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Abbreviation
Germen
English
A
Abshn.
Abschnitt
Sector, District
Abt.
Abteilung
Battalion, Detachment, Department
Abt.Chef.
Abteilungschef
Head of Section
Abw.
Abwehr
Defence
Abzeichen
Insignia, Badge of Rank
achse
Axle
ARW.
Achtradwagen
8 Wheeled vehicle
A4.
Earlier name for the German V-2 rocket
A.H.A.
Allgemeines Heeresamt
Army War Office
Alt.
Alte
Old
Alter
Older
Amphibious vehicles
Amt
Office, Department
Angriff
Attack
Anh.
Anhänger
Trailer
Antrieb
Drive
Armee
Army
Armeegruppe
Army Group
Armeegruppen
Army Groups
A.K.
Armeekorps
Army Corps
Armeen
Armies
Armee-Nachrichten-Führer
Army Signals Officer, served on the staff HQ of an Army
Armee-Pionier-Führer
Army Engineer Officer, served on the staff HQ of an Army
Armee-Sanitäts-Abteilung
Army medical unit
Art.
Artillery
Art.Pz.Beob.Wg.
Artillerie Panzerbeobachtungs
wagen
Armoured artillery observation vehicle
Arfü.
Artillerieführer
Artillery Officer
Arko.
Artilleriekommandeur
Artillery Commander
auf
Upon, on
Aufbau
Vehicle body superstructure
Aufgelöst
Dissolved, Disbanded
Aufkl.
Aufklärer
Recon
Aufkl.
Aufklärung
Recon
Aufklärungs-Abteilung
Recon unit or battalion, also used to designate certain battalion-sized units
Ausbildung
Training
Ausf.
Ausführung
Version, model, variant, batch
Air-dropped weapons
B
Batl.
Bataillon
Battalion
BW.
Bataillonswagen
Battalion vehicle for Pz.Kpfw IV
Battr.
Batterie
Battery
Batterien
Batteries
Bau
Construction
Baupionier
Construction Engineers
Befehl
Order, Command
Command vehicles
Bfh.
Befehlshaber
Commander
BdU.
Befehlshaber der U-boote
C in C of the U-boats
Bef.Wg.
Befehlswagen
Command Vehicle
Brückenbau
Bridge Building
Observation vehicles
B.Dienst.
Beobachtungsdienst
German Navy cryptanalytical department
Beob.Pz.Wg.
Beobachtungs
panzerwagen
Armoured Observation or recon vehicle
Beob.Wg.
Beobachtungswagen
Observation or recon vehicle
Bergeanker
Recovery anchor
Bergegerät
Recovery equipment
Pz.Berge.Wg.
Bergepanzerwagen
Armoured salvage or tank recovery vehicle
Recovery vehicles
Beute
Captured vehicle
Bewaffnung
Armament
Blitzkrieg
Lightning war
Bord
Brig.
Brigade
Brigade
Brückenkampfwagen
Tank bridge carrier
BL.
Brückenleger
Bridge layer vehicle
Brummbär
Grizzly Bear SP gun
BDM.
Bund Deutscher Mädel
League of German Girls, the girls' segment of the Hitler Youth
C
Chef des Generalstabes
Chief of the General Staff
D
DAK.
Deutsche Afrika Korps
German troops sent to North Africa
Dienstdolch
Service dagger
Doppel
Double
Drahtverhau
Barbed wire entanglement
Drilling
Triple
Durchbruchwagen
Breakthrough vehicle for Pz.Kpfw. V and Pz.Kpfw. VI
Düppel
German code name for radar chaff
E
Einsatz
Duty, Mission, Deployment
EGz.b. V.
Einsatzgruppe zur besonderen Verwendung
SS Special Purpose Operational Group
Eisenbahn
Railroad
Elefant
Elephant, A heavy Panzerjäger tank hunter or tank destroyer
Enigma
German message encryption equipment
Entwicklung
Project
Ersatz
Replacement
Escorts
Etappendienst
German naval intelligence department
F
Fahrerblende
Driver's visor
Fahrersehklappe
Driver's visor
Fgst.
Fahrgestell
Chassis
F.Boote.
