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Concord Armor At War Series 7034 2001 Panzer-Division 1935-1945 (2) The Eastern Front 1941-1943
Автор: Robert Michulcc Tom Cockle Arkadiusz Wrobel
Издательство: CONCORD PUBLICATIONS
Год издания: 2001
Размер: 25 Mb
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During the iwclvc months leading up to this event, the Germans had carefully built up their assault forces utilizing all available reserves and resources. Plans for modernization I of the Panzerwaffe were delayed and all efforts were directed to double the number of PanzerDivisions. Even so, the logistic system of the Wehrmachl was not equal to the task of conquering Russia with the available forces, and the carefully prepared and trained PanzerDivisions hail suffered a great blow by the end I of 1941. A casualty rate of approximately twenty percent after six months of continuous fighting was not as great as could have been expected, but problems with transport and I weather as well as the production and ncord_Armor_At_War_Series_7032_US_Amtracs_and_Amphibians_at_War_1941_45.r and. in extreme cases, some were effectively destroyed by November 1941. This was partly due to Hitler's refusal to send necessary replacements even though they were available. By July 1. 150 tanks had been lost with another 300 out of action due to damage or breakdown. As losses mounted, he was forced to reconsider. On July 2, there were 311 replacements available for immediate issue, 70 Pz.Kpfw.38(l). 121 Pz.Kpfw.III and 30 Pz.Kpfw.IV but only 155 were released, all the Pz.Kpfw.38(t). 70 Pz.Kpfw.ni and 15 Pz.Kpfw.IV. At the same time, only 4 Pz.Kpfw.III were sent to North Africa to replace their losses. Even though the need was
urgent, only 90 had reached their assigned units at the end of August.