German Panzer III type H RC Medium Tank IR

German Panzer III type H RC Medium Tank IR

A German medium tank - Panzer III, developed in the 1930s and used during the Second World War. The full technical name of Panzer III is Panzerkampfwagen III (Pz. Kpfw. III) - roughly translated: armored battle vehicle. It was designed to support infantry and to attack enemy armored forces. In the Polish campaign in 1939 and the French campaign in 1940, Panzer-III performed quite well. Then accidentally, Panzer-III encountered two new opponents from the Soviet Union, the T-34 and the KV series in 1941. These two tanks had main guns and armor that was much thicker and stronger than the Panzer-III. Immediately, the Panzer-IV was upgraded to equip the main cannon 7.5 cm KwK 40 to replace the tank role of Panzer-III, while the Panzer III was transferred to the 7.5 cm KwK 37 L / 24 long barrel gun with The main role was to support infantry. Production of the Panzer-III for the aim of the battlefield officially ended in 1943, but its tank frame was still in production until 1944 to provide self-propelled destroyer tank - StuG-III.
Variations:
Panzer III Ausf.A-B-C-D: 75 units of all types remanufactured in 1937-1938.
Panzer III Ausf.E-F: production began in 1939-1940. Armed with the 3.7 cm KwK 36 L / 46.5 main gun (which later replaced by a 5 cm KwK 38 L / 42 cannon). 531 of all types were produced.
Panzer III Ausf.G: specially armored to the front and turret. Armed with the 5 cm KwK 38 L / 42 cannon. One year only from 1940-1941, about 600 units were produced.
Panzer III Ausf.H: slightly modified the texture. Additional armored to the front and the rear (needed 30mm of armor for a total of 60 mm of the front and 30 mm for the disc protection) From 1940-1941, about 308 units were produced.
Panzer III Ausf.I: The variant was included in the Allied report, but there was no evidence that this one ever existed.
Panzer III Ausf.J: the body was redesigned longer. The front armor was 50 mm thick. There were 482 built.
Panzer III Ausf.J (1): refitted with a 5 cm KwK 39 L / 60 main gun which much longer and stronger than the old one. From the end of 1941 to mid-1942, about 1067 units were built.
Panzer III Ausf.K: a command tank version (Panzerbefehlswagen) with repaired turret (no weapons - installed by fake artillery). The design of the ammunition compartment and internal space was wider.
Panzer III Ausf.L: the front armor increasingly expand to 70 mm (incluuding front armor + disk protection). There were 653 units produced.
Panzer III Ausf.M: the version whose underbody slightly revised and skirt armor. From 1942-1943, about 250 were produced.
Panzer III Ausf.N: final version, equipped with a short-barreled main gun 7.5 cm KwK 37 L / 24, specialized in explosive ammunition used to support infantry. From 1942 to 1943, about 700 were produced.
 

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A German medium tank - Panzer III, developed in the 1930s and used during the Second World War. The full technical name of Panzer III is Panzerkampfwagen III (Pz. Kpfw. III) - roughly translated: armored battle vehicle. It was designed to support infantry and to attack enemy armored forces. In the Polish campaign in 1939 and the French campaign in 1940, Panzer-III performed quite well. Then accidentally, Panzer-III encountered two new opponents from the Soviet Union, the T-34 and the KV series in 1941. These two tanks had main guns and armor that was much thicker and stronger than the Panzer-III. Immediately, the Panzer-IV was upgraded to equip the main cannon 7.5 cm KwK 40 to replace the tank role of Panzer-III, while the Panzer III was transferred to the 7.5 cm KwK 37 L / 24 long barrel gun with The main role was to support infantry. Production of the Panzer-III for the aim of the battlefield officially ended in 1943, but its tank frame was still in production until 1944 to provide self-propelled destroyer tank - StuG-III.
Variations:
Panzer III Ausf.A-B-C-D: 75 units of all types remanufactured in 1937-1938.
Panzer III Ausf.E-F: production began in 1939-1940. Armed with the 3.7 cm KwK 36 L / 46.5 main gun (which later replaced by a 5 cm KwK 38 L / 42 cannon). 531 of all types were produced.
Panzer III Ausf.G: specially armored to the front and turret. Armed with the 5 cm KwK 38 L / 42 cannon. One year only from 1940-1941, about 600 units were produced.
Panzer III Ausf.H: slightly modified the texture. Additional armored to the front and the rear (needed 30mm of armor for a total of 60 mm of the front and 30 mm for the disc protection) From 1940-1941, about 308 units were produced.
Panzer III Ausf.I: The variant was included in the Allied report, but there was no evidence that this one ever existed.
Panzer III Ausf.J: the body was redesigned longer. The front armor was 50 mm thick. There were 482 built.
Panzer III Ausf.J (1): refitted with a 5 cm KwK 39 L / 60 main gun which much longer and stronger than the old one. From the end of 1941 to mid-1942, about 1067 units were built.
Panzer III Ausf.K: a command tank version (Panzerbefehlswagen) with repaired turret (no weapons - installed by fake artillery). The design of the ammunition compartment and internal space was wider.
Panzer III Ausf.L: the front armor increasingly expand to 70 mm (incluuding front armor + disk protection). There were 653 units produced.
Panzer III Ausf.M: the version whose underbody slightly revised and skirt armor. From 1942-1943, about 250 were produced.
Panzer III Ausf.N: final version, equipped with a short-barreled main gun 7.5 cm KwK 37 L / 24, specialized in explosive ammunition used to support infantry. From 1942 to 1943, about 700 were produced.

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