Michael Kenny wrote:
Along with these 30s the total holding figures of Panthers of SS-1 pz rgt will be over 100, how could they receive tanks more than their available crews?
You lose 30 tanks you receive 30 replacements.
As in 90-30+30= 90 and not 120.
You need to understand that though you might drag every wrecked tank back to the workshops and mark it down as 'In repair' it does not actually mean it got repaired.
I did say you need to know the dates the replacements arrived at the unit but that is beside the point.
tanks in repair on a single day means something hit the unit very hard indeed. .
I afraid i don't agree with your claim.
Let's take a look at your source first.
If these 30s were newly sent, the total holding figures will become 106
. That's unreasonable even when the LAH was under full-strength since it had only 93 Panthers (22 for each four companies and 5 for HQ) in its authorized strength, let along after seeing weeks of actions in the eastern front, the crews could be in short. Think about it.
Besides, according to NARA source there were only 76 Panthers under all conditions held by LAH in December 10.
as for the Tigers, if the 10s is the "newly arrival", or the "reinforcement" as you'd mentioned, they had never reached the LAH.
Lastly, i'm just saying under comparison with the situation of one WH elite unit in the same time, same area and same campaign with his unit, his perform wasn't look that bad, was it?