Here you are comparing apples with lemons,oranges and pears Personnel cars and motor cycles are not the same as trucks,personnel cars are usefull for the transport of lazy generals (staff cars ) and motor cycles for the transport of 1 or two soldiers,while trucks can transport 10 or more soldiers .Domen123 wrote:And here is the total amount of vehicles that the German Feldheer had got in the Summer of 1939:
- 115,140 trucks (+ 9,169 in Ersatz Heer)
- 63,860 personnel cars (+ 9,690 in Ersatz Heer)
- 56,559 motorcycles (+ 7,068 in Ersatz Heer)
- 38,209 motorcycles with trailers (+ 3,591 in Ersatz Heer)
= 273,768 motor vehicles (+ 29,518 in Ersatz Heer)
Additionally there was a number of different transporters and Zugkraftwagen (Zgkw) not included above.
- 119,484 horse-drawn vehicles and 514,305 horses (+ 15,299 and 75,945 in Ersatz Heer)
Which means that 70% of German army vehicles were motor vehicles and only 30% were horse-drawn vehicles.
Above numbers include all Feldheer vehicles - not only those involved in Polenfeldzug. Approximately 2/3 of these vehicles were involved in Poland - including more than 2/3 of motor vehicles (because all fast divisions were in Poland).
Divisions had got:
Motorized infantry division - ca. 1687 trucks, 949 personnel cars, 1323 motorcycles, 0 horse-drawn vehicles
Armoured division - ca. 1402 trucks, 561 personnel cars, 1289 motorcycles*, 0 horse-drawn vehicles
Light division - ca. 1368 trucks, 595 personnel cars, 1098 motorcycles, 0 horse-drawn vehicles
Mountain division - ca. 618 trucks, 253 personnel cars, 529 motorcycles, 659 horse-drawn vehicles
Infantry division I Welle - ca. 615 trucks, 394 personnel cars, 525 motorcycles, 919 horse-drawn vehicles
Infantry division II Welle - ca. 509 trucks, 393 personnel cars, 497 motorcycles, 823 horse-drawn vehicles
Infantry division III Welle - ca. 248 trucks, 330 personnel cars, 415 motorcycles, 1529 horse-drawn vehicles
Infantry division IV Welle - ca. 536 trucks, 359 personnel cars, 529 motorcycles, 926 horse-drawn vehicles
Cavalry brigade - ca. 222 trucks, 205 personnel cars, 318 motorcycles, 409 horse-drawn vehicles
*But one source says that 4. Pz.Div. had got ca. 1300 trucks, 470 personnel cars and 1000 motorcycles
And what about the transport of supplies ? I don't think any army was using personnel cars and motor cycles for that aim .
The same for the transport of wounded . I am sure that a German general would had preferred 20 trucks instead of 20 personnel cars or 20 motor cycles .
About the number of trucks,.........in the different division types ,are those theoretical or real figures ?