Balance of Forces in Europe (May 1940)

 

Land Forces
  Divisions Guns Tanks
France 104 10,700 3,063
United Kingdom (BEF) 10 1,280 310
Belgium 22 1,338 10
Netherlands 8 656 1
Total Allied 144 13,974 3,384
       
Total Germany 141 7,378 2,445

 

Air Forces
  Fighters Bombers Recon Total
France 637 242 489 1,368
United Kingdom (BEF) 261 135 60 456
United Kingdom (Home) 540 310 - 850
Belgium 90 12 120 250
Netherlands 62 9 50 175
Total Allied 1,590 708 719 3,099
         
Germany (Operational) 1,220 1,559 535 4,020
Total Germany 1,736 2,224 700 5,446

 

Notes:

(1) France, Land Forces includes North-east front only.

(2) France, Air Forces includes front-line formations in metropolitan France only.

(3) Germany, Land Forces guns excludes Norway and east. Tanks total available.

Source: I.C.B. Dear & M.R.D. Foot, The Oxford Companion to World War II.