

 

 

Btl.

=

Bataillon

=

battalion

 

 

Div.

=

Division

=

division

 

 

Einh.

=

Einheits-

=

standard

 

 

Fgst.

=

Fahrgestell

=

chassis

 

 

FH

=

Feldhaubitze

=

field howitzer

 

 

Flak

=

Fliegerabwehrkanone

=

anti-aircraft gun

 

 

Fu

=

Funk-

=

radio

 

 

gf.

=

geländefähig

=

cross-country able

 

 

gl.

=

geländegängig

=

cross-country mobile

 

 

gp.

=

gepanzert

=

armoured

 

 

gr.

=

groß

=

large

 

 

Gren.

=

Grenadier

=

infantryman

 

 

HWA

=

Heereswaffenamt

=

army ordnance office

 

 

I.

=

Infanterie

=

infantry

 

 

IG

=

Infanteriegeschütz

=

infantry gun

 

 

Jg. oder Jäg.

=

Jäger

=

rifleman

 

 

K

=

Kanone

=

gun

 

 

kl.

=

klein

=

small

 

 

Kol.

=

Kolonne

=

column

 

 

Krad.

=

Kraftrad

=

motorcycle

 

 

Kfz.

=

Kraftfahrzeug

=

motor vehicle

 

 

Kom.

=

Kraftomnibus

=

omnibus

 

 

Krkw.

=

Krankenkraftwagen

=

ambulance

 

 

Kw.

=

Kraftwagen

=

car, automobile

 

 

Lkw.

=

Lastkraftwagen

=

lorry, truck

 

 

l. oder le.

=

leicht

=

light

 

 

m.

=

mittel

=

middle

 

 

MTW

=

Mannschafts-Transportwagen

=

personnel carrier

 

 

NSKK

=

Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps

=

National socialistic motorist corps

 

 

OKW

=

Oberkommando der Wehrmacht

=

Armed forces high command

 

 

OHL

=

Oberste Heeresleitung

=

Supreme army administration

 

 

OT

=

Organisation Todt

=

organisation Todt

 

 

Pak

=

Panzerabwehrkanone

=

anti-tank gun

 

 

Pi.

=

Pionier

=

engineer

 

 

Pkw.

=

Personenkraftwagen

=

passenger car, automobile

 

 

Pz.

=

Panzer

=

tank

 

 

Pz. Bef. Wg.

=

Panzerbefehlswagen

=

command tank

 

 

Pz. Kpfw.

=

Panzerkampfwagen

=

battle tank

 

 

Pz. Sp. Wg.

=

Panzerspähwagen

=

armoured reconnaissance vehicle

 

 

RAD

=

Reichsarbeitsdienst

=

State Labor Service

 

 

Rgt.

=

Regiment

=

regiment

 

 

Schtz. Pz. Wg. oder SPW

=

Schützenpanzerwagen

=

armoured personnel carrier

 

 

schg.

=

schienengängig

=

rail able

 

 

Schlp.

=

Schlepper

=

tractor

 

 

Sd. Ah.

=

Sonder-Anhänger

=

special trailer

 

 

Sd. Kfz.

=

Sonder-Kraftfahrzeug

=

special motor vehicle

 

 

Sfl.

=

Selbstfahrlafette

=

self propelled mount

 

 

S-Typ

=

Standardtyp

=

standard type

 

 

s.

=

schwer

=

heavy

 

 

Sanka

=

Sanitätskraftwagen

=

medical vehicle

 

 

t.

=

Tonne

=

(metric) ton

 

 

Zgkw.

=

Zugkraftwagen

=

pulling force vehicle

 

 

(a)

=

amerikanisch

=

American

 

 

(b)

=

belgisch

=

Belgian

 

 

(e)

=

englisch

=

English

 

 

(f)

=

französisch

=

French

 

 

(h)

=

holländisch

=

Dutch

 

 

(i)

=

italienisch

=

Italian

 

 

(j)

=

jugoslawisch

=

Jugoslawian

 

 

(o)

=

handelsüblich

=

commercial

 

 

(p)

=

polnisch

=

Polish

 

 

(r)

=

russisch

=

Russian

 

 

(t)

=

tschechoslowakisch

=

Czechoslovakian

 

 

 

 

 

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