The final production variant of the medium-class Panzer III was the Ausf.N. This type appeared in June 1942, by which time the Pz.Kpfw.III was outclassed in tank-versus-tank engagements. The tank was thus relegated to the infantry support role, and it was equipped with a short-barreled, low-velocity 7.5cm KwK 37 L/24 gun. Before production finally ceased in August 1943, a total of 663 new Panzer III N tanks had been manufactured, plus another 37 were converted from Ausf.J/L/M models. The Pz.Kpfw.III N was typically assigned to Tiger battalions and some were therefore deployed to North Africa to support the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK). The DAK expeditionary force, under its famous commander Erwin Rommel, fought gamely in North Africa before its remnants were finally forced to surrender in May 1943.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer's suggested colors.
Skill Level: 3
Series: Armor Pro
Features: Molded in grey with photo-etched parts
- Newly tooled Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.N
- Side fenders with pattern detail on both surfaces
- Delicate on-vehicle tools
- Coaxial MG with hollow muzzle
- Detailed 5cm KwK 39 L/60 cannon
- Tow cable on engine deck included
- Commander's batch can be assembled open or closed
- Slide-molded stowage bin
- Intricate sprocket wheels, idlers and road wheels
- One-piece DS tracks for easy assembly
*Use only cement for polystyrene plastic*