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Edward Sturges
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Greetings

For some reason yesterday I couldn’t post using an iPad so resorted to TMP as indicated above. ┬áReported below as it’s my own post.

“A question was asked on another site that I can’t for some reason post on about the company allocation of Panzer III and IV in 1943.

I don’t have a full picture but Didier Lodieu’s III Pz Korps at Kursk has some data:

Pz-Div.6: II/Pz-Rgt.11 (I/ was in Germany re equipping)
HQ: 6 Pz II, 7 Pz III lg, 8 Pz III(75)
5.kp: 4 Pz III(75), 10 Pz III lg, 6 Pz IV lg
6.kp: 4 Pz III(75), 8 Pz III lg, 7 Pz IV lg
7.kp: 4 Pz III(75), 7 Pz III lg, 8 Pz IV lg
8.kp: 3 Pz III(75), 9 Pz III lg, 8 Pz IV lg + (att?) 13 flammpanzers

Pz-Div.7: Pz-Rgt.25
Stab: 3 PzBef, 4 Pz II
I/Pz-Rgt.25
HQ: 2 PzBef, 4 Pz II
1 kp: 2 Pz IV, 13 Pz III
2.kp: 2 Pz IV, 14 Pz III
3.kp: 15 Pz IV
II/Pz-Rgt.25
HQ: 2 PzBef, 4 Pz II
4.kp: 2 Pz IV, 14 Pz III
5.kp: 2 Pz IV, 14 Pz III
6.kp: 15 Pz IV

Pz-Div.19: Pz-Rgt.27
Stab: 2 PzBef, 1 Pz III lg
I/Pz-Rgt.27
HQ: 1 Pz III lg, 1 Pz III kz, 1 Pz III(75)
1 kp: 5 Pz III lg, 3 Pz III(75)
2.kp: 5 Pz III lg, 3 Pz III(75)
3.kp: 9 Pz IV lg
4.kp: 9 Pz IV lg, 2 Pz IV kz
II/Pz-Rgt.27
HQ: 2 PzBef, 5 Pz III lg, 1 Pz III kz
5.kp: 5 Pz III lg, 3 Pz III(75)
6.kp: 9 Pz IV lg
7.kp: 9 Pz IV lg

Note that I haven’t corroborated the totals and some of the allocations e.g. Pz-Div.6 I/Pz-Rgt.11 HQ look odd.

Anyway, the net result is consistently inconsistent.

Note that Jentz’s Panzertruppen vol 2 gives an allocation for Pz-Rgt.11 in April 1943 down to platoon (zug).”

Regards

Edward