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As many of you know, the Wehrmacht in WW2 was quite fond of producing films to instruct the soldiers in different aspects of training (Lehrfilme). "Men against Tanks" (Männer gegen Panzer) is perhaps the most famous. This tradition was kept up by the Bundeswehr and the NVA. The Austrian and Swiss Army produced similar material. Here are some examples:

Wehrmacht

Tanks on the attack - measures against enemy tank hunters:

Panzergrenadier platoon in the defense of the HKL (1944), 1/4:

Engineers ahead (1943), 1/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFBclz8otQs

Close Combat against Russian Tanks (1942) 1/9:

Attack troop, 1/8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39VYt9Ah-Go

Men against Tanks (1943), 1/3:

The sniper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd3ZJ_fBjco

The infantry squad in recon role:

Mountain troops in MOUT:

Bundeswehr

The tank hunter troop (80s), part 1/4:

MOUT(late 70s), part 1/3:

Obstacle values of woods and trees against MBTs:

Artillery in the fight(80s), part 1, 1/2:

2/2:

Part 2, 1/2:

2/2:

NBC defense (1957): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fz6jqn8_rI

NVA (East Germany)

MOUT (1963): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAjlZ4nUrwA

Close quarter combat (1966): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_COK8morac8

Same, but for paratroops(80s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx7EhTt7Rmo

The defensive fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCi2Z0ErHm0

Bundesheer (Austria)

MOUT (1990):

Swiss Army

Infantry tactics:

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Demolitionman.

About the Bundeswehr film. The translated name of the first film "Tank hunter troop" might be a bit missleading.

Its more: "all troops anti tank warfare".

Dedicated tank-hunter units have different means and tactics.

Panzervernichtungstrupp = all troops anti tank team

Panzerjäger = tank-hunters, anti-tank units (equipped with f.e. Jaguar 1/2 )

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Well in my experience I encountered the term "tank hunters" in regards to infantry anti tank teams, whereas "tank destroyers" is used for dedicated anti-tank vehicles.

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Ah, the joy of translations ;-). If we go with the literal translation we get the the exacts oposit meaning...

Hmm, never heard the natives speakers(US/UK) refer to them "tank hunters"...more like "AT-team"

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If you browse around YouTube, some versions are equipped with subtitles and different editing cuts. Sometimes the subtitles are remotely close to the on-audio dialogue. Only sometimes though. The NVA lehrfilm are something I haven't seen before, thanks!

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