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Germany's Miscellaneous Data

German Tank Losses (5K)
Cost to manufacture vehicle (excludes weapons and radios) in Reichmarks
PzKpfw III 96,200
PzKpfw IV 103,4624, 103,500
PzKpfw V 117,000
PzKpfw VI 250,000, 250,8004
  Available Sept. 1939 Losses in Poland Losses in Norway Available May 1940 Losses in France Losses in Yugoslavia Inventory June 1941 Available Against Soviet Union June 1941
PzKpfw I 1,4456,7   87 5001, 5232,5,9, 1,0776,7,8 1827 77 8773,7 1623
PzKpfw II 1,2236,7   27 950, 9551,2,5,9,1,0926,7,8 2407 10, 127 1,060, 1,0723, 1,0747 7743
PzKpfw II Flamm             853 843
PzKpfw III 984,7 197   3294, 3491,2,5,9, 3816,7,8, 4293 1357 217 1,4403  
PaKpfw III 37 mm 986           3507 2863
PzKpfw III 50 mm short             1,0907 6483
PzKpfw IV 2114,6,7 447 17 2781,2,9, 280, 2906,7,8, 2963 977 87 5173,7, 580 4263
Command Tanks 2156     39, 1352,9, 2446,7,8 697   3303,7 1983
Total* 2,6266, 2,75010, 3,195, 3,2633 1477 117 2,5742,9, 3,0847, 3,4658, 3,5053 7237 487 4,2387, 5,2623 4,44510
Total Combat Ready 2,6903     2,5803     4,1983  
Total in Panzer Divisions 3,1523              
Total Sturmgeschütz 56     206     3773  
PzKpfw 35(t) 1966, 2027 777   1061,2,9, 1436,7,8 627   1707, 1873, 190 1553
PzKpfw 38(t) 59, 786,7 77   2281,2,9, 229, 2386,7,8 547 77 7547 6253

* Not counting Czech tanks
"Losses" are total write-offs and can't be repaired in the field workshops.

Sources:

  1. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  2. Panzer Aces, Franz Kurowski, 1992
  3. Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43, Peir Paolo Battistelli, 2008
  4. Airfix Magazine Guide #8 German Tanks of World War 2, Terry Gande and Peter Chamberlain, 1975
  5. German Tanks and Armoured Vehicles 1914 - 1945, B. T. White, 1966
  6. Blitzkrieg Armor Camouflage & Markings, 1939-1940, Steven J. Zaloga, 1980
  7. Panzer Truppen 1 The Complete Guide to the Creation & Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1933 - 1942, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  8. World War II Data Book The Wehrmacht 1935-1945 The Essential Facts and Figures for Hitler's Germany, Michael E. Haskew, 2011
  9. AFV #15 Panzerkampfwagen I & II, Major-General N. W. Duncan
  10. World War II in Numbers, Peter Doyle, 2013
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