Tank Balance, North Africa

 

  Crusader
18.11.41
Gazala
26.5.42
1st Alamein
1.7.42
Alam Haifa
30.8.42
2nd Alamein
23.10.42
German 244 330 54 265 242
- Light 70 50 - 31 31
- Medium 174 280 - 234 211
Italian 146 228 30 243 279
Total Axis 390 558 84 508 521
           
British 711 849 252 693 1,029
- Light 173 149 93 169 119
- Medium 339 424 106 361 716
- Heavy 199 276 53 163 194
           
Reserves          
Axis 50 77 ? ? 22
British 495 450 220 250 1,200
           
Ratio 3.1:1 2.5:1 3.1:1 2.2:1 4.3:1

 

Notes:

(1) Ratio is of British front-line medium and heavy tanks to German medium tanks.

Source: John Ellis, The World War II Databook.