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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Panther in a recon unit
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New Zealand
Joined: August 30, 2009
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 12:57 PM UTC
i have just come across a panzer wrecks book with a panther numbered 058 (iirc) for which the text states belonged to a recon unit. is that correct?
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Minnesota, United States
Joined: August 12, 2003
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 04:57 PM UTC
If I remember the numbering correctly, I believe that this Panther could be from either the Regimental or Battalion HQ Recon unit of the 1st or 12th SS Pz Rgt. (Maybe both)

I believe both regiments numbered their panzers slightly different from the Heer counterparts. Especially the 2 reg'ts mentioned above...