Table of contents:

  • Organization and Weapons of German Infantry Division in 1940.

  • Organization and Weapons of German SS "Das Reich" Motorized Infantry Division Between May 1941 and October 1942.

  • Organization and Weapons of German Panzer Division Between May 1941 and October 1942.

  • The Vehicles of a Typical German Infantry Division Prior to 1943 (Motor vs Horse).

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    Organization of German SS "Das Reich" Motorized Infantry Division
    May 1941 - October 1942

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    MG = machine guns

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    HQ (+ 4 heavy MG)
    - - - - - - Motorized Mapping Platoon

    Food Service
    - - - - - - Motorized Divisional Quartermaster Platoon (2 light MG)
    - - - Motorized Butcher Company (2 light MG)
    - - - Motorized Bakery Company (2 light MG)
    Supply Train
    - - - 12 Light Motorized Supply Columns (2 light MG each)
    - - - 3 Light POL Supply Columns (2 light MG each)
    - - - 3 Motorized Maintenance Companies (2 light MG each)
    - - - Light Motorized Supply Company (2 light MG)
    Medical Service
    - - - 2 Motorized Medical Companies (2 light MG each)
    - - - Motorized Field Hospital (2 light MG)
    - - - 3 Ambulance Companies (2 light MG each)
    Other
    - - - Motorized Military Police Company
    - - - Motorized Field Post
    - - - Motorized SS "KB" Platoon

    Signals Battalion
    - - - Motorized Radio Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MGs
    - - - Motorized Telephone Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MGs
    - - - Light Motor. Signals Supply Column
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MGs

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    Reconnaissance
    Battalion

    - - - Armored Car Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 24 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Light Armored Car Platoon
    - - - Motorcycle Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - Motorized Company
    - - - - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 75mm guns

    Pioneer
    Battalion

    - - - Motorized Pioneer Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motorized Pioneer Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motorized Pioneer Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Light Motorized
    - - - "B" Bridging Train
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - Light Motorized
    - - - Supply Column

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    Panzerjager
    Battalion

    - - - Self-propelled
    - - - Anti-Tank Company
    - - - (Marders - tank destroyers)
    - - - - - - - 9 75mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - Motorized Anti-Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 9 75mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - Motorized Anti-Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 9 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - 6 light MG
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    Tank
    Battalion

    - - - - - - Maintenance Platoon
    - - - Staff Company
    - - - Light Tank Company
    - - - Light Tank Company
    - - - Medium Tank Company

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    Motorized Infantry
    Regiment
    Motorized Infantry
    Regiment
    Motorcycle
    Regiment
    Artillery
    Regiment
    - - - Staff Company
    - - - - - - Signals Platoon
    - - - - - - Motorcycle Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG

    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns

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    Motorized Infantry Battalion
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tanks guns

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    Motorized Infantry Battalion
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tanks guns

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    Motorized Infantry Battalion
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tanks guns

    - - - Staff Company
    - - - - - - Signals Platoon
    - - - - - - Motorcycle Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG

    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns

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    Motorized Infantry Battalion
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tanks guns

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    Motorized Infantry Battalion
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tanks guns

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    Motorized Infantry Battalion
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 flame throwers
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tanks guns

    Staff Company
    - - - Signals Platoon
    - - - Motorcycle Platoon
    - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - 2 light MG

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    Motorcycle Battalion
    - - - - - - Staff Platoon
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 50mm mortars
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 50mm mortars
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 50mm mortars
    - - - Motor. Heavy MG
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 12 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 80mm mortars
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 75mm guns

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    Motorcycle Battalion
    - - - - - - Staff Platoon
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 50mm mortars
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 50mm mortars
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 50mm mortars
    - - - Motor. Heavy MG
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 12 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 80mm mortars
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 75mm guns

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    - - - Staff Company
    - - - Motor. Observation Comp.