Fahrprammboote
Tank landing craft
Fahrschulefahrzeug
Driving School vehicle
Fahrschulwanne
Driving School chassis with the turret removed
Fahrtruppen
Fast troops
Fz
Fahrzeug
Vehicle
Vehicle manufacturers
Vehicle engines
Fallschirm
Parachute
Fallschirmtruppen
Paratrooper troops
Fallschrimjäger
Paratrooper troops
Feld
Field
Feldausbildungseinheit
Field training unit
Feldgendarmerie
Field police
F.H.
Feldhaubitze
Field howitzer
F.K
Feldkanone
Field gun
Feldkommandantur
Field command unit
Feldkommandanturen
Field command units
Feldlazarett
Field Hospital
F.
Fernrohr
Telescope
Fernschr.
Fernschreiber
Teletype apparatus
Fsp.Pz.Wg.
Fernsprechbetries
panzerwagen
Telephone communications, AFV
Fernsprechpanzerwagen
Telephone exchange vehicle
Festung
Fortress
Feuerleitpanzerfahrzeug
Fire control AFV
Anti-aircraft vehicle
Fla.Pz.
Flakpanzer
Antiaircraft vehicle
Flak.Pz.Wg.
Flakpanzerwagen
Antiaircraft tank
Flakvierling
Four barrelled antiaircraft gun
Flakvisier
Antiaircraft gun sight
Flakzwilling
Double barrelled, antiaircraft gun
Flw.
Flammenwerfer
Flamethrower
Flammenwerfer Anlagen
Flamethrower attachment
Flame-thrower vehicles
Flammgranate
Iincendiary shell
Fl.
Flammpanzer
Flame throwing tank
Flammpanzerwagen
Flame throwing AFV
Fl.
Flieger
Flyer
Fla.
Fliegerabwehr
Air defence
Flak.
Fliegerabwehrkanone
Antiaircraft gun
Torpedo boats
Flugabwehrzug
Antiaircraft, platoon
Flak.
Flugerabwehrkanone
Antiaircraft gun
Aircraft engines
Aircraft manufacturers
Aircraft carriers
Frhr.
Freiherr
Baron
Freiwillige
Volunteer
früher
Formerly
Fü.
Führer
Acting commander
Fu.
Funk
Radio
FuG.
Funkgerät
Radio equipment
Fkl.
Funklenk
Radio controlled
Funklenkwagen
Radio controlled vehicle
Fu.Pz.Wg.
Funkpanzerwagen
Radio controlled AFV
Fu.Spr.G.
Funksprechgerät
Radio telephone equipment
Fu.Wg.
Funkwagen
Radio vehicle
für
for
G
Gebirge
Mountains
Gebirgsjäger
Mountain troops
gefallen
Fallen, killed in action
Gefecht
Combat action
Gefechtsstand
Command post
Gefechtsstationen
Naval term, battle stations
Geheim
Secret
GFP.
Geheime Feldpolizei
Secret Field Police
Gestapo.
Geheime Staatspolizei
Secret State Police
gl.
Geländegangiger
Cross-country travel ability
Generalkommando
General Headquarters
Gen. St.d. H.
Generalstab des Heeres
Army General Staff
gep.
gepanzerte
Armoured
gep.LKW.
gepanzerter Lastkraftwagen
Armoured vehicle
gepanzerter Mannschaftstransport
wagen
Armoured APC
gep.Mun.Schl.
gepanzerter Munitionsschlepper
Armoured ammunition tractor
gep.Sf.fürstug.
gepanzerter Selbstfahrlafette für Sturmgeschütz
Armoured self-propelled carriage for assault gun
Gesch.
Geschütz
Gun
Gw.
Geschützwagen
Gun motor carriage
JG.
Geschwader
Squadron
Geschwaderkennung
Two character alphanumeric identification code
Grabenkrieg
Trench warfare
Gr.
Granate
Shell
GrW.
Granatwerfer
Mortar, grenade thrower
Grenadier
Heavy infantry units
Grenze
Border
Grenzewacht
Border watch
Grenzschutz
Border defence
Grille
Cricket support gun
gr.Pz.Bef.Wg.
