List of modern equipment of the German Army

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List of modern equipment of the German Army is a list of equipment currently in service with the German Army.

Infantry weapons

Model Image Origin Type Caliber Details
Heckler & Koch USP USP Expert and OSS.jpg
 Germany Handgun .45 ACP (11.5x23mm)

9×19mm Parabellum
The P8 model (9×19mm) will become the standard handgun of the Bundeswehr, while the P12 model (.45 ACP/11.5x23 mm) will be used by the Special Forces .
Walther P38 Pistole P1.jpg  West Germany Handgun 9×19mm Parabellum The P1 model was the standard handgun of the West German, and later German, army but is now being replaced by the Pistole 8[1]
Heckler & Koch P7 HK-P7.jpg  West Germany Handgun 9×19mm Parabellum Used by Military Police.
Glock 17 Glock 17 MOD 45154998.jpg  Austria Handgun 9×19mm Parabellum Used by German special forces - the Kommando Spezialkräfte, but is now being replaced by the P12.
Heckler & Koch P11 HK P11 mit pruefgeraet.jpg  West Germany Underwater Handgun 9×19mm Parabellum Used by German Commando Frogmen.
Heckler & Koch P2A1 150px  West Germany Flare Handgun 26.5mm
Submachine guns
Heckler & Koch MP7 BundeswehrMP7.JPG  Germany Submachine Gun HK 4.6×30mm Replacing the UZI to become the standard submachine gun of the German Army.
Heckler & Koch MP5 Heckler Koch MP5.jpg  West Germany Submachine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum In use with the Special Forces - Kommando Spezialkräfte, the military police and the German Navy.
UZI Uzi 1.jpg  Israel Submachine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum Bundeswehr designation "MP2". Being replaced by the MP7A1.
Heckler & Koch HK416 HK416.jpg  Germany Assault Rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Special Forces (KSK) use only
Heckler & Koch HK417 150px  Germany Battle Rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Bundeswehr designation "G27"[2]
Heckler & Koch G36 G36 Select-Fire Carbine.JPEG  Germany Assault Rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Standard assault rifle of the German Army since 1997, replacing the old G3. To be replaced or upgraded due to inherent design faults.
Heckler & Koch G3 DCB Shooting G3 pictures.jpg  West Germany Battle Rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Was the standard rifle of the West German Army with the last active use in the Afghan War, since then all weapons are in reserve with batches being given away to friendly forces, like the Peshmerga.
Karabiner 98k Mauser m98.jpg  German Empire Carbine 7.92×57mm Mauser Retained for ceremonial use only.[3]
Machine guns
Heckler & Koch MG4 MG4.jpg  Germany Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Standard light machine gun of the German Army.
Rheinmetall MG3 BundeswehrMG3.jpg  West Germany General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Standard general-purpose machine gun of the German Army; it was derived from MG42.
M2 Browning Machine gun M2 1.jpg  United States Heavy machine gun 12.7×99mm NATO Standard heavy machine gun German Army. Bundeswehr designation "Maschinengewehr Kaliber .50". Used mostly as vehicle armament, for example on the LIV (SO) Serval.
Sniper rifles
Accuracy International AWM Bundeswehr-Technik 01 (RaBoe).jpg  United Kingdom Sniper Rifle .300 Winchester Magnum Bundeswehr Designation "G22".
Heckler & Koch MR308 CIMIC Joint Training, GER and ITA Army, Capo Teulada, Trident Juncture 15 (22678987186).jpg  Germany Designated Marksman Rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Bundeswehr Designation "G28".[4]
Barrett M82 Barret M82 DA-ST-92-07336.jpg  United States Anti-materiel rifle 12.7×99mm NATO Bundeswehr designation "G82".
Haenel RS9  Germany Sniper Rifle .338 Lapua Magnum Bundeswehr designation "G29", in service with the special forces.[5]
Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 H&KFabarmFP6entry.jpg  Germany/ Italy Shotgun 12 gauge
Remington Model 870 Flickr - ~Steve Z~ - 870.jpg  United States Shotgun 12 gauge Now being replaced by the FP6.
Grenades & Grenade launchers
DM51 150px  Germany Fragmentation grenade
Heckler & Koch AG36 GewehrAG36.jpg  Germany grenade launcher 40×46mm Replacing the HK69A1. Bundeswehr designation "AG-40 2"
Heckler & Koch HK69A1 HK69A1.jpg  West Germany grenade launcher 40×46mm Bundeswehr designation "AG40 A1"
Heckler & Koch GMG HK GMW.jpg  Germany automatic grenade launcher 40×53mm Bundeswehr designation "Granatmaschinenwaffe 40mm". Sometimes used as vehicle armament on vehicles such as the TPz Fuchs, Mungo ESK, Boxer (armoured fighting vehicle) or Fennek.[6]
Anti-tank weapons
Panzerfaust 3 150px  Germany Rocket Propelled Grenade 60mm Standard infantry AT weapon.
MATADOR 150px  Germany Rocket launcher 90mm Designation "RGW90".
Carl Gustav 150px  Sweden/ West Germany Recoilless Rifle 84mm Former standard AT weapon of West Germany, now used only for firing signal ammunition in training scenarios. Bundeswehr designation "Schwere Panzerfaust 84 mm/Leuchtbüchse 84 mm".[7]


