The Panzer-Regiment von Lauchert (sometimes listed as Pantherregiment von Lauchert) was formed in June 1943 and was used for Operation Zitadelle at Kursk and controlled Panzer-Abteilung 51 and Panzer-Abteilung 52, both equipped with the new Panther tanks. The Panzer-Brigade 10 under Oberst Decker was attached to Panzergrenadier-Division Großdeutschland and given the command of Panzer-Regiment von Lauchert and Panzer-Regiment Großdeutschland.
On 17 July Panzer-Abteilung 51 was removed from the regiment and on 28 July Panzer-Abteilung 52 was also removed, leaving only Stab Panzer-Regiment 39 and the regiment ceased to exist.


Major Meinrad von Lauchert

Order of battle

Stab (from Panzer-Regiment 39)
Panzer-Abteilung 51
Panzer-Abteilung 52

Sources used

Research by Martin Block
Robert Forczyk - Panther Vs T-34: Ukraine 1943
Thomas L. Jentz - Germanys Panther Tank: The Quest for Combat Supremacy
Thomas L. Jentz - Panzertruppen (2 vol)
Maksym Kolomyjec & Janusz Ledwoch - Pantery I Tygrysy Na Luku Kurskim 1943 / Panther and Tiger Tanks at Kursk
Walter J. Spielberger - Panther & Its Variants

Reference material on this unit

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