Total Write-offs

Destroyed Pz Kpfw IV in Poland, 1939.
Destroyed Pz Kpfw IV in Poland, 1939.

These numbers describe the number of irretrievable tank losses from September 1939 to March 1942. In addition to these total write-offs, there was a significant number of tanks with extensive damages that were sent to homeland repair in Germany, as well as a large number of tanks with less extensive damage that could be repaired at local workshops.

Month Pz Kpfw I Pz Kpfw II Pz Kpfw 38 (t) Pz Kpfw III Pz Kpfw IV Command tanks Total
1939-09 89 83 - 26 19 5 222
1939-10 - - - - - - -
1939-11 - - - - - - -
1939-12 - - - - - - -
Total 89 83 - 26 19 5 222
1940-01 - - - - - - -
1940-02 - - - - - - -
1940-03 - - - - - - -
1940-04 5 13 - 6 - 1 25
1940-05 145 194 43 110 77 38 607
1940-06 43 46 11 25 20 31 176
1940-07 36 - - - - - 36
1940-08 3 - - - - - 3
1940-09 - - - - - - -
1940-10 - - - - - - -
1940-11 - - - - - - -
1940-12 - - - - - - -
Total 232 253 54 141 97 70 847
1941-01 - 2 - - - 30 32
1941-02 - - - - - - -
1941-03 - - - - - - -
1941-04 - - - - - - -
1941-05 - - - 5 1 - 6
1941-06 39 16 1 30 16 33 135
1941-07 146 117 182 175 111 18 749
1941-08 171 106 183 104 70 12 646
1941-09 8 32 62 116 23 17 258
1941-10 18 65 85 102 55 14 339
1941-11 42 30 149 126 38 6 391
1941-12 33 92 102 227 65 28 547
Total 457 460 764 885 379 158 3103
1942-01 37 76 31 234 48 39 465
1942-02 22 46 8 167 49 20 312
1942-03 16 3 12 57 10 8 106

Sources

  1. Verbrauch an Pz. Kpf. Wg. : Totalverluste. 1942. 1 p. NARA T78 R146.