Panzer Division The Mailed Fist Author:Mafor K.J. Macksey, M.C. In 1933 when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany he was shown three platoons-Motorcycle, antitank, light tanks working as a team with armored cars. Immediately recognizing the potential of mechanized and tank warfare, Hitler exclaimed "That's what I need!" At that moment the mighty Panzer divisions were born.