The following table shows the production figures for the main variants of German Panzerkampfwagen during WWII and pre-war rearmament (i.e., from 1935-1945). Only battle tanks are included in these figures, self-propelled guns and other variants are not included. Panzerbefehlswagen are included when the main armament was still mounted. For simplicity, all figures have been rounded to the nearest 50 units. The Panzer 35(t) and Panzer 38(t) figures include panzers confiscated from the Czech army. Pz Kpfw Total Number Produced (approx.) Panzer I 1,550 Panzer II 1,900 Panzer 35(t) 650 Panzer 38(t) 1,400 Panzer III 5,850 Panzer IV 8,500 Panther 6,000 Tiger I 1,350 Tiger II 500
During the war while German panzer production increased, the size and weight of panzers were also increasing. It is interesting to compare the above production figures with the total weight in tons of each type of panzer produced. These figures are necessarily approximate since tanks were often up-armored during the production of a given version.
Pz Kpfw Total Tons Produced (approx.) Panzer I 9,000 Panzer II 18,000 Panzer 35(t) 7,000 Panzer 38(t) 14,000 Panzer III 126,000 Panzer IV 206,000 Panther 268,000 Tiger I 77,000 Tiger II 33,000