The Panzer-Abteilung 5 was formed on 25 August 1943 as replacement for the destroyed Panzer-Regiment 5 and was assigned to 25. Panzergrenadier-Division. It was destroyed in July 1944 while assigned to Heeresgruppe Mitte.

It was reformed in January 1945 from Panzer-Abteilung 2107.

Panzer of Panzer-Abteilung 5 passing anti-tank obstacles of the Westwall near Weissenburg during Unternehmen Nordwind in January 1945
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Sources used

Thomas L. Jentz - Panzertruppen (2 vol)
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

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