German Tank Arrivals in North Africa

Many thanks to user nmao on the AHF for putting all this information together in this thread. I have turned this into a more readable Excel table, and done some calculations and added some notes to the information. Hope people find this of interest. Sorry if the table is a bit difficult to read, but you can easily copy it out into Word or Excel and work with it.

German Tanks Sent to North Africa 1941 – 1943

Date

Type

Notes

Pz I

Pz II

Pz III

Pz IV

Tiger

Command Tanks

Small

large

10-11 March 41

25

45

61

17

0

3

4

PR 5
8-10 March 41

0

0

10

3

0

0

0

PR 5 – all burned in Naples
18 – 21 March 41

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

PzJg Abt. 605

10-May-41

25

0

0

0

0

0

0

PR 8
25 Apr – 6 May 41

0

45

71

20

0

4

6

PR 8
10 – 14 Apr 41

0

0

10

3

0

0

0

PR 5 – replacement for burned tanks.
July – August 41

0

0

15

5

0

0

0

PR 5 – assigned 4 June by Heereszeugamt, for initial losses
July – August 41

0

4

6

0

0

0

0

PR5 & PR 8 – assigned 30 June by Heereszeugamt for initial losses
July – August 41

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

PR5 & PR 8 – assigned 30 June by Heereszeugamt for initial losses

13-Dec-41

0

5

17

0

0

0

0

3./PR5 sunk on Carlo del Greco/Fabio Filzi

13-Dec-41

0

6

17

0

0

0

0

7./PR5 sunk on Carlo del Greco/Fabio Filzi

19-Dec-41

0

5

17

0

0

0

0

3./PR8 delivered on Ankara at Benghazi

19-Dec-41

0

6

17

0

0

0

0

7./PR8 delivered on Napoli at Tripoli
4 Mar 42Jan – May 42

0

0

3

20

2

211

0

49

0

0

0

0

0

4

Sunk on Marin Sanudo (not assigned)
PR 5 & 8 (incl. first Pz III w/long 50mm)
Jan – May 42

0

10

34

0

0

0

0

3. & 7./PR5 replacement for tanks lost 13 Dec 41

May-42

0

0

0

9

0

0

0

PR 5 – Pz IV equipped with the long 75mm gun

Jun-42

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

PR 5 & 8
Jul – Aug 42

0

0

76

0

0

0

0

PR 5 & 8
Jul – Aug 42

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

PR 5 & 8 Pz IV G with long 75mm gun

08-Nov-42

0

0

6

0

0

0

0

PzAbt 190 at Benghazi
12-22 nov 42

0

7

46

10

0

0

2

Pz Abt 190
23 Nov 42 – 24 Jan 43

0

0

25

0

20

0

0

sPzAbt 501 at Bizerte and Tunis (a few)- Pz III are M version with short 75mm
27 Nov 5 – Dec 42

0

19

89

8

0

0

6

PR7 at Tunis

03-Dec-42

0

2

16

12

0

0

3

PR7 – sunk

15-Jan-43

0

0

21

17

0

0

0

PzAbt Gruen (later I./PR5)
12 Mar – 16 Apr 43

0

0

19

0

11

0

0

sPzAbt 504 at Tunis and Bizerte – Pz III are M version with short 75mm
early Apr 43

0

0

2

8

0

0

0

3./PR Hermann Goering
Nov 42 – May 43

0

0

31

97

0

0

0

Unclear
Nov 42 – May 43

0

0

16

28

0

0

0

Unclear – Sunk
Total sent

54

177

839

307

31

7

26

Total Pz III & IV sent    1,146
Total Lost in Transit

0

16

78

43

0

0

3

Total Received

54

161

761

264

31

7

23

Total Pz III & IV Received    1,025

Sources:

User nmao on Axis History Forum
Will Phelbs Panzer IV Universe

Armoured Vehicle Arrivals in North Africa in 1942

I have turned a post by member Lupo on the Axis History Forum (at this link) into a more readable table, which readers may find of interest.

To complete deliveries in the CRUSADER period, add 45 German tanks (from convoy operation M.42) and 24 Italian tanks to the January 5 convoy. See also this older entry at this link.

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