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CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES
Section VI. COMBAT TROOPS (FECHTENDE TRUPPEN)
5. Armored General Headquarters Units
a. THE GENERAL HEADQUARTERS Pz. Kpfw. VI (Tiger) BATTALION. This type of tank battalion frequently allotted to corps is the heaviest tank battalion in the German Armed forces. (See Figures 102 to 103.)
b. THE GENERAL HEADQUARTERS Pz. Kpfw. V (Panther) BATTALION. This is organized similarly to the Pz. Kpfw. VI (Tiger) battalion except that some may have 17 tanks per company instead of 14.
c. THE TANK FLAME-THROWER BATTALION. This is an independent battalion, normally found employed under armored corps. It consists of three companies of flame-thrower tanks, either Pz. Kpfw. II, which has two flame throwers, or with Pz. Kpfw. III, which has only one flame thrower, but of greater range. Pz. Kpfw. II tank platoons originally were organic in the flame-thrower tank battalion, but it is believed that they have been withdrawn because of their light weight and armament.
d. THE HEAVY TANK COMPANY (Tiger) (FKL) (REMOTE CONTROL TANK). This company is
usually found allotted from General Headquarters but may also be found organic in
crack armored divisions. It has 14 Tiger tanks and 36 remote
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