Panther and Tiger Refurbishing

In the Army arsenal at Magdeburg is currently:

Pz.Kpfw. Bef.Wg. Berge-Wg.
Panther 190 33 8
Of which completed 10 2 -
Still to be refurbished 180 31 8
Tiger 19 20 -
Of which completed 5 - -
Still to be refurbished 14 20 -

Planned Deliveries

The October numbers show the previous month's expected deliveries for October. The November numbers show the expected deliveries for November. The Sturmgeschütz number is the number of assault guns that were allocated for Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppe, not the total production.

Vehicle October November
Pz Kpfw IV 290 315
Panther 247 300
Tiger I 80 84
Sturmgeschütz 100 180

Pz Kpfw IV

October Allocation

Unit Planned Assigned Dispatched
14. Panzer-Division1 21 21 21
25. Panzer-Division 40 40 40
1. SS-Panzer-Division 29 29 29
9. SS-Panzer-Division 8 8 8
10. SS-Panzer-Division 8 8 8
12. SS-Panzer-Division 8 8 8
Reinforcements (East) 125 125 85
233. Reserve-Panzer-Division 6 6 -
LVIII. Reserve-Panzer-Korps 10 10 -
Export (Spain) 10 82 -
Total 265 263 199

November Plan

Unit Planned Allocation Notes
21. Panzer-Division 20 -
9. SS-Panzer-Division 19 New strength: 27, plus 44 assault guns, for a total of 71.
10. SS-Panzer-Division 19 New strength: 27, plus 44 assault guns, for a total of 71.
12. SS-Panzer-Division 63 New strength: 71
Panzer-Grenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle 27 New strength: 27, plus 44 assault guns, for a total of 71.
Reinforcements (East) 100 -
233. Reserve-Panzer-Division 6 New strength: 20
LVIII. Reserve-Panzer-Korps 18 New strength: 44
Export (Bulgaria) 15 Final delivery
Export (Romania) 10 First delivery
Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppe 8 Replacement army.
Total 305 -

Panther

October Allocation

Unit Planned Assigned Dispatched
I./Panzer-Regiment 6 5 5 5
I./Panzer-Regiment 31 20 20 20
1. SS-Panzer-Division 96 96 96
Export (Japan) 1 1 1
Total 122 122 122

November Plan

Unit Planned Allocation Notes
I./Panzer-Regiment 1 76 -
I./Panzer-Regiment 26 76 -
I./Panzer-Regiment 31 56 After which the unit will be fully equipped with 76 Panthers.
Reinforcements (East) 92 -
Total 300 -

The equipping of the SS-Panther Abt."Totenkopf" will be carried out using the refurbished vehicles handed over by SS-L.A.H..

Tiger I

October Allocation

Unit Planned Assigned Dispatched
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501 45 35 33
1. SS-Panzer-Division 10 10 10
Export (Japan) 1 1 1
Total 56 46 44

Due to urgent refurbishing, no further allocations can be expected.

November Plan

Unit Planned Allocation Notes
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501 10 After which the unit will be fully equipped with 45 Tigers.
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508 45 -
Reinforcements (East) 29 -
Total 84 -

Sturmgeschütz

October Allocation

Unit Planned Assigned Dispatched
25. Panzer-Division3 - 10 10
20. Panzer-Grenadier-Division4 20 20 20
10. Panzer-Grenadier-Division4 30 30 30
18. Panzer-Grenadier-Division4 22 22 -
11. SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division 24 14 -
Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppe5 4 4 -
Total 100 100 60

November Plan

Unit Planned Allocation Notes
9. SS-Panzer-Division 2 Two companies = 446
10. SS-Panzer-Division 2 Two companies = 446
16. Panzer-Grenadier-Division4 19 In exchange for short- and long-barrelled Pz Kpfw IIIs.
18. Panzer-Grenadier-Division 20 After which the unit will be fully equipped with 42 assault guns.
Panzer-Grenadier-Division Großdeutschland7 17 After which the unit will be fully equipped with 42 assault guns.
11. SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division 10 After which the unit will be fully equipped with 42 assault guns.
6. Infanterie-Division3 10 -
7. Infanterie-Division3 10 -
17. Infanterie-Division3 10 -
46. Infanterie-Division3 10 -
Funklenk-Kompanie 312 9 New strength: 10
Funklenk-Kompanie 314 6 New strength: 10
Reinforcements (East)8 37 In exchange for Pz Kpfw IIIs and IVs.
Reinforcements (South) 18 -
Total 180 -

Notes

  1. 21. Panzer-Division is noted in parentheses, with no further information about what this indicates. Back
  2. Two Pz Kpfw IV command tanks had not yet been completed. Back
  3. For anti-tank battalion. Back
  4. For tank battalion. Back
  5. For training at Oldebroek. Back
  6. It's unclear what this refers to. Back
  7. For assault gun battalion. Back
  8. For tank battalions of Panzer-Grenadier-Divisions. Back

Sources

  1. Führervortrag am 1.11.. Berlin : Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppen, 1943. 5 p. NARA T78 R720.