Panzer III¾(designated as¾Sd.Kfz. 141)¾was the common name of a medium tank that was developed in the 1930s by¾Germany¾and was used extensively in World War II.
The Panzer III was intended to fight other armoured fighting vehicles and serve alongside the infantry-supporting Panzer IV; however, as the Germans faced the formidable T-34, stronger anti-tank guns were needed.¾ Since the Panzer IV had a bigger turret ring, the role was reversed.¾ The Panzer IV mounted the long barreled 7.5 cm KwK 40 gun and engaged in tank-to-tank battles.¾ The Panzer III became obsolete in this role and for most purposes was supplanted by the Panzer IV.¾ From 1942, the last version of Panzer III mounted the 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24, better suited for infantry support.¾ Production of the Panzer III ended in 1943 with a total of around 6,000 being manufactured.
With this model kit, you can assemble the Panzer III into an Ausf J, M, or N variant.¾ It also comes with 2 gun choices with detachable turret and side armour skirts (Schôrzen).
Product Code:¾280011 Number of Parts:¾40 pieces / 3 sprues