German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

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German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by tigre » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:44 pm

Hello to all :D; the idea od this thread is to summarize the arrival of German tanks in the theater, the first were those of the PR 5 ........................... ....

The Panzer Regiment 5 in Tripoli - March 12, 1941.

By March 10, 1941 the armored regiment landed in Tripoli with a force of 25 Pz Kw I, 45 Pz Kw II, 61 Pz Kw III, 17 Pz Kw IV and 7 Panzerbefehlswagen, from where it departed towards the front on March 12, 1941.

Sources: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1-9-Afrika-Beute ... rmvSB=true
http://img.welt.de/img/zweiter-weltkrie ... m-1941.jpg

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Tanks of PR 5 just arrived in Tripoli on March 1941; in the foreground a Pz Kw I and in the background some Pz Kw III, most of them Ausf. G...............................................
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Pz Kw I and II to left and Pz Kw IV to the right; all are painted in dark grey with large numbers in the turret..........................................
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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by David W » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:35 am

Keep going, this should be good!
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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:56 am

And it's also in Tripoli I think
PanzerKampfwagen III ausf. G and PzKw ausf.D I guess and belonging to the P.R. 5 in 1941
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Same source!!!!

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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:17 am

Thanks for your support David and Prosper for joining :up:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by David W » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:36 am

Lets look at that initial allocation in a bit more detail.

The 25x PzKpfw I were all Ausf A
The 45x PzKpfw II were all Ausf C
The 61x PzKpfw III were I believe Ausf G. But I'm not clear on the exact differences between a 5cm armed Ausf F and an Ausf G, so I am happy to stand corrected.
The 17x PzKpfw IV were probably all Ausf D. Again I'm not clear on the difference between Ausf D and Ausf E. In addition to which there were also I believe hybrid Ausf D/E in very small numbers, at some point in 1941.
The 7x Panzer Befehlswagen were 3x Kl & 4x Gr.
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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by tigre » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:03 pm

Hello to all :D; thanks for that info David, very useful indeed :up:. A little more......................

Panzerjäger I - Panzerjäger -Abteilung (Sfl) 605!

The Anti-tank Battalion (27 vehicles strong), was detached to the Afrika Korps, operating in Libya, arriving in Tripoli on 18-21 of March, 1941.

Sources: http://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-conte ... is_DAK.jpg
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-Afrika-Panz ... 544wt_1362

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The Panzerjäger I No. 16 landing in Tripoli..........................................
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Italian troops on Panzerjäger I No. 35, shortly after the arrival in Sirte, March 1941 ................................
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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by tigre » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:55 pm

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

Panzerjäger I - Panzerjäger -Abteilung (Sfl) 605!

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Crew of a Panzerjäger I (No. 35), in northern Africa, April 1941 .........................................

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A Panzerjäger I with covered turret and fully loaded .................................

Sources: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-Afrika-Panz ... 492wt_1362
Foto Afrika Panzerjäger Abteilung 605 Panzerjäger I Besatzung Afrika-Korps. eBay Auction.

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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by tigre » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:46 pm

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

Port of Tripoli Libya 1941.

German Pz Kw III Ausf. J ?? Unloading at Tripoli Libya. Photo compilation belonged to an Afrikakorps soldier of the 5th light division...........................................

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Post by tigre » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:26 am

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The Panzer Regiment 5 in Tripoli.

On February 15, 1941, the regiment was subordinated under the 5th Light Division. When embarking the tanks for Africa a fire occurred in the ship "Leverkusen", which resulted in the loss of 10 Panzer III and 3 Panzer IV. Until March 10, 1941 the rest of the regiment landed without other novelties....................

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PR 5 tanks arriving on Tripoli on March 12, 1941; Pz Kw I and II on the left and Pz Kw IV on the right; All are painted dark gray and with large numbers in the turret ..........................................

Sources: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /PR5-R.htm
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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by tigre » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:38 am

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The Panzer Regiment 8 in Tripoli.

The regimental HQ with HQ Coy, the 2nd, 3rd and 5th Companies landed on May 5, 1941 in Tripoli ............................

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Armored column of the PR 8 in Tripoli; in the foreground a Pz Kw III Ausf. G with a gun of 5 cm and single-digit numeration in the turret (5)..........................

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Post by tigre » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:25 am

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

The Panzer Regiment 5 in Tripoli.

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Tanks of the PR 5 being unloaded at the port of Tripoli in March 1941................................................

Sources: http://www.welt.de/geschichte/zweiter-w ... kamen.html

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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by tigre » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:22 pm

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The Panzer Regiment 8 towards Libya 1941.

On March 15, 1941, the PR 8 was detached from the 10. Pz and subordinated to the 15. Pz. On March 25, 1941, Oberst Elster handed over the command of the regiment to Oberstleutnant Hans Cramer, former commander of the Panzer-Aufklärungs-Lehr-Abteilung. During the period from March 26 to April 10, 1941, final preparations were made to march to the Libyan theater of operations. On April 11, the I. Abteilung was entrained in Schwetzingen, for the railway transport by the Brennero - Florence - Rome - port of Naples. From here, the regiment will arrive to Africa by ship in 3 convoys.

The ships of the convoy were: "Leverkusen", "Rialto", "Ankara", "Burma", "Gritti","Kybfels", "Poscarini" and "Venario". On the night of 13 to 14 April 1941, the first train arrived in Naples. When the 1. Company was already loaded, it had to be unloaded again to replace the anthracite paint by the camouflage of the desert. The cargo on the "Leverkusen" was completed on 22 April 1941 and the crossing was made by Sicily, with mooring in the port of Palermo, then passing the Island of Pantelleria and the Pelagic Islands. The transport was covered by sea and with aerial surveillance. The "Rialto" and two other transports were retained in Messina by submarine threat and then reached Tripoli with 8 days of delay. The HQ of the I. Abteilung with the 1. Company arrived in Africa on April 24, 1941. The HQ of the regiment with HQ Coy, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Company were landed on May 5, 1941 in Tripoli, while HQ of the II. Abteilung, the 6th and 7th Companies arrived in Tripoli on May 6, 1941 .................

Sources: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... er/PR8.htm
http://8wheels-good.blogspot.com.ar/201 ... chive.html

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PR 8 and 15. Pz vehicles in the port of Naples ......................................... .................
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Pz Kw III of PR 8 once landed in Tripoli ............................................. ......................
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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun May 07, 2017 2:46 pm

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

Tanks aboard!

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A Pz Kw III (No. 221) of PR 5 being loaded in the hold of a freighter bound for North Africa .......................
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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by David W » Sun May 07, 2017 10:25 pm

Nice clean photo. Thanks for posting.
Do we think 8th Panzer Regiment on account of the style of numbering?
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Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Post by tigre » Tue May 09, 2017 3:29 pm

Hello Dave :D; thanks for joining :wink:. AFAIK the PR 5 had the standard three figures numbering system, but the PR 8 had only one (I think the company within the regiment). Any other point of view?. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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