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Whirlwind
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So, do you have the same type of equipment breakdown for the Axis forces for each of the battles you listed? If so, could I bother you for it?

Not exactly, but something similar.  Okay, the Germans:

May 41:

5th Light: PzI, PzII, PzIII, PzIV (in rough ratio 1:2:3:1; I think it would be PzIIIg and PzIVF mainly)

21st Pz: PzII, PzIII, PzIV (in rough ratio 2:3:1)

Nov 41:

Both 15 Pz & 21 Pz: PzII, PzIII, PzIV (in rough ratio 2:3.5:1); 15 Pz still has a dozen PzIs until the end of 1941

Jan 42:

As above, except the PzIVs seem to have been pretty much eliminated in the fighting by this point

605 PzJg has Marders (the variant with the Russian 76.2mm) & PzJgr 1

May 42:

Small numbers of PzIIIJ (long-barrelled 50mm arrive), a few in 15 Pz, a Coy-worth in 21 Pz.

90th Light has some StugIIIs at this point

July-August 1942:

Small numbers of PzIVF-2 (long-barrelled 75mm arrive), a few in 15 Pz, a Coy-worth in 21 Pz.  Pz IIs are now slightly less common than PzIVs. A few Marders are present in both 15 Pz and 21 Pz

Tank ratios are roughly 1 PzII: 3 PzIII: 3 PzIIIj: 1 PzIV (50:50 F to F2).  The numbers of PzIIIj and PzIVF2 slowly increase after this point.

October – November 1942:

15 Pz and 21 Pz both listed as having a MarderIII Bn (unsure about this).

All the PzIIs seem to have been destroyed/abandoned during/after El Alamein.

Does that help at all?

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