1st Panzer Division

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1st Panzer Division

Post by Ezboard » 29 Sep 2002 13:17

Teddy Clarke
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(8/31/00 10:05:16 pm)
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What kind of tanks (and other armored vehicles) did 1st Panzer Division have in the invasion of Russia?

Teddy

Gary Komar
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(9/2/00 11:13:47 pm)
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Kirchner's 1 Panzer Division was part of Reinhardt's XLI Army Corps, Panzergroup 4 (Hoeppner), Army Group North (von Leeb).

The tanks that went into the Soviet Union in June 1941 were, for the most part, light and inadequately armed PzKw II's and Czech models or medium PxKw III's. Only 500 of the 3300 tanks which made up the tank invasion force were the 22 ton PKwIV with the short-barreled, low velocity 75 mm gun, no match either in firepower or armor protection against the 26 ton Soviet T34 or the heavier KV tanks.

You might try scrolling through or post a message on the Online Message Forum of The German Armed Forces in WW II website at:
http://www.uwm.edu/~jpipes

There's a wealth of information about various German units on that website.



Richard Murphy
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(9/3/00 3:39:30 pm)
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From George F. Nafziger's German Order of Battle Panzers and Artillery in World War II (Greenhill Books 1999) pages 33-34;
1st Regt. 39 x Pz. I, 60 x Pz. II, 20 x Pz. III, 28 x Pz. IV, 6 x PzBefWg (All types)
2nd Pz. Regt. 54 x Pz. I, 62 x Pz. II, 6 x Pz. III, 28 x Pz. IV, 6 x PzBefWg. (All types)

Hope that helped

Rich

Teddy Clarke
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(9/4/00 4:55:46 pm)
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Thanks for the help.

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