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Reconnaissance Battalion
Panzer-Division and Infanterie-Division (mot)
 
Kradschützen-Bataillon
 
Symbols Abbreviations and Terms Used
 
Panzer-Division and Infanterie-Division (mot) Reconnnaissance Battalions
  Reconnnaissance Companies Platoons in the Heavy Companies Recon-
naissance
Column
Division Battalion [1] Armored Car Motorcycle Volkswagen (motorized) Armored
Halftrack
Afrika (motorized) Infantry Gun (motorized) Infantry Gun (armored) 28mm Antitank Antitank Engineer
  1. Panzer     1 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
  2. Panzer     2 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
  3. Panzer     3 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
  4. Panzer   34 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
  5. Panzer   55 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 37mm 1 1
  6. Panzer     6 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
  7. Panzer     7 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
  8. Panzer     8 Motorcycle Recon 3 1 1 50mm 1
  9. Panzer   59 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
10. Panzer   10 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
11. Panzer   61 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
12. Panzer   22 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
13. Panzer   43 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
14. Panzer   64 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
15. Panzer   33 Armored Recon [3] 1 1 50mm 1 1
16. Panzer   16 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
17. Panzer   17 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1
18. Panzer   18 Motorcycle Recon 3 2 1 50mm 1 1
19. Panzer   19 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
20. Panzer   20 Motorcycle Recon 3 1 1 50mm 1
21. Panzer     3 Armored Recon [3] 1 1 50mm 1 1
22. Panzer   24 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
23. Panzer   23 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
24. Panzer     4 Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
25. Panzer [4]
GD Infanterie (mot) [2] GD Motorcycle Recon 1 2 1 1 1 50mm 1 1
  3. Infanterie (mot)   53 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
10. Infanterie (mot)   40 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
14. Infanterie (mot)   54 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
16. Infanterie (mot) 165 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
18. Infanterie (mot)   38 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
20. Infanterie (mot)   30 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
25. Infanterie (mot)   25 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
29. Infanterie (mot)   29 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
36. Infanterie (mot)   36 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
60. Infanterie (mot) 160 Motorcycle Recon 1 3 1 1 50mm 1 1
90. Afrika-Division (mot) 580 Recon Company [3]
Division Battalion [1] Armored Car Motorcycle Volkswagen (motorized) Armored
Halftrack
Afrika (motorized) Infantry Gun (motorized) Infantry Gun (armored) 28mm Antitank Antitank Engineer Recon-
naissance
Column
  Reconnnaissance Companies Platoons in the Heavy Companies
 [1] By mid-1942 the divisional reconnaissance battalions had been amalgamated into the motorcycle battalions. In 1943 all motorcycle battalions were redesignated as armored reconnaissance battalions.
 [2] Grossdeutschland was officially carried on the rôles as an Infanterie-Division (motorisiert). In reality, it was a Panzer-Division.
 [3] The mechanized divisions in North Africa had different organizations at this time.
 [4] The 25. Panzer-Division did not have a reconnaissance unit at this time.
 
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