The Panzer-Abteilung (Fkl) 303 was formed in January 1945 from Panzer-Kompanie 319 (Fkl) and the fourth companies of Panzer-Abteilung (Fkl) 301 and Panzer-Abteilung (Fkl) 302. On 17 February 1945 it was ordered to be formed into a normal Panzer-Abteilung and it was redesignated Panzer-Abteilung Schlesien.

The "(Fkl)" in the name was for "Funklenk", a reference to the radio-controlled demolition vehicles used.

Sources used

Markus Jaugitz - Die Deutsche Fernlenktruppe (2 vol)
Thomas L. Jentz - Funklenk Panzertruppen (in AFV NEWS, Sept-Dec. 1986, Volume 21, No.3)
Thomas L. Jentz - Panzertruppen (2 vol)
Kjell Svensson - Tyska radiostyrda pansarfordon (in Pansar #4/1997)
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

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