DAK forces 1941

Started by Lord Speedy of Leighton, 15 February 2021, 09:09:16 PM

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sultanbev

02 June 2021, 05:06:31 PM #30 Last Edit: 02 June 2021, 05:12:14 PM by sultanbev
Quote from: hammurabi70 on 04 May 2021, 12:28:17 AM
Very impressive stuff!  I have never read of the use of anti-tank rifles by the Germans in the desert.  Do you have any material on it?

The Osprey Battle Orders 20 on the DAK lists equipment strengths at various points in the desert, eg even in May 1942 15th Panzer Division still had 35 Boys/PzB39 and 4x 28mm sPzb41 against a TOE requirement of 39x 28mm sPzB41 for the Schutzen Regiment and 3 more for other units of the division.

In 1941 they were authorised many more, for example actual strengths on 11th November 1941:
15th Panzer Div: 74x PzB39, 4x sPzB41
21st Panzer Div: 91x PzB39

So yes, every DAK infantry, motorcycle & engineer platoon you field before June 1942 should have anti-tank rifles. They often issued captured Boys in leui of PzB39.

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Rommel - if you are going to have a level 10 CiC in BKCIV, might as well have a good one!

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A 250 or Dorchester might be more accurate, but an excellent job !
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RTO ?  :-\

Radio something ? (Couldn't find that in the acronyms thread...... :( )

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Thanks, Ian ! :-bd

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