Pfz 3A1 Caracal
The Rheinmetall Pfz 4A1 Caracal, a licence built Iveco LMV, is a 4x4 armored light multipurpose vehicle introduced to the Reichswehr in 2001. It will be mainly be used as a light reconnaissance vehicle with light infantry units. As of 2007, about 600 vehicles have been deliverd with additional 1,000 to come.
The Caracal shown here is in use with the Garde-Füsilier-Bataillon (Guard Fusilier Battalion) of the Garderegiment (Guards Regiment) 'Von Clausewitz', based at the Victoria Adelaide Barracks in Theben, capital of the German Empire. The guard fusilier battalion is one of two imperial guards battalions, the other being the Garde-Kavallerie-Bataillon (Guard Cavalry Battalion), and is responsible of guarding the Imperial Palace. Beside this it is a fully trained elite recce unit which has been deployed to Kuwait in 1991.
Not German Army equipment, but part of this AU:
TC.3 Panther (Royal Lantean Defence Forces Land Force Command)
In 1996 the government of the Kingdom of Lantea decided to form two further armor companies, enlarging the RLDF's tank force up to four companies. Instead of buying additional M60s from the US, it was decided to look for a new state of the art MBT. Evaluating several tanks including the M1 Abrams and the Leclerc, Lantea choose the German Panther.
The TC.3 (Tank Combat No.3) is an advanced version of the KPz 5A3, but lacks the additional armor of the new KPz 5A4.
26 TC.3 have been delivered between 2002 and 2007, forming the 101st and 103rd Armor Companies of the Central Defence Regiment. The new 104th became part of the Southern Forces Regiment and recieved the former 101st M60s.