Grosse Panzer Befehlswagen
Heavy armoured command vehicle
Grosstraktor
Large tractor
Gruppe
Group
Gruppen
Groups
Gruppenstab
Command staff
Gummi
Rubber
H
Hafen
Harbour
Hb.
Halb
Semi, Half
HK.
Halftrack vehicle
Handelsmarine
German merchant marine
Hängelafette
Suspended mounting
Hart
Naval command calling for a sharp turn
Hart Backbord
hard-a-port
Hart Steuerbord
hard-a-starboard
Hauptquartiere
Headquarters
Heckstand
Tail gun defensive position on aircraft
H.
Army. The German Army
H.Gr.
Heeresgruppe
Army Group
Heeresgruppen
Army Groups
HGr.Kdo.
Heeresgruppen
kommando
Army Group Command
PA.
Heerespersonalamt
Army personnel office
HWa.A.
Heereswaffenamt
Army ordnance office
Hetzer
German tank destroyer
Heuschrecke
Grasshopper support gun
Auxiliary cruisers
Hinterhalt
Ambush
HJ.
Hitler-Jugend
Hitler Youth
Hitlersäge
Hitler saw
HL.
Hochleistung
High-performance engine
Höckerhindernisse
Anti-tank obstacles called, Dragon's Teeth
Hoheitsabzeichen
National insignia
FuMO-61.
Hohentwiel
U-boat radar adapted from the Luftwaffe
Höh.
Höherer
Senior
Höh.Arko.
Höherer Artillerie-Kommandeur
Senior Artillery Commander
HL.
Hohlladung
Hollow charge
Hornisse
Hornisse, Nashorn A heavy Panzerjäger tank hunter or tank destroyer
Helicopter
Hummel
Bumble Bee nickname for a piece of mobile artillery mounted on extended and strengthened Pz.Kpfw. IV chassis
I
Inf.
Infanterie
Infantry
J
Jabo.
Jagdbomber
Fighter bomber
JG.
Jagdgeschwader
Single engine fighter wing, group
Jagdpanther
Hunting tank self-propelled tank destroyer
Jgd.Pz.
Jagdpanzer
Hunting tank self-propelled tank destroyer
Jagdtiger
Hunting tank self-propelled tank destroyer
Jäg.
Jäger
Hunter
Junkerschule
Officers training school for the Waffen-SS
K
Kal.
Kaliber
Calibre
Kampf
Struggle flight
Kampfflotte
Battle fleet
Kampfgeist
Fighting spirit
KG.
Kampfgeschwader
Bomber wing or group
Kampfgruppe
Battle group
Kampfplan
Battle plan
Kampfschwimmer
Frogman
Kpfw.
Kampfwagen
Tank, armoured vehicle
KFF.
Kampfwagen Fahrer Fernrohr
Tank drivers periscope
K.w.K.
Kampfwagenkanone
Tank armament
Kampfwunde
Battle wound
Kampfzone
Battle zone
K.
Kanone
Cannon
Kapitulation
Surrender
Karlgerät
Heavy support siege gun
Kaserne
Barracks
Kätzchen
Kitten codename for tracked APC
Kavallerie
Cavalry
Ketten
Chain
Kettenkrad
Tracked motorcycle
Km.
Kilometer
Kilometre
Kl.
Klein
Small
Small arms
Kolonne
Column
Kdr.
Kommandeur
Commander
Kmdo.
Kommando
Command
Kommando
panzerwagen
Armoured command vehicle
Kompanie
Company
Kompanien
Companies
Korps
Corps
Kosaken
Kradschützen
Motorcycle unit, soldier
Kraftfahrlehr
kommando
Driver training command
Kfz.
Kraftfahrzeug
Motor-vehicle
Krad
Kraft-Radfahrzeug
Motorcycle
Kw.Werkst.Z.
Kraftwagen
werkstattzug
Vehicle workshop troop
Kr.Pz.Wg.
Krankenpanzerwagen
Armoured ambulance
Krankenstation
Ships sickbay
Kriegesgefangen
Prisoner of War
KM.
Navy. The German Navy
KLA.
Kriegsschiffbaulehr
abteilung
Warship and construction training division
Kugelblitz
Ball lightning
Kg.ZF.