EUROSPIKE SPIKE ATGM.jpg  Israel/ Germany Anti-tank Missile 152mm
MILAN 150px  France/ West Germany Anti-tank Missile 115mm
Man-portable air-defense systems
FIM-92 Stinger 150px  United States MANPADS 70mm Bundeswehr designation Fliegerfaust 2


Name Type Quantity Notes Picture
Armoured vehicles
Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank 250 (of 320)[8] Including 135 Leopard 2A6, 70 Leopard 2A6M, 20 Leopard 2A7+.[9][10] To be increased to 328.[11] Leopard 2A6, PzBtl 104.jpg
Schützenpanzer Puma Infantry fighting vehicle 60 (of 350) Replacing Marder.[12] First delivery on 23 June 2015. [13] 200px
TPz Fuchs Armoured personnel carrier 1100[12] 144 upgraded TPz 1 Fuchs NBC reconnaissance vehicle.jpg
GTK Boxer Armoured personnel carrier 272 (of 400) Replacing TPz Fuchs. GTK Boxer side.jpg
BV 206S Specialist vehicle 379 Protected all-terrain vehicle Hägglunds Bv206S ambulance.jpg
Wiesel 1/2 Armored fighting vehicle 272 Wiesel120mm2.jpg
Eagle IV/Eagle V MRAP 495 +176 Eagle V 495 ordered, 20 will be armored ambulances Bundeswehr mowag eagle IV front.JPG
Enok Armored car 331[14] 200px
Dingo 1/2 Infantry mobility vehicle ~550 Dingo 2.jpg
Fennek Light armored reconnaissance vehicle 217 (of 248) 178 reconnaissance, 24 combat engineer, 20 joint fire support teams (JFST). Total number to be increased to 248.[15] Fennek 2.jpg
KMW Grizzly MRAP 200px
AGF Serval Light armored utility vehicle Serval 2.jpg
DURO III MRAP Kdo DURO M2+M1 o. 2xM2+ - Schweizer Armee - Steel Parade 2006.jpg
Mungo ESK MRAP, NBC vehicle > 400 [16] Krauss Maffai Mungo.jpg
YAK Armoured ambulance 296 Based on DURO III. Duro3 MSPO2004.jpg
Artillery and air defence
M270 MLRS Multiple rocket launcher 38 38 are planned to remain in service.[17] MARS (MLRS) Bundeswehr.jpg
PzH 2000 Self-propelled artillery 101 101 are planned to remain in service.[18] PzH2000 houwitser.png
Mortar "R" Mortar 120mm mortar based artillery.
Engineering vehicles
Dachs Engineering vehicle Based on Leopard 1 chassis. Pionierpanzer Dachs (2008).jpg
Büffel Armoured recovery vehicle Based on Leopard 2 chassis. Bergepanzer Bueffel.jpg
Mine Skorpion Mine-laying vehicle Tracked chassis M548G (MSM-Fz) with an automatic mine-launching system 200px
Keiler Mine-clearing vehicle 200px
Biber Armoured vehicle-launched bridge Panzerschnellbruecke Biber auf Brueckenleger.jpg
Panzerschnellbrücke 2 Armoured vehicle-launched bridge Replacing the Biber. PSB 2 with bridge.jpg
M3 Amphibious Rig Amphibious Bridge layer 200px
SLT 50 Elefant Tank transporter
Zetros Truck Mercedes-Benz Zetros GTF 6x6.JPG
Unimog Truck 18000 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5000.jpg
Volkswagen T3/T4 Utility van 200px
Mercedes-Benz 250 GD "Wolf" Utility car Bundeswehr MB Wolf.jpg


