West German panzer division's number of tanks

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Kelvin
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West German panzer division's number of tanks

Post by Kelvin » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:21 am

Hello, I am looking for the number of tanks and Gepard AA vehicles in German panzer divisions in 1980's, anyone have data on that ?

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Re: West German panzer division's number of tanks

Post by laurence strong » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:24 am

http://www.panzerbaer.de/units/default.htm

Scroll down to the Bundeswehr

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Re: West German panzer division's number of tanks

Post by Kelvin » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:31 pm

Hello, Laurence Strong, 1996 German Panzer abteilung had total 53 tanks, 1 Kompanie ( Stab and supply troop ) had one tanks and 2, 3 , 4 and 5 kompanies each had 13 tanks, so total 53 tanks.

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Re: West German panzer division's number of tanks

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:24 am

Kelvin, According to Bruce Quarrie's "Encyclopedia of the German Army in the 20th Century" in 1989 a Panzer Division had three Brigades, each of four battalions. These were two Panzer Battalions, one of Panzer Grenadiers and one of M109 155mm SP. The totals were 108 x Leopard, 56 x Marder and 18 x M109. There were six Panzer Divisions(and their Brigades) at this time, 1(1,2,3), 3(7,8,9), 5(13,14,15), 7(19,20,21), 10(28,29,30) and 12(34,35,36).
Alan

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