Breakdown Flag for Panzers from Lukas Friedli

Finally I found some more info on the Ausfallflagge (repair flag). This description has been found in the manual D76 “Panzerangriff im Rahmen einer Infanteriedivision vom 23 Juni 1936.” When the flag was hung (ruhig gehalten) it meant ‘Breakdown,” when it was waved (geschwenkt), it meant “Help Required!”

Type of flag                                 a) hung                           b) waved

Red Flag                                     Ready for action!            Swarm attack!

Blue and Red Flag                      Full cover!                       About face! March!

Command Pennant                    Leader here!                   Your tank!

Breakdown Flag                         Breakdown!                     Help needed!