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by Martin Block
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Panzerkampfgruppe von Hobe
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Re: Panzerkampfgruppe von Hobe

Helmut

you might find this informative - i.e. if you're able to understand German language.
http://www.panther1944.de/de/sdkfz-171- ... gt-22.html

Martin Block
by Martin Block
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: 4./Pz Rgt 4 in Nov Dec 44?
Replies: 6
Views: 2798

Re: 4./Pz Rgt 4 in Nov Dec 44?

Neill, a few men of the 4. Kp. helped with the 'Abholkommando' that picked up the 10 Panthers when they arrived arround Nov 5/6, 1944. Otherwise they spend the month of November with infantry training, training courses for signallers, drivers, traffic controlls in rear areas, watching movie shows, a...
by Martin Block
Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: 4./Pz Rgt 4 in Nov Dec 44?
Replies: 6
Views: 2798

Re: 4./Pz Rgt 4 in Nov Dec 44?

Neill, according to its war diary the 4. Kp. saw no action during that time. It waited for new tanks, attended different training courses etc. until it was decided they were to take over the tanks ofthe 2 Kp. Martin Block Simon, I'm afraid you confused this with the new 4./Pz.Rgt. 4 which only came ...
by Martin Block
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Final Position of I./Pz.Rgt 24
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

Re: Final Position of I./Pz.Rgt 24

Neill, according to the regimental history the I./Pz.Rgt. 24 blew up its last few Panthers (don't know exactly how many) on the northern outskirts of Lietzen (a small town some 100 km southeast of Salzburg) during the late afternoon of May 9, 1945. Lietzen lies just north of the river Enns which was...
by Martin Block
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Final Position of I./Pz.Rgt 24
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

Re: Final Position of I./Pz.Rgt 24

14.-17.3.1945 attached to III. Pz.Korps 18.-20.3.1945 attached to 3. Pz.Div. (III. Pz.Korps) 20./21.3.1945 attached to 1. Pz.Div. (III. Pz.Korps) 21.-23.3.1945 attached to 23. Pz.Div. (III. Pz.Korps) 24.3.-14.4.1945 attached to IV. SS-Pz.Korps 15.4.-8.5.1945 attached to III. Pz.Korps and then rear a...
by Martin Block
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: MP43/Stg44 - Div Nordland
Replies: 7
Views: 4483

Re: MP43/Stg44 - Div Nordland

Can't tell when exactly the division received it first Sturm-Gewehr 44, but numbers appear to have been limited anyway. On 1.1.1945 the division reported having just 135 of them. In contrast to hat there were 578 other German machine pistols and 5465 rifles (including 26 Maschinen Karabiner 43). Mar...
by Martin Block
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: SHINGLE STREET
Replies: 2
Views: 2000

Re: SHINGLE STREET

This 'incident' has already been discussed on 'Feldgrau' some years ago :roll:
viewtopic.php?p=206659#p206659

Martin Block
by Martin Block
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Panzer IVG, when was the 7,5cm KwK 40 L/48 used?
Replies: 5
Views: 3210

Re: Panzer IVG, when was the 7,5cm KwK 40 L/48 used?

Sorry, don't have data on that topic available.

Martin Block
by Martin Block
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Panzer IVG, when was the 7,5cm KwK 40 L/48 used?
Replies: 5
Views: 3210

Re: Panzer IVG, when was the 7,5cm KwK 40 L/48 used?

Sorry, replace 100 with 115. Did I already mention my troubles with mathematics :oops:

Martin Block
by Martin Block
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Panzer IVG, when was the 7,5cm KwK 40 L/48 used?
Replies: 5
Views: 3210

Re: Panzer IVG, when was the 7,5cm KwK 40 L/48 used?

On 30.4.1943 German Quartermaster General records for the first time distinguished between the Pz. IV with the L/43 and the L/48 gun. By that date all existing Pz. IV equipped units reported having only Pz. IV L/24 and L/43 on hand. None already had received any Pz. IV L/48, although a total of 105 ...
by Martin Block
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: TO&E of Panzer Aufklarungs units
Replies: 27
Views: 12190

Re: TO&E of Panzer Aufklarungs units

Hi Alan, Now that you mention it - I had plans to considerably update the 4 year old Sd.Kfz. 233 list, but due to given circumstances I didn't get that far until now. While I'm still pretty save with the other allocations mentioned there, it looks like I need to correct myself in the case of 2. SS.P...
by Martin Block
Sun May 29, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: panzerschrek in Type 44 pz. div.
Replies: 12
Views: 4952

Re: panzerschrek in Type 44 pz. div.

Sorry for my poor mathematics above, it was late at night and ... :oops: Pz.Div. 44 = 215 heavy a/t weapons Pz.Gren.Div. 44 = 106 heavy a/t weapons Inf.Div. 44 (3. Glied.Art.) = 45 heavy a/t weapons and 98 Pz.Schreck. Differences in heavy a/t weapons: Pz.Div. 44 vs. Inf.Div. 44 = 170 (62 if Pz.Schre...
by Martin Block
Sun May 29, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: panzerschrek in Type 44 pz. div.
Replies: 12
Views: 4952

Re: panzerschrek in Type 44 pz. div.

Gentlemen, A fully equipped Pz.Div. 1944 should have had: 79x 7,5 cm L/70 Kwk in Panther tanks 81x 7,5 cm L/48 Kwk in Pz. IV tanks 31x 7,5 cm L/48 Stuk in Pz.Jg. IV or Stu.Gesch. 12x 7,5 cm Pak 40 mot.Z. 12x 8,8 cm Flak mot.Z. i.e. 205 heavy a/t weapons capable of destroying enemy tanks at short, me...
by Martin Block
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Pz. A.A. Munchen
Replies: 6
Views: 2306

Re: Pz. A.A. Munchen

Hi Dave,

This link might be helpful :wink:

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=28046&p=196595&hil ... ck#p196595

Happy New Year

Martin Block