Panzerjäger Company

During World War II, the Panzerjäger company of the German infantry regiment was a fully motorized unit which consisted of four platoons, each with three antitank guns and a total of 12 light machine guns; a company chief (Oberleutnant) with company troop (13 men) using cars and motorcycles; and a combat supply train with one car, one large field kitchen, 3 trucks. It was main source of antitank defense in an infantry regiment during the entire war. The antitank guns were rapid-fire cannon-type weapons which fired antitank shells in flat fire, directly aimed using telescopic sights, primarily at enemy tanks but also at strongly fortified places, such as concrete bunkers and explosive shells at infantry targets.