The Panzerkampfwagen III, AKA the Panzer III, was developed during the 1930s and used throughout World War II. While its original purpose was to fight other armored fighting vehicles, fighting beside the infantry-support Pzkw IV, it proved to be obsolete in this task and was replaced by the up-gunned Panzer IV. The Ausf G was armed with the 50 mm KwK38 L/42 anti-tank gun.
The Panzer III was used in action against Poland, France, the Soviet Union and in North Africa, and some were still in use in Normandy and Arnhem in 1944. In the early campaigns against Poland and France they outclassed their opponents, in part due to the German use of a 3-man turret crew with the commander responsible for maintaining situational awareness.
Skill Level: 2
Features: Includes 2 kits of the Panzer III
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