Name Type Quantity[19][20] Notes Picture
Eurocopter Tiger Attack helicopter 48 (of 68) 40 will remain in service, and all will be updated to the so-called ASGARD configuration. Others will be used for training, certification tests and spare parts.[21] Eurocopter Tiger 2.jpg
NHI NH90 Transport helicopter 38 82 TTH + 18 NFH versions on order.[22] NH-90 ILA-2006 2.jpg
UH-1 Iroquois Utility chopa 115 Built by Dornier, being phased out and replaced by NH90 TTH. Bell UH-1D SAR (Ltg 63).jpg
Bölkow Bo 105 Utility helicopter 39 Mostly Anti-Tank-Helicopter version, being converted to utility helicopters 200px
Eurocopter EC 135 Utility helicopter 15 Eurocopter EC 135 Bundeswehr.jpg


  1. "Official website of the German Army on the P1". Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. "Das Wachbataillon – Ehrengarde der Bundeswehr". Federal Ministry of Defence. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  4. "G28 on the German Army's website.". Bundeswehr. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  6. "HK GMG in Weapons database of the german army". Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  7. "Schwere Panzerfaust 84mm in the bundeswehr weapon database". Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  8. {{Gemäß dem Bericht „Materielle Einsatzbereitschaft der Teilstreitkräfte“ vom September 2014 (vgl. umstehende Quellenangabe) sind in der Bundeswehr aufgrund schwerer technischer Mängel noch weitaus weniger Leopard 2 einsatzbereit. Demnach stehen bei der Bundeswehr insgesamt nur höchstens 232 Leopard 2 im Dienst.}}
  9. "Kampfpanzer Leopard 2 A6M (Bw)". Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  10. "WHQ Forum > Kettenfahrzeuge". Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  11. [1]. April 18, 2015 Defence News
  12. 12.0 12.1 ag. "Künftig noch 330 Leos bei der Bundeswehr (mit Korrektur)". Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  13. IHS Jane's Defense and Secturity. "German Army receives first production-standard Puma AIFV". Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  15. [2]. January 28, 2016 Defence News
  16. David Chakrabarty. "Hardthöhenkurier :: ONLINE :: - Das Magazin für Soldaten und Wehrtechnik – Bundeswehr bestellt 31 MUNGO Mehrzweck". Hardthöhenkurier :: ONLINE :: - Das Magazin für Soldaten und Wehrtechnik. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  17. "German Army shapes up for future". 
  18. [3]. January 28, 2016 Defence News
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  20. "World Military Aircraft Inventory". Aviation Week & Space Technology 2009. 13 September 2009. 
  21. Bundeswehr. "3. Bericht des Bundesministeriums der Verteidigung zu Rüstungsangelegenheiten" (PDF). Bundeswehr. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  22. Bundeswehr. "3. Bericht des Bundesministeriums der Verteidigung zu Rüstungsangelegenheiten" (PDF). Bundeswehr. Retrieved 3 May 2016.