Kugelzielfehrnrohr
Ball mounted
Kurz
Short
Küste
Coast
L
Lager
Camp
Landesschützen
Territorial units
Landratsamt
Civil Administration office
Landsturm
Militia
Landwehr
Territorial Army
Lang
Long
Lange
Length
Lkw.
Lorries
Laufwerk
Suspension, running gear
Hospital ships
Lebensraum
Living space
Legion
Legion
Legionen
Legions
Lehr
Training, demonstration
le.
leicht
Light
le.
Leichte
Light
le.FH.
leichte Feldhaubitze
Light field howitzer
Light cruisers
LG.
Leichter Geschütz
Light gun
le.SPW.
Leichter Schützenpanzerwagen
Light armoured personnel carrier
Le.WS.
Leichter Wehrmacht Schlepper
Armed forces, light carrier
Leichtertraktor
Light tractor
Le.IG.
Leichtes Infanterie Geschütz
Light infantry gun
L.spur.
Leucht Spur
Tracer ammunition
Lichtauswerte
panzerwagen
Flash spotter for artillery observers
Lichtenstein
German Radar
Pre-Dreadnoughts
Lorenz Schlüsselzusatz
Cipher machine
Lorenz
Aircraft navigation aid
LrS.
Lorraine Schlepper
Lorraine tractor
Luchs
Lynx light recon vehicle
Luftlande
Air Landing
LSP.
Luftschutzpolizei
Air raid wardens
Lw.
Airforce. The German Airforce
M
MTW.
Mannschaftstransport
wagen
Troop transport vehicle
Marder
Self-propelled antitank vehicle
MG.
Maschinengewehr
Machine gun
MK.
Maschinenkanone
Machine cannon
MP.
Maschinenpistole
Submachine gun
Maultier
Mule, Sd.Kfz. 4 half-track truck
Maus
Mouse, heavy tank
Messtruppanzerwagen
Survey troop armoured fighting vehicle
Milchkuh
milk cow, Type XIV resupply U-boat.
Militärnachrichtendienst
Military intelligence
Minelayers
Minenräum
Mine clearance
Minenrollern
Mine rollers
Minesweepers
mit
With
mitte
Middle
mittlerer
Medium
Möbellwagen
Antiaircraft tank
Mrs.
Mörser
Heavy mortar
Mrs.tr.
Mörserträger
Heavy mortar carrier
m.o.t.
Motorisiert
Motorised
Motorcycles
Mun.
Munition
Ammunition
Munitionskraftwagen
Ammunition vehicle
Mun.Pz.
Munitionspanzer
Armoured ammunition vehicle
Mun.Schl.
Munitionsschlepper
Ammunition carrier
N
Nachrichten Abteilung
Signals, communication, battalion
Nachschubtruppen
Supply troops
NJG.
Nachtjagdgeschwader
Night fighter wing, group
Nahverteidigungswaffe
Close defence weapon
Nashorn
Nashorn, Hornisse A heavy Panzerjäger tank hunter or tank destroyer
NSDAP.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
National Socialist German Worker's Party
NSFO.
Nationalsozialistische Führungsoffiziere
National Socialist Leadership Officers
NSV.
Nationalsozialistische Volksfürsorge
National Socialist People's Welfare centers
Naxos
Radar detector
Nb.
Nebel
Fog
Nb.W.
Nebelwerfer
Fog thrower rocket artillery
Neu
New
Nb.Fz
Neubaufahrzeug
New construction vehicle
nA.
Neue Art
New type
Notek
Lighting equipment
Nummer
Number
O
Ob.Bfh.
Oberbefehlshaber
Army Group Commander
Ob.d.H.
Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres
C in C Army
Ob.d.K.
Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine
C in C Navy
Ob.d.L.
Oberbefehlshaber des Luftwaffe
C in C Airforce
O.F.K.
Oberfeldkommandantur
High Field Command
Oberfeldkommandanturen
High Field Commands
O.K.H.
Oberkommando des Heeres
High Command of the Army
O.K.K.
Oberkommando des Kriegsmarine
High Command of the Navy
O.K.L.
