German Motorised Reconnaissance units

The below links lead to descriptions of the various types of Motorised Reconnaissance units found firstly with the Panzer and later Panzer Grenadier Divisions.

See also the sources for The Motorized Panzer Grenadier Battalion as the Heavy Company was derived from these same subunits, though from 1943 onwards there were some additional elements detailed below.

The German Motorised Reconnaissance Battalion 1939 to 1940

Derived from the following KStN tables - 

(Staff for a Motorised Reconnaissance Battalion) - Stab einer Aufklarungsabteilung (mot), Nr 1105, datum 01.10.37

(Motorcycle Rifle Company) - Kraftradschutzenkompanie, Nr 1111, datum 01.10.37; and Kraftradschutzenkompanie a, Nr 1111a, datum 01.10.38

(Armoured Car Company) - Panzerspahkompanie, Nr 1162, datum 01.10.38

(Light Column for a Motorised Reconnaissance Battalion) - leichte Kolonne einer Aufklarungsabteilung (mot), Nr 1181, datum 01.10.37

(Communication Platoon for a Reconnaissance Battalion (Motorised)) - Nachrichtenzug (mot) einer Aufklarungsabteilung (mot), datum 01.10.38

The German Motorised Reconnaissance Battalion 1942 to 1943

Derived from the following KStN tables - 

(Staff for a Motorcycle Rifle Battalion) - Stab eines Kraftradschutzenbataillons, Nr 1109, datum 01.11.41

(Motorcycle Rifle Company Type 'b') - Kraftradschutzenkompanie b, Nr 1112, datum 01.11.41

(Motorcycle Rifle Company Type 'c') - Kraftradschutzenkompanie c (auf kettenkraftrad), Nr 1112c, datum 28.01.42

(Light Rifle Company (Motorised, Volkswagen)) - leichte schutzenkompanie (mot) (auf Volkswagen), Nr 1113, datum 18.03.42

(Armoured Car Company) - Panzerspahkompanie, Nr 1162, datum 01.11.41

(Light Column for a Motorised Reconnaissance Battalion) - leichte Kolonne einer Aufklarungsabteilung (mot), Nr 1181, datum 01.02.41

The Motorised Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion 1943 to 1944

Derived from the following KStN tables - 

(Staff for a Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion) - Stab einer Panzer-Aufklarungsabteilung, Nr 1109, datum 01.11.43

(Panzer Reconnaissance Company, Motorcycle) - Panzer-Aufklarungskompanie (Kraftrad, Nr 1112, datum 01.11.43

(Panzer Reconnaissance Company, Kettenkrad) - Panzer-Aufklarungskompanie c (auf Kettenkrad), Nr 1112c, datun 01.11.43

(Panzer Reconnaissance Company, Volkswagen) - Panzer-Aufklarungskompanie (Volkswagen, Nr 1113, datum 01.11.43

(Pioneer Platoon, Motorised) - Pionierzug a (mot), Nr 1124a, datum 01.11.43

(8-cm Mortar Platoon, Motorised) - 8 cm Granatwerferzug (6 Granatwerfer) (mot), Nr 1126, datum 01.03.44

(Supply Company for a Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion) - Versorgungskompanie einer Panzer-Aufklarungsabteilung, Nr 1180, datum 01.11.43

German Motorised Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion 1944 to 1945

Derived from the following KStN tables - 

(Staff and Staff Company for a Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion) - Stab und Stabskompanie einer Panzer-Aufklarungsabteilung (fG), Nr 1109(fG), datum 01.11.44

(Panzer Reconnaissance Company, Volkswagen) - Panzer-Aufklarungskompanie (Volkswagen) (fG), Nr 1113(fG), datum 01.11.44

(Headquarters for a Heavy Company) - Fuhrer einer schweren Kompanie (mot) (fG), Nr 1121(fG), datum 01.11.44

(Pioneer Platoon, Motorised) - Pionierzug a (mot), Nr 1124a, datum 01.11.44

(8-cm Mortar Platoon, Motorised) - 8 cm Granatwerferzug (6 Grantwerfer) (mot) (fG), Nr 1126a(fG), datum 01.11.44

(Supply Company for a Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion) - Versorgungskompanie einer Panzer-Aufklarungsabteilung (fG), Nr 1180(fG), datum 01.11.44

Thanks to Richard Hedrick for supplying all but one of the tables for the November 1944 unit.

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