Truck Production Numbers

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Truck statistics were calculated in different ways during the way, making it impossible to create one table that covers the entire period. Instead, the production statistics have been divided into sections, which reflects the changing methodology.

The numbers below only include wheeled trucks, and not tracked trucks such as the Maultier and RSO.

September 1939 to December 1941

Month Wa A In 12 To Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and SS
1939
September 1195 1180 0
October 1451 1079 1012
November 1620 1590 1153
December 2062 1393 1305
1940
January 1842 1422 789
February 1668 1424 1462
March 3673 3977 1420
April 3909 2245 2610
May 4185 3247 1324
June 4076 2002 1897
July 4655 2368 2156
August 3508 2341 1157
September 3342 2299 1831
October 4896 3271 1553
November 4202 3057 1338
December 3668 2427 936
1941
January 4310 3995 1665
February 4167 3338 1418
March 5287 3432 1740
April 4033 2079 1516
May 3644 2439 1627
June 3479 2929 1054
July 3944 2366 1477
August 3174 1932 1364
September 2905 2246 1507
October 3741 2449 1498
November 4137 2288 1511
December 2858 2142 1250
Total 95 631 66 957 39 570

January 1942 to September 1942

Month Inventory Wa A In 12 Losses To Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and SS
1942
January 250 081 3 210 7 461 5 985 1 406
February 262 403 2 843 6 699 6 123 2 200
March 276 695 4 434 6 652 5 027 1 645
April 295 665 4 602 11 293 2 545 2 725
May 306 809 4 582 8 450 1 649 2 253
June 323 201 4 355 5 518 3 321 1 621
July 341 759 5 126 8 390 6 985 2 905
August 356 124 3 678 5 144 6 718 1 387
September 382 207 4 177 8 121 6 477 2 558
Total - 37 007 67 728 44 830 18 700

October 1942 to January 1944

For space reasons, the following abbreviations are used in the table header:

Month Inventory Wa A In 12 Losses
L M H LOR MOR HOR L&LOR M&MOR H&HOR L M H LOR MOR HOR Combat Other
1942
October 392 783 1 037 2 898 570 6 449 3 590 5 275
November 400 305 808 2 907 436 4 625 5 124 5 338
December 403 178 735 2 731 578 5 402 4 014 7 039
1943
January 425 174 813 2 500 633 7 929 48 324 5 645
February 348 135 725 2 699 983 8 913 15 196 3 564
March 358 201 944 3 096 873 8 458 5 051 3 841
April 375 121 786 3 332 665 1 689 4 228 834 842 595 170 3 938 3 831
May 381 646 950 3 343 628 656 3 587 1 300 474 849 245 10 171 2 678
June 103 064 163 373 41 755 22 235 47 010 7 934 1 154 3 106 783 787 2 460 813 1 006 703 40 3 276 3 270
July 108 161 163 958 42 063 22 221 46 672 7 952 978 2 786 862 699 3 221 779 488 491 39 3 743 2 600
August 109 848 164 211 39 054 17 621 40 282 8 340 886 2 547 830 562 1 836 736 595 458 122 5 047 2 806
September 112 976 171 495 44 257 25 409 51 214 8 750 820 2 673 666 467 2 363 522 332 646 123 9 325 3 441
October 113 475 172 958 44 957 25 553 51 457 9 218 934 2 619 639 367 2 947 458 862 576 97 10 507 4 374
November 113 408 156 388 43 407 25 759 58 046 9 894 994 2 631 383 187 1 235 369 646 434 63 8 197 886
December 114 558 158 711 44 396 26 558 52 615 10 348 782 2 333 490 270 1286 308 1 264 448 90 9 304 1 620
1944
January1 114 980 159 982 44 806 26 780 60 745 10 457 1 328 2 531 624 173 2 495 433 1 047 612 31 10 872 560
Total - 14 674 44 732 10 643 94 231 155 679 56 768

February 1944 to February 1945

Month Inventory Wa A In 12 Losses
-2 t 2-3.5 t 3.5-5 t 5 t+ -2 t 2-3.5 t 3.5-5 t 5 t+
1944
February 335 026 1 355 2 260 654 4 058 9 266 1 654
March 328 064 1 424 2 587 654 821 3 395 516 91 29 443 1 140
April 302 814 1 141 3 343 675 614 3 501 435 167 20 537 854
May 286 635 943 2 278 847 45 551 4 297 663 98 2 346 1 411
June 288 941 1 296 3 482 925 10 658 3 470 739 73 7 354 830
July 286 191 1 140 3 025 906 39 710 3 146 583 255 12 594 256
August 278 357 1 754 1 996 627 88 1 310 1 783 843 117 17 374 262
September 265 283 1 835 1 691 617 25 2 524 3 683 912 203 9 174 1 461
October 246 407 1 966 1 225 529 67 3 763 4 702 1 381 369 4 665 1 137
November 251 630 1 267 511 222 87 2 197 3 130 619 174 2 927 0
December 255 260 1 265 363 427 48 724 1 053 367 97 4 037 0
1945
January 253 669 1 024 644 684 40 1 129 1 129 418 12 N/A
February N/A 1 123 764 242 51 975 362 379 36
Total - 17 533 24 169 8 009 500 20 034 33 651 7 855 1 692 119 717 9 005

Summary

Graphical Summary of German Truck Production and Army Inventory from September 1939 to February 1945.

Notes

  1. Total inventory later verified as 341 655, leaving a discreprency of 76 095 trucks lost. Back.

Sources

  1. Waffenamt. Stand: Februar 1941 (Waffen). Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1941. 86 p.
  2. Waffenamt. Stand: Februar 1942 (Waffen). Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1942. 91 p.
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