Oberkommando des Luftwaffe
High Command of the Airforce
O.K.W.
Oberkommando des Wehrmacht
High Command of the Armed Forces
OQu.
Oberquartiermeister
quartermaster
oder
Or, alternatively
ohne
Without
Osten
East
Ostfront
Eastern Front
Ostmark
Eastern Border
Ostpreußen
Province of East Prussia
P
Pz.
Armour, Tank
Pz.Abt.
Panzer Abteilung
Tank battalion, section, detachment
Pz.Aufkl.Abt
Panzer Aufklärungsabteilung
Armoured recon Battalion
Pz.Sf.
Panzer Selbstfahrlafette
armoured self-propelled Mount
Pz.Abw.
Panzerabwehr
Tank defence
Pz.Abw.Abt.
Panzer-Abwehr-Abteilungen
Antitank gun, Italian
Pak.
Panzerabwehrkanone
Antitank gun
Pz.Art.
Panzerartillerie
Armoured artillery
Pz.Bef.Wg.
Panzerbefehlswagen
Command tank
Pz.Beob.Wg.
Panzerbeobachtungs
wagen
Artillery observation tank
Panzerbergeanker
Tank recovery, anchor
Pz.Berge.Wg.
Panzerbergewagen
Armoured recovery vehicle
Pz.B.
Panzerbrigade
Armoured tank brigade
Pz.B.
Panzerbüsche
Antitank rifle
Pz.D.
Panzerdivision
Armoured tank division
PzF.
Panzerfähre
Armoured amphibious ferry
Panzerfaust
Handheld antitank weapon
Pz.Fu.Wg.
Panzerfunkwagen
Armoured radio car
Pz.Gr.
Panzergranate
Armour piercing shells
Panzergrenadier
Armoured motorised infantry
Panzergrenadier Division
Armoured motorised infantry division
Pz.jäg.
Tank destroyer, Hunter
Pz.jäg.Abt.
Panzerjäger Abteilung
Motorised antitank battalion
Pz.Kpfw.
Armoured fighting vehicle
Pz.K.
Panzerkanone
Tank armament
Pz.Kp.
Panzerkompanie
Tank company
Panzerkorps
Armoured corps
Pz.K.
Panzerkraftwagen
Armoured vehicle
Pz.Rgt.
Panzerregiment
Armoured tank regiment
Pocket battleships
Panzerschreck
Handheld antitank weapon
Pz.Sp.
Panzerspähwagen
Armoured scout car
Panzertruppen
Motorised armoured troops
Armoured vehicle
Panzerwerfer
Armoured rocket launcher
Panzerzerstörer
Tank destroyer
Pz.Zug.
Panzerzug
Tank troop
Patrone
Ammunition round
Periskop
Periscope
PKW.
Passenger vehicle
Pi.
Pionier
Engineer
Engineer vehicles
Pi.Pz.Wg.
Pionierpanzerwagen
Armoured engineer vehicle
Polizei Panzerwagen
Armoured police vehicle
Prototype vehicles
Protze
Limber
Prüfung
Testing
Putsch
Rebellion, coup, overthrow
Q
R
Rad
Wheel
Radfahr
Bicycle
Radfahrzeug
Wheeled vehicle
R.Pz.B.
Rakete Panzerbüsche
Antitank rocket launcher
Missiles
RW.
Raketenwerfer
Rocket project
R-boot.
R-boats
Raümen
Minefield clearer
Raupe
Caterpillar track
RR.
Raupen Rader
Wheel cum track
Raup.Fzg
Raupenfahrzeug
Self-propelled fully tracked vehicle
RSO.
Raupenschlepper Ost
Tracked carrier
Regiment
Regiment
Regimenter
Regiments
RAD.
Reichsarbeitsdienst
Compulsory labour service in Germany
Reichsbahn
Germany's railway system
R.L.M.
Reichsluftahrtminister
Air Ministry
RSHA.
Reichssicherheits
hauptamt
Reich Security Head Office
Reihenwerfer
Mortars mounted on a frame
Reiter
Rider, Cavalryman
Res.
Reserve
Reserve
Rückzug
Withdrawal, retreat
Rblf.
