German Medium Tank: Panzerkampfwagen III from Ausf. H to Ausf. N

Michał Kuchciak

Covers the Panzer III which was used by the Germans in campaigns in Poland, France, the Soviet Union, and North Africa, as well as in Normandy and during Operation Market Garden.
Publication date:
October 2020
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
In Combat
Illustration :
drawings sheets; color profiles; archival photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9788366148901

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
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£16.50

Overview
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Hitler's drive to modernize his armed forces gained a new momentum with the arrival on stage of Col. Heinz Guderian - the future spiritus movens of German armored warfare doctrine. Behind the scenes German design teams were busy working on prototypes of vehicles that would soon become the tools of the future war - light Pz.Kpfw. I and II, heavy (in keeping with contemporary classification) Pz.Kpfw. IV and medium Pz.Kpfw. III armed with a 37 mm gun. In the early stages of fighting in France it became clear that the vehicle didn't carry enough punch and in later marks of the tank the 37 mm main gun was superseded by a 50 mm weapon. The ultimate version of the Pz.Kpfw. III was armed with a short barrel 75 mm gun, the largest that the tank's turret could accommodate.