Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

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Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:39 pm

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Pz Kw III in Poland 1939. Types and losses.

I did not find much information regarding the employment of the Pz Kw III Ausf. E in this campaign. But Steven J. Zaloga in his work Panzer III vs Somua S 35: Belgium 1940, specifies that a handful of Ausf. E went into action in Poland, because until June 1939 only 19 tanks of this model had been accepted by the Army and at the beginning of the war were available about 50 out of 96 built until October 1939. Having in mind that a total of 87 Pz Kw III of all types were employed in the campaign is a significant percentage (although I think they were concentrated in the instruction unit). According Panzertruppen. The Complete Guide to the Employment Creation & Combat Force of Germany's Tank 1939-45, the units with a large number of Pz Kw III were: the PR 1 with 20 tanks (some Ausf E.?) And the Pz. Lehr Abt. with 37 (most of them Ausf. E?).

Now according Panzertruppen. The Complete Guide to the Employment Creation & Combat Force of Germany's Tank 1939-45. the losses, due to failures or enemy action, for the Pz Kw III of all models (period from 1 till 25 Sep 1939) reported by each army amounted to:

3. AOK: 5 tanks; 10. AOK: 11 tanks; 14. AOK: 3 tanks. A total of 19 tanks. The division which lost more Pz Kw III was the 1. Pz with 11 tanks.

But little later he explained that after a reasessment the total losses of Pz KW III were 26 tanks. Does anyone have more details?

Sources: http://www.pwm.org.pl/viewtopic.php?f=1 ... &start=105
http://odkrywca.pl/pokaz_watek.php?id=88087

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Two Pz Kw III Ausf. E from Pz. Lehr Abt with a PZL P 7a of the 151 Eskadra Myśliwska which provided support to the SGO "Narew" ...........................
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Pz Kw III Ausf. D Nº 243 (2./ PR 1) hors de combat by the action of an anti-tank weapon on September 16, 1939 ........................ .....
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Close view of the tank turret .......................................
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Re: Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:18 am

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Pz Kw III in Poland 1939. Types and losses.

Here one of the pre-series models employed in the campaign, the Pz Kw III Ausf. C; around 15 units of this type were manufactured, although I do not have any clue about how many took part in the operations, nor how many were lost........................... ...

Sources: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer39-wraki-czesc ... 30647.html

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Pz Kw III Ausf. C No. 241 belonging to the 2./ PR 1 1. Pz (another one out of 11 lost by the division)............
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Close view of the same tank, it had three sets of leaf springs and eight small bogie wheels..................
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Re: Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:14 am

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Pz Kw III in Poland 1939. Types and losses.

Production and distribution of Pzkw III Ausf. A-D.

Pz Kw III Ausf. A - 10 vehicles built between May and September 1937; delivered to:

- 5 units to Kraftfahrkampftruppenschule (School of motorized combat troops) Wünsdorf.
- 1 unit to Kraftfahrkampftruppenschule Schiesslehrerlehrgang (Training Course for gunners of the School of motorized combat troops) Putlos.
- 2 units to PR 5 in Wünsdorf.
- 2 units to PR 1 in Erfurt.

Pz Kw III Ausf. B built 10 vehicles in December 1937; delivered to:

- 6 units to Kraftfahrkampftruppenschule Schiesslehrerlehrgang Putlos.
- 2 units to PR 5 in Wünsdorf.
- 2 units to PR 1 in Erfurt.
- 5 units for the production of the Sturmgeschütz 0.

Pz Kw III Ausf. C built 15 vehicles and Pz Kw III Ausf. D built 25 vehicles till September 1938 (later in October 1940 were completed 5 Ausf. D more)

While the Panzerbefehlswagen III D1 30 units were produced.

Sources: Panzer Tracts 03-1 Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. A-B-C-D

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Another view of the Pz Kw III Ausf. D Nº 243 (2./ PR 1) out of action due to an enemy anti-tank weapon.............
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Another view of the Pz Kw III Ausf. C No. 241 (2./ PR 1) disabled by enemy action...........................
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Re: Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:41 pm

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Pz Kw III in Poland 1939. Types and losses.

Production and distribution of Pzkw III Ausf. E.

Due to transmission problems the first full tank Pz Kw III Ausf. E was accepted by the inspection of the Army just in December 1938. Timetable of reception until the beginning of the campaign:

Dec 1938-1
Jan 1939-2
Feb 1939-2
Apr 1939-2
May 1939-4
Jun 1939-8
Jul 1939-1911
Aug 1939-20

Prior to the start of operations were received 50 units.

As for Panzerbefehlswagen III E from March to August 1939 were received 12 units.

Sources: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-12,701119.html
Panzer Tracts 03-2 - Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf EFGH

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Column of Pz Kw III Ausf. E (belonging to Pz Lehr Abt) in Warlubie (Polish Corridor) ..............................
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Another view of a column of Panzer Lehr Abt ready to cross the Vistula by Mewe................................... ....
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Re: Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:33 am

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Pz Kw III in Poland 1939. Types and losses.

Sources: with the pictures.

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In the foreground the Pz Kw III Ausf. D No. 13 which lacks several road wheels............................
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Pz Kw III Ausf. C completely destroyed alongside a road around Stoczek....................................
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Re: Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:56 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more..........................

Pz Kw III in Poland 1939. Types and losses.

Sources: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-15 ... tml#731510.

Cheers. Raul M 8).
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One of the few Pz Kw III Ausf. A employed in the campaign, in this case from the 2. / PR 1 (1. Pz Div) ...........................
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A Pz Kw III Ausf. E rolling a top speed toward the front...................
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Re: Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:05 am

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Pz Kw III in Poland 1939. Types and losses.

Sources: Panzer Tank Photo Pollen Krobanow Lask Lodz Pabianice. http://odkrywca.pl/pokaz_watek.php?id=652592#844316.

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A (it seems) Panzerbefehlswagen III Ausf D1 during a stop along a road of the Lodz region .............................. ..
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Re: Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:23 pm

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Pz Kw III in Poland 1939. Pz Kw III Ausf. E - Swiekatowo.

Sources: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-17,747644.html.

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Re: Pz Kw III in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:41 pm

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Pz Kw III in Poland 1939. Pz Kw III Ausf. E of Pz Lehr Abt in action.

Sources: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-13,713626.html.

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