Rundblickfernrohr
Panoramic telescope
Armaments
R-Vielfachwerfer
Multiple rocket launcher
S
Sanitäts
Medical
Schallaufnahme
panzerwagen
Sound recording armoured vehicle
Schallauswerte
panzerwagen
Armoured sound ranging vehicle
Schanzzeug
Entrenching tool
Troop ships
Scharfschütze
Sharp shooter
Schienen-ketten Fahrzeug
Railway tracked vehicle
Shipyards
Schildkröte
Turtle, codename for amphibious armoured car project
Schlacht
Battle
Battleship
Schleichfahrt
Silent running
Schlepper
Tractor
Schmal
Narrow
Schnell
Fast
Fast Attack Boat
Schräge Musik
Obliquely firing defensive armament
Training ships
Schürze
Armoured apron
SS.
Schütz Staffein
S S protection squads
SPW.
Schützenpanzerwagen
Armoured infantry vehicle
Schutzpolizei
Protection police
Schutzstaffel
Protection Force, Defence Squad
Schwadron
Squadron
Schwadronen
Squadrons
s.
Schwere
Heavy
s.FH.
schwere Feldhaubitze
Heavy field howitzer
s.IG.
schwere Infanteriegeschütz
Heavy infantry gun
s.IG.Kp.
schwere Infanteriegeschütz Kompanie
Heavy infantry gun company
SMK.
schwere Maschinen Karbine
Heavy machine-gun
s.Pz.B. 41
schwere Panzerbüchse 41
Heavy antitank rifle
SW.
Schwere Wagen
Codename heavy tank
s.WS.
Schwere Wehrmacht Schlepper
Heavy army tractor
Heavy cruiser
Schwimmkampfwagen
Amphibious tank
Schwimmkorper
Amphibious body
Schwimmpanzer
Amphibious armoured fighting vehicle
Seelöwe
Sealion, codename to the invasion of Britain
Gliders
Sehrohr
Periscope
Sehrohrtiefe
Periscope depth
Sf.
Selbstfahrlafette
Self-propelled
Self-propelled artillery
SiPo.
Sicherheitspolizei
Security police
Sicherung
Security
Sicherungseinheit
Security unit, detachment
Sockellafette
Pivot or pedestal mounting for gun
Sd.
Sonder
Special purpose
Sd.Anh.
Sonder Anhänger
Special-purpose trailer
Sonderausführung
Special model
Sd.Fgst.
Sonderfahrgestell
Special purpose chassis
SGer.
Sondergerät
Special purpose equipment
Sd.Kfz.
Sonderkraftfahrzeug
Special purpose vehicle
Sp.W
Spähwagen
Recon vehicle
Sprengdienst Kraftfahrzeug
Demolition vehicle, Goliath
Sprgr.
Sprenggranate
High explosive shell
Spr.Ldg
Sprengladung
Explosive load
Stab
Headquarters, Staff
Stäbe
Headquarters, Staff
Stabskompanie
Headquarters company
Standarte
Regiment
Standarten
Regiments
Starr
Rigid gun mounted without recoil gear
Stielgranate
Hollow charge stick round
Sturm
Assault
StuIG.
Sturm Infanterie Geschütz
Assault infantry gun
Sturmabteilung
Assault battalion
StuA.
Sturmartillerie
Assault gun. Assault artillery
Sturmbann
Battalion
Sturmbanne
Battalions
StuG.
Assault gun
StuG.Abt.
Sturmgeschütz Abteilung
Assault gun battalion
StuH.
Sturmhaubitze
StuK.
Sturmkanone
Assault cannon
Stu.Mrs.
Sturmmörser
Assault mortar
Sturmpanther
Assault Panther
Stu.Pz.
Sturmpanzer
Assault Panzer
Sturmpionier
Assault engineer
Sturmsteg
Infantry assault footbridge
Sturmtiger
Assault Tiger
Süd
South
Sicherungsflottillen
Security flotilla
Staffel
Squadron
Stuka.
Sturzkampfflugzeug
Dive bombing aircraft
Stukageschwader
A dive bomber wing, group
Sturmgewehr
Assault rifle
T
Tauchpanzer
Submersible tank
Testflug
Flight test
Heavy tank
Totenkopf
Death's head
Träger
Transport, carrier
Traktor
Tractor
Trippel
Triple
Tp.
