History I.Abt. formed on 10 Nov 38 with four Kp. as independent Heerestruppen. I.Abt. Renamed II./Pz.Rgt.31 on 24 Nov 38. Pz.Rgt.27 formed on 1 Oct 40 with three Abt. each with two light and one med Kp. and assigned to 19.Pz.Div. III.Abt. disbanded on 10 Aug 41. I.Abt. disbanded on 31 Mar 42. II.Abt. renamed I./Pz.Rgt.27 on 1 Apr 42. New II.Abt. formed from renamed Pz.Abt.138 on 27 Mar 43. I.Abt. converted to Panthers on 15 Oct 43.