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    I Motorized Artillery Battalion
    - - - - - - Staff Company
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 105mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 105mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 105mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG

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    II Motorized Artillery Battalion
    - - - - - - Staff Company
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 105mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 105mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 105mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG

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    III Motorized Artillery Battalion
    - - - - - - Staff Company
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 105mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 105mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 105mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG

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    IV Motorized Artillery Battalion
    - - - Staff Company
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 150mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 150mm howitzers
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 100mm K18 guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG

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    Motorized FLAK Battalion
    - - - - - - Staff Company
    - - - - - - SP FLAK Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 8 20mm anti-aircraft guns
    - - - - - - - 2 quad 20mm anti-aircraft guns
    - - - - - - SP FLAK Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 9 37mm anti-aircraft guns
    - - - - - - Motor. FLAK Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 88mm anti-aircraft guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 20mm anti-aircraft guns

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    Organization of German Panzer Division
    May 1941 - October 1942

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    HQ (+ 2 light MG)
    - - - - - - Motorized Mapping Platoon

    Food Service
    - - - Motor. Quartermaster Platoon
    - - - Motor. Butcher Company
    - - - Motor. Bakery Company
    Supply Train
    - - - 12 Light Motor. Supply Columns (2 light MG each)
    - - - 3 Light POL Supply Columns (2 light MG each)
    - - - Light Motor. Supply Company (2 light MG)
    - - - 3 Motor. Maintenance Companies
    Medical Service
    - - - 3 Motor. Medical Companies (2 light MG each)
    - - - I, II and III Ambulance Column
    Other
    - - - Motor. Military Police Platoon (2 light MG)
    - - - Motor. Field Post Office

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    Self-Propelled Inf.
    Support Company
    - - - - - - - 6 self-propelled 150mm support guns
    - - - - - - - 3 light MG

    Signals
    Battalion

    - - - Armored Radio Company
    - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - Armored Telephone Company
    - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - Light Motor. Signals Supply Column

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    Pioneer
    Battalion

    Armored Pioneer Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 23 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    Motor. Pioneer Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    Motor. Pioneer Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    Motorized "K" Bridging
    Train
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    Light Motor.
    Engineering
    Supply Column
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG

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    Panzerjäger
    Battalion

    - - - Staff Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - Self-Propelled
    - - - Anti-Tank Company
    - - - (Marders - tank destroyers)
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 75mm self-propelled
    - - - - - - - - - anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - Motorized
    - - - Anti-Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 37mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - Self Propelled
    - - - Anti-Aircraft
    - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 12 20mm self-propelled
    - - - - - - - - - anti-aircraft guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG

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    Battalion

    - - - Heavy Armored
    - - - Car Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 37mm
    - - - - - - - - - - 24 light MG
    - - - I Motorcycle
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - II Motorcycle
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - III Motorcycle
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 light MG
    - - - Inf. Support
    - - - Gun Section
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 75mm guns

    Panzer
    Regiment
    Motorized Infantry
    Regiment
    Motorized Infantry
    Regiment
    Artillery
    Regiment
    Staff Company
    - - - Signals Section
    - - - Armored Reconnaissance Section

    Arm. Maintenance Company

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    I Tank Battalion
    - - - Staff Company
    - - - Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 5 PzKpfw IV tanks
    - - - - - - - 10 PzKpfw I, II tanks
    - - - Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 5 PzKpfw III tanks
    - - - - - - - 17 PzKpfw I, II tanks
    - - - Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 5 PzKpfw III tanks
    - - - - - - - 17 PzKpfw I, II tanks

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    II Tank Battalion
    - - - Staff Company
    - - - Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 5 PzKpfw IV tanks
    - - - - - - - 10 PzKpfw I, II tanks
    - - - Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 5 PzKpfw III tanks
    - - - - - - - 17 PzKpfw I, II tanks
    - - - Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 5 PzKpfw III tanks
    - - - - - - - 17 PzKpfw I, II tanks

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    III Tank Battalion
    - - - Staff Company
    - - - Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 5 PzKpfw IV tanks
    - - - - - - - 10 PzKpfw I, II tanks
    - - - Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 5 PzKpfw III tanks
    - - - - - - - 17 PzKpfw I, II tanks
    - - - Tank
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 5 PzKpfw III tanks
    - - - - - - - 17 PzKpfw I, II tanks

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    Staff Company
    - - - Signals Section
    - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - 3 light MG
    - - - Motorcycle Section
    - - - - - - - 6 light MG

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    Motor. Infantry
    Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - 4 150mm guns
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    I Motorized Infantry
    Battalion

    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns

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    II Motorized Infantry
    Battalion

    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns

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    III Motorized Infantry
    Battalion

