Panzerspähwagen – Armored Scout Vehicle Intel Reports
The German term panzerspähwagen is often interpreted as armored car but the definition is actually a bit more broad and Armored Scouting Vehicle would seem more accurate. At the time of the Normandy campaign the Germans were employing at least three panzerspähwagens that were not armored cars. These were the Luchs (Sd.Kfz.123), Aufklärungspanzer 38(t) (Sd.Kfz. 140/1) and the Sd.Kfz. 250/9.
The organizational structure for these units were outlined in K.St.N. 1162 Panzerspähkompanie. The Luchs and Aufklärungspanzer 38(t) used K.St.N. 1162b dated 1 March 1944 and the Sd.Kfz. 250/9 was organized using K.St.N. 1162c dated 1 November 1943.
Intel reports for each of these vehicles can be downloaded below.
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