ljadw wrote:What would the Germans do with an additional number of 7000 tanks
First, 1,000/mo doesn't mean all the tanks are additional. Unless Germany was producing zero tanks OTL.
Second, it is not essential to my ATL that Germany actually produce 1,000/mo; I'm just pointing out that doing so would have been fairly easy given appropriate planning. Peace-time plans to produce 1,000/mo need not have materialized to get the extra 10 panzer divisions. The post says:
TheMarcksPlan wrote:Note: I haven't decided yet whether - or to what extent - this ATL incorporates qualitatively superior mechanized divisions in addition to quantitative. IMO it's feasible that Germany launches Barbarossa with ~3,000 additional Panzers/StuG's
For now I'll proceed as if Germany "merely" has the 10 additional panzer divisions so ~1,500 more medium tanks. Spread over '40-'41 that means only ~100 more tanks/mo.
Again, it's easy to ratchet that number up significantly but my ATL doesn't require it.
ljadw wrote:1 If it was possible to produce 1000 tanks a month, the Germans would MAYBE have done it .
In real and nominal terms they did. Bombing interference aside, Germany produced monthly ~500 Pz IV, ~400 Pz V, 100 Pz VI, ~500 StuG, ~400 Hetzer plus SP gun chasis's in 1944. Converted to PzIV/StuG equivalents, that's ~2,500/mo.
ljadw wrote:3 Where would the Germans get the tens of thousands of trucks,drivers, road space these tanks would need ?
ATL specifies 350k additional soldiers. Additional mobile divisions form pincer arms at places from which Ostheer did not launch mobile attacks, so no issue of sharing roads.
Hanny wrote:In 1938 Germany you say can now build 1000 AFV
No. Learn to read:
TheMarcksPlan wrote:Planning envisioned production of 500 medium tanks per month by 1941, plus another 500 assault and self-propelled guns
Hanny wrote:German wartime GDP
1938 351 billion RM
WW2 started in September 1939 and continued in Europe until May 1945. German GDP in 1941 was over 100bil RM.
Hanny wrote:You are exactly a type of uniformed opinionated bore that makes certain internet fora unpleasant.
Cool copying bro.
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