Chapter 5 provides summary histories of the major formations (divisions) of the Army, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe, which had armored reconnaissance elements. Activation dates, redesignations, replacement detachments and ultimate fate of each of the battalions are discussed, as well as commanders (where known) and recipients of high-level awards. In addition, sidebars cover after-action reports and first-hand accounts of battalion scouts. Photographs from many of the formations are also interspersed within the text. Included in this chapter is an extensive series of the Sd.Kfz. 250/9, which is rarely seen in period photos, as well as some interesting, heretofore unpublished images of vehicles being tested by the Kavallerie-Lehr- und Versuchs-Abteilung.
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