Product Prices

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Introduction

The tables below list the prices of a number of different items. It is important to note that, while the price levels are interesting, the are other costs that monetary ones. The availability of raw materials can differ between different countries, and logistics and manpower availability can force certain production decisions.

In comparing German and US prices, one Reichmark was equivilant to 40 to 50 US cents.

Germany

Infantry Weapons

Weapon Price, Reichmark Notes
K 98 k 70 -
StG 44 66 -
MG 34
  • Weapon only: 312
  • Bipod only: 15
  • Tripod only: 150
  • Lafette 34 with MG 34: 400
  • Zwillingslafette 36: 1300
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MG 42 250 -
P 08 35 -
MP 40 60 -
s Pz B 41 4 500 -
8,8 cm R Pz B 54 70 -

Artillery

Gun Price, Reichmark Notes
2 cm Kw K 30 4 000 -
2 cm Kw K 38 3 500 -
5 cm Kw K 39 (L/60) 5 000 -
7,5 cm Kw K (L/24) 8 000 -
7,5 cm Kw K 40 (L/43) 12 500 -
7,5 cm Kw K 40 (L/48) 13 500 -
7,5 cm Kw K 42 (L/70) 12 000 -
8,8 cm Kw K 36 (L/56) 18 000 -
8,8 cm Kw K 43 (L/71) 21 000 -
3,7 cm Pak 35/36 (L/45) 5 730 -
4,2 cm Pak 41 8 000 -
5 cm Pak 38 10 600 -
7,5 cm Pak 97/38 8 000 -
7,5 cm Pak 41 15 000 -
7,5 cm Pak 40 (L/46) 12 000 -
8,8 cm Pak 43 (L/71) 26 000 -
7,5 cm Stu K (L/24) 9 150 -
7,5 cm Stu K 40 (L/48) 13 500 -
5 cm Gr W 36 400 -
8 cm Gr W 34 800 -
12 cm Gr W 42 1 200 -
10 cm Nb W 35 1 500 -
10 cm Nb W 40 14 000 -

Armored Fighting Vehicles

Vehicle Price, Reichmark Notes
Pz Kpfw I Ausf. B 38 000 Without weapons
Pz Kpfw II Ausf. b 52 640 -
Pz Kpfw II Ausf. F 49 228 Without weapons, optics, or radio
Pz Kpfw III Ausf. M 103 163 Without radio
Pz Bef Wg III 110 000 Without weapons, optics, or radio
Pz Kpfw III Ausf. N 96 163 Without weapons, optics, or radio
Pz Kpfw IV Ausf. G
  • 103 462
  • 115 962
  • Without weapons
  • With 7,5 cm Kw K 40 (L/43)
Pz Kpfw Panther 117 100 Without weapons, optics, or radio
Tiger I
  • 250 800
  • 399 800
  • 645 000
  • Without weapons, optics, or radio
  • Combat ready
  • Export price for Japan
Tiger II 321 500 -
Sturmgeschutz III (early) 82 500 Without weapons, optics, or radio
15 cm s J G 33 auf Fgst. Pz Kpfw 38 (t) (Sf) 53 000 Without weapons, optics, or radio
Sd Kfz 6 30 000 -
Sd Kfz 7 36 000 -
Sd Kfz 8 46 000 -
Sd Kfz 9 60 000 -
Sd Kfz 10 15 000 -
Sd Kfz 11 22 000 -
Sd Kfz 222
  • 19 600
  • 23 420
  • Without weapons, optics, or radio
  • Without radio
Sd Kfz 232
  • 52 980
  • 57 290
  • Without weapons, optics, or radio
  • Without radio
Sd Kfz 263 57 000 Without weapons, optics, or radio
Sd Kfz 250 20 420 Without weapons, optics, or radio
Sd Kfz 251 22 560 Without weapons, optics, or radio
Borgward IV a (Sd Kfz 301) 28 000 -
Sd Kfz 302 3000 -
Sd Kfz 303 1000 -

United States

Armored Fighting Vehicles

Vehicle Price, US Dollars Notes
  • Medium Tank, M3
  • Medium Tank, M3A1
  • Medium Tank, M3A2
  • Medium Tank, M3A4
  • Medium Tank, M3A5
55 240 -
Medium Tank, M3A3 54 533 -
Medium Tank, M4 VVSS 49 173 -
Medium Tank, M4 (105) HVSS 46 309 -
Medium Tank, M4 (105) HVSS/T66 49 621 -
Medium Tank, M4 (105) HVSS/T80 -
Medium Tank, M4A1 VVSS 47 725 -
Medium Tank, M4A1 (76) HVSS/T66 54 062 -
Medium Tank, M4A1 (76) HVSS/T80 45 814 -
Medium Tank, M4A2 VVSS 45 863 -
Medium Tank, M4A2 (76) HVSS/T66 48 029 -
Medium Tank, M4A2 (76) HVSS/T80 50 928 -
  • Medium Tank, M4A3 dry VVSS
  • Medium Tank, M4A3 wet VVSS
44 556 -
  • Medium Tank, M4A3 dry HVSS/T66
  • Medium Tank, M4A3 wet HVSS/T66
47 003 -
  • Medium Tank, M4A3 dry HVSS/T80
  • Medium Tank, M4A3 wet HVSS/T80
49 997 -
Medium Tank, M4A3 (76) wet VVSS 47 754 -
Medium Tank, M4A3 (76) wet HVSS/T66 51 066 -
Medium Tank, M4A3 (76) wet HVSS/T80 54 836 -
Medium Tank, M4A3 (105) VVSS/T80 45 776 -
Medium Tank, M4A3 (105) HVSS/T80
  • 49 088
  • 52 836
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Medium Tank, M4A3E2 56 812 -
Medium Tank, M4A4 46 467 -
Medium Tank, M4A6 64 455 -
M7 46 365 -
M7B1 40 521 -
M10 40 906 -
M10A1 43 677 -
M12 68 904 -
M30 (T14) 42 707 -
M32 56 217 -
M36 51 290 -

Sources

  1. Army Service Forces Catalog ORD 5-3-1. US Army, 1945.
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