Tropen ausführung
Tropical version
Tropenhelm
Pith helmet
Truppe
Troop
Truppen
Troops
Truppenamt
Troop Office
Truppenluftschütz
Antiaircraft
Truppenversuch
Troop trials
Turm
Turret
TBF.
Turmblickfernrohr
Turret Panoramic telescope
TZF.
Turmzielfernrohr
Turret telescope
Typ
Type
U
ULD.
U-Boots-Lehr-Division
U-boat, demonstration, training division
U-boat
UAK.
Unterseeboots-Abnahme-Kommando
In charge of recently built, U-boats
UAA.
Unterseeboots-Ausbildung-Abteilung
Department for training U-boat crews
Unterseebootsflottille
U-boat flotillas
UJ.
Unterseeboots-Jäger
Submarine hunters of
Support vehicles
V
Verband
Formation, from a battalion to brigade
V-1.
V-1 Flying bomb
V-2.
V-2 rocket
V-3.
V-3
Verl.
Verlangert
Lengthened
Verräter
Traitor
Verst.
Verstäkt
Strengthened, reinforced
V.
Versuchs
Experimental
Vs.Kfz.
Versuchs Kraftfahrzeug
Experimental vehicle
V.serie.
Versuchs serie
Experimental series
VK.
Versuchskonstruktion
Experimental prototype
Veterinär
Veterinarian
Vielfache
Multiple
Vielfachwerfer
Multiple rocket launcher
Vierling
Quadruple
Volksgrenadier
People's infantry
Volkskrieg
People's War
Volkssturm
People's militia
Vollkettenaufklärer
Fully tracked recon vehicle
VK.
Vollkettenfahrzeug
Fully tracked vehicle
v.
von
VP-boot.
Vorpostenboote
Coastal Escort vessels
Vorstoß
Assault
W
Wach
Watch, Guard
Waffe
Weapon
Waffen
Arms, Armed, Ordinance
Wa.
Waffenamt
Ordnance office
Wa.A
Waffenamt Abteilung
Ordnance department
Wa.Prüf.
Waffenprüfungsamt
Ordnance test officer department
Waffen-SS
Armed Schutzstaffel
Waffentrager
Weapons carrier
Wg.
Wagen
Wagon, vehicle
Wanze
Bug, codename for one man tank project
Wehrkreis
Military districts
Armed Forces
WH.
Armed forces, Army
WK.
Armed forces, Navy
WL.
Armed forces, Airforce
Wehrmachtbericht
German radio station
Wehrmachtführungsstab
Armed forces operations staff
Wehrmachtsadler
Eagle insignia
Wehrmachtskanister
Jerry can
Wehrpass
Service record book
WeWi.
Wehrwirtschaft
Military Economics
Werf.
Werfer
Launcher, Thrower
Wespe
Self-propelled 10.5 cm howitzer on Pz.Kpfw. II chassis
WZF.
Winkelzielfernrohr
Angled telescope
Wirblewind
Whirlwind antiaircraft tank
Wolfsschanze
Wolf's Lair
Wotan
Radio navigation system
Wurfgerät
Rocket equipment
Wurfrahmen
Rocket launcher frame
Würzburg
Air defence radar system
X
X-Gerät
Radio navigation system used by the Luftwaffe
Y
Y-Gerät
Radio navigation system used by the Luftwaffe
Z
ZRW.
Zehnradwagen
10 wheeled vehicle
Destroyer
ZF.
Zielfernrohr
Telescopic sight
Zimmerit
Anti-magnetic mine paste
Z-Plan
Was the expansion of the Kriegsmarine
Zug
Platoon
ZW.
Zugführerwagen
Platoon commanders vehicle
Zgkw.
Zugkraftwagen
Prime mover in semi-tracked vehicle
Zugmittel
Tractor
z.b.V.
zur besonderen Verwendung
For Special Use
Zw.
Zwilling
Twin, dual
Zwillingslafette
Twin mountings
Zwischenlösung
Interim development
Zwitterfahrzeug
Semi-tractor vehicle
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