    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns

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    Staff Company
    - - - Signals Section
    - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - 3 light MG
    - - - Motorcycle Section
    - - - - - - - 6 light MG

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    Motor. Infantry
    Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - 4 150mm guns
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    I Motorized Infantry
    Battalion

    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns

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    II Motorized Infantry
    Battalion

    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns

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    III Motorized Infantry
    Battalion

    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - - 4 heavy MG
    - - - - - - - 18 light MG
    - - - - - - - 2 80mm mortars
    - - - - - - - 3 anti-tank rifles
    - - - Motor. Inf.
    - - - Support
    - - - Company
    - - - - - - Engineer Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 light MG
    - - - - - - Anti-Tank Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 50mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 28mm anti-tank guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 6 light MG
    - - - - - - Support Gun Platoon
    - - - - - - - - - - 4 75mm guns

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    - - - Staff Company (2 light MG)
    - - - Motor. Observation Company

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    Light Motor. Artillery Battalion
    - - - Staff Company (2 light MG)
    - - - Light Munition Supply Column
    - - - - - - 1st Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 105mm light howitzer
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - 2nd Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 105mm light howitzer
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - 3rd Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 105mm light howitzer
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG

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    Light Motor. Artillery Battalion
    - - - Staff Company (2 light MG)
    - - - Light Munition Supply Column
    - - - - - - 1st Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 105mm light howitzer
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - 2nd Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 105mm light howitzer
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - 3rd Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 105mm light howitzer
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG

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    Motor. Artillery Battalion
    - - - Staff Company (2 light MG)
    - - - - - - 1st Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 150mm self-propelled howitzer
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - 2nd Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 150mm self-propelled howitzer
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
    - - - - - - Battery
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 100mm K18 guns
    - - - - - - - - - - 2 light MG
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    1st Panzer Division
    - - - Signals Battalion
    - - - Pioneer Battalion
    - - - Panzerjäger Battalion
    - - - Motorcycle Battalion
    - II Battalion/1st Panzer Regiment
    - I, II, III/1st Motor. Infantry Regiment
    - I, II, III/113th Motor. Infantry Regiment
    - 73rd Artillery Regiment
    3rd Panzer Division
    - - - Signals Battalion
    - - - Pioneer Battalion
    - - - Panzerjäger Battalion
    - - - Motorcycle Battalion
    - I, II, III/6th Panzer Regiment
    - I*, II, III/3rd Motor. Infantry Regiment
    - I, II, III/394th Motor. Infantry Regiment
    - 75th Artillery Regiment

    * - the I Battalion in half-tracks

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    The vehicles of a typical German infantry division prior to 1943 (motor vs horse):
    (Source: "Hitler's Legions: the German army order of battle" - by Samuel Mitcham)

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    Divisional Headquarters (incl. administrative
    supply, medical, police, postal, and veterinary)
    - - - - - - - - - - 253 - motor vehicles
    - - - - - - - - - - 245 - horse-drawn vehicles
    Reconnaissance Battalion
    - - - - - - - - - - 30 - motor vehicles
    - - - - - - - - - - 3 - horse-drawn vehicles
    Signal Battalion
    - - - - - - - - - - 103 - motor vehicles
    - - - - - - - - - - 7 - horse-drawn vehicles
    Anti-Tank Battalion
    - - - - - - - - - - 114 - motor vehicles
    - - - - - - - - - - 0 - horse-drawn vehicles
    Engineer Battalion
    - - - - - - - - - - 87 - motor vehicles
    - - - - - - - - - - 19 - horse-drawn vehicles
    Artillery Regiment
    - - - - - - - - - - 105 - motor vehicles
    - - - - - - - - - - 229 - horse-drawn vehicles
    Three Infantry Regiments (3,250 men each, and
    each with 683 horses, 6 small infantry guns
    2 large infantry guns, 12 anti-tank guns)
    - - - - - 73 x 3 - motor vehicles
    - - - - - 210 x 3 - horse-drawn vehicles
    TOTAL: 17,000 men and 5,375 horses

    A division of this size would require daily:
    - - - - - - 20 tons of gasoline and diesel
    - - - - - - 1 ton of lubricants
    - - - - - - 53 tons of hay
    - - - - - - 54 tons of food

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