Cruiser Tank Mark IV (A13 Mk II)

Pz.Kpf.Wg.A13 (e) or MK IV 744(e)

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History
Ordered formed as a Flammpanzer Abt with three Kompanie. on 1 Mar 1940. Stab Kompanie formed on 5 Mar 40. The three Kompanie. were formed on 21 Mar 40. Participated in the invasion of France in May 40. Assigned to 84.A.K. on 6 Jun 40. This unit stayed in Terneuzen and Zaamslag (Zeeland, Netherlands) from October 1940 till May 1941.

Spring 1941, Panzer-Abteilung (Flamm) 100 possessed 9 cruiser Tank Mark IV A13 Mk II. The battalion was allocated to the 18 Pz.Div,

the XXXXVIIth Motorised Corps of the 2nd Armored Group, within the structures of Army Group”Mitte” In the first days of “Barbarossa” Operation, the 100th Battalion supported the operation on the line of assault of the 18 Pz.Div and suffered heavy losses in course of the fights. Many tanks burnt down as a result of hitting their containers with flammable liquid. On 11 july 1941, all nine A13 had been loosen in less than three weeks after the start of the campaign.

(source Thomas Jentz, Flammpanzer German Flamethrowers 1941-45 / Werner Regenberg panzertracts N°19-2 / missing-lynx forum / feldgrau forum)

 

 

Holland from October 1940 till May 1941

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