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This is the order of battle for the Battle of Alam el Halfa, a World War II battle between the British Commonwealth and the European Axis Powers Germany and Italy in North Africa between August 30 and September 5, 1942.[1]

Allied forces[]

Axis forces[]

Tanks in use by both sides[]

Panzer Armee Afrika had 34 light and 193 medium tanks, of these 27 tanks were the new Panzer IV F2 with the long-barreled gun 75mm gun. This longer barrelled gun gave the Mark IV superior range than the Allied tanks. The Italian armoured divisions were made up of 243 tanks but these were mostly the obsolete M13/40s.[2]

The Allies had 500 that would see action during this battle. 170 of these were M3 Grant's, the best tank the allies had access to at this time. The remaining tanks were made up of M3 Stuart's, Crusader Mk II cruiser tanks and Valentine infantry tanks.[citation needed]


  • Buffetaut, Yves (1995) (in French). Operation Supercharge-La seconde bataille d'El Alamein. Histoire Et Collections. 


  1. Buffetaut pp. 85-86
  2. Buffetaut p. 85

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