Strategic movement for units for Eastern Front

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FORBIN Yves
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Strategic movement for units for Eastern Front

Post by FORBIN Yves » 22 Feb 2021 12:38

Searching for information about Strategic movement

How many days and trains was necessary to move units below from Germany or for a Panzer Division from France
- A Panzer Division surely more long for a reinforced as one SS
- A ID Motorized or PzG Division
- Infantry Division or similars
- A tank, Tiger Bn

Same question for Soviets but considering for a movement of 1500 - 2000 km in average
- Tank Corps
- Mechanized Corps more big
- Cavalry Corps
- Infantry Division

And after units arriving near the front what time was needed to unloading units and they go to the front in average ?

Will be very grateful for any info on the subject.

Dann Falk
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Re: Strategic movement for units for Eastern Front

Post by Dann Falk » 22 Feb 2021 17:06

Info from my book The 64th Army at Stalingrad, page 188-189.

6 Pz D moving from France loaded on to trains in combat formation (requiring more trains than normal) required 78 trains of approximately 50 cars each. The first trains, after a ten day journey covering some 2,485 miles, began to arrive at the Kotelnikovo Station. The entire division took about one week to arrive

Unloading of infantry units could take place almost anywhere and was fast, but trains with vehicles, artillery, heavy equipment, normally required loading/unloading platforms and could take several hours to unload.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Strategic movement for units for Eastern Front

Post by FORBIN Yves » 23 Feb 2021 14:06

Dann Falk wrote:
22 Feb 2021 17:06
Info from my book The 64th Army at Stalingrad, page 188-189.

6 Pz D moving from France loaded on to trains in combat formation (requiring more trains than normal) required 78 trains of approximately 50 cars each. The first trains, after a ten day journey covering some 2,485 miles, began to arrive at the Kotelnikovo Station. The entire division took about one week to arrive

Unloading of infantry units could take place almost anywhere and was fast, but trains with vehicles, artillery, heavy equipment, normally required loading/unloading platforms and could take several hours to unload.

Hope this helps.
Thank you Dann helpful also Kotelnikovo is a very long distance from Germany !

But what is ur book ? and exist any topic ?

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Re: Strategic movement for units for Eastern Front

Post by Art » 23 Feb 2021 14:16

Some numbers were discussed here:
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=150435
In general, the number of trains required from movement depended on actual personnel and equipment strength.

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Re: Strategic movement for units for Eastern Front

Post by FORBIN Yves » 23 Feb 2021 14:36

Art wrote:
23 Feb 2021 14:16
Some numbers were discussed here:
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=150435
In general, the number of trains required from movement depended on actual personnel and equipment strength.
Very good thank you :)

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Re: Strategic movement for units for Eastern Front

Post by Dann Falk » 23 Feb 2021 16:47

My book is called The 64th Army at Stalingrad 1942-1943.

It is a day-by-day account of a Soviet Infantry Army, at an operational level, before, during and after the battle for Stalingrad. In English only and can be found on Amazon.com.

Cheers,

Dann

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