German reconnaissance

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World War II[edit]

Reconnaissance Unit example:

Panzer Aufklärungs (Armoured Reconnaissance)(Aufklärungsabteilung) Battalion "Großdeutschland" Upon expansion to a panzergrenadier Division, this battalion adopted golden-yellow waffenfarbe and cavalry traditions for all its companies.

Battalion HQ[edit]

8 motorcycles

2 Sd.Kfz 15 cars

1 Sd.Kfz 247 armoured car

Battalion Maintenance Detachment -

1 motorcycle/sidecar

1 car (2/40)

1 light car

2 x 3ton trucks

Battalion train -

1 motorcycle 2 light cars

1 Kfz 15 car

2 light trucks

2 medium trucks

1 medium (33 seat) bus

Signal Platoon

HQ Section -

1 mc 1 mc with sidecar

1 Kfz 15 car

2 x pack radio sections "b" each with Sd.Kfz 2

1 light armoured radio section "b" with 1 armoured car Sd Kfz 260

4 x light armoured radio section "c" with 1 armoured car Sd Kfz 261

3 x med armoured radio section "b" each with 1 car (Kfz 15) and 1 armoured car Sd Kfz 263

(Armored Car) Squadron[edit]

Squadron HQ -

2 motorcycles

5 motorcycle/sidecars

1 Kfz 15 car

Heavy Armoured Car platoon - 3 x Sd Kfz 231, 3 x Sd Kfz 232

Light Armoured Car Platoon - 4 x Sd Kfz 222, 2 x Sd Kfz 223

Light Armoured Car Platoon - 4 x Sd Kfz 222, 2 x Sd Kfz 223

Light Armoured Car Platoon - 4 x Sd Kfz 222, 2 x Sd Kfz 223

Maintenance Section[edit]

1 mc/sidecar

1 car (2/40)

2 x 2 ton truck

Squadron Train -

1 Kfz 15 car

3 x 2 ton truck

1 med truck

3 ton truck

(Armored Recon) Squadron[edit]

Squadron HQ -

4 motorcycles

1 motorcycle/sidecar

2 x Sd.SPW 250/3

Recon Platoon[edit]

HQ Sec -

SPW 250, SPW 250/10

Squad - 2 x SPW 250/1

Squad - as above

Squad - as above

Squad - 2 x LMG

Recon Platoon - as above

Recon Platoon - as above

Heavy Platoon[edit]

HQ section -

motorcycle

SPW 250/1

HMG section -

3 x SPW 250/1

2 x HMG

HMG section -

as above

Mortar section[edit]

2 x SPW 250/7

2 SPW 250/7 without mortar (ammo carrier?)

Maintenance Section -

1 motorcycle/sidecar

2 x 2 ton trucks

1 Sd.Kfz 10 halftrack

1 x LMG

Squadron train -

Kfz 15 car

2 ton truck

med truck

2 x 3 ton truck

(Recon) Squadron (Volkswagen)[edit]

Squadron HQ -

4 motorcycles

2 x Kubelwagen (Sd.Kfz 1)

Recon Platoon

HQ section -

1 motorcycle

1 x Kubel (Kfz 1)

1 anti-tank rifle

Squad - 4 x Kubel

Squad - as above

Squad - as above

Recon Squad - 2 x LMG

Recon Platoon - as above

Recon Platoon - as above

Heavy Platoon[edit]

HQ section -

motorcycle

3 x Kubel

HMG sec -

7 x Kubel

2 x HMG

HMG sec - as above

Mortar section[edit]

3 x trucks (Sd.Kfz 70)

2 mortars (81 mm)

Maintenance Section -

1 motorcycle/sidecar

1 car (2/40)

Squadron train -

Kubel (Kfz 1)

2 ton truck

med truck

3 ton truck

(Recon) Squadron (Volkswagen)[edit]

As above

(Heavy) Squadron[edit]

Squadron HQ

3 x motorcycle

2 x mc/sidecar

1 Sd Kfz 15

Light telephone section - 1 Kfz 15

Maintenance section -

motorcycle/sidecar

1 car (2/40)

Anti-Tank Platoon[edit]

HQ sec -

motorcycle, motorcycle/sidecar

Kfz 15

Ammo section -

2 Sd Kfz 10 halftracks

2 ammo trailers

Gun section[edit]

3 Sd Kfz 10 halftracks

3 x 50 mm Anti-Tank guns

3 x LMG

Pionier Platoon[edit]

HQ section -

motorcycle

motorcycle/Sidecar

Sd Kfz 15

2 x 2 ton truck

4 x Engineer section (each with 2 ton truck)

1 x Engineer section with LMG

Anti-Tank gun section[edit]

motorcycle/sidecar

3 x Sd.Kfz 70 truck

3 x 28 mm ATG

3 x LMG

Infantry Gun Platoon[edit]

HQ section -

1 motorcycle

1 motorcycle/sidecar

1 Sd.Kfz 69 truck

Ammo section -

Sd Kfz 69 truck, ammo trailer

Gun section -

2 x Sd Kfz 69 trucks

2 light 75 mm Infantry guns

Squadron train -

Sd Kfz 15

2 ton truck

med truck

3 ton truck

Motorized light column[edit]

Column HQ -

3 x motorcycle

4 x mc/sidecar

Sd Kfz 15

3 x LMG

1 Section -

motorcycle

5 x 2 ton truck

2 Section -

4 x medium truck

Column train - motorcycle/sidecar

2 x medium truck

References[edit]

  • Spaeter, Helmuth. History of the Panzerkorps Großdeutschland Volume I.