Plastic model kit.
Requires assembly & painting
Glue & paint not included
|- 1:100 Scale
- Contains 1 vehicle
Models supplied unpainted.
This kit includes one plastic model German tank from World War II.
Model supplied unpainted. Assembly required.
This “snap fit” model can be assembled without glue.
Includes unit flag and unit card for use with the Art of Tactic WWII game
The Panzerkampfwagen III (or “Pz.Kpfw III” for short) was purpose-built specifically to combat enemy armored vehicles, but when the German Wehrmacht encountered excellent enemy tanks like the Soviet T-34, the Pz.Kpfw. III proved insufficient for the task and was converted to an infantry support role, and was ultimately phased out by the end of 1943.
The III G model featured a 37mm KwK 38 cannon, which could handle the numerous T-26 and BT tanks of the Soviet Red Army but proved incapable of penetrating the superior armor of the T-34 and KV tanks at range. This gun would ultimately be upgraded to a 50mm cannon by the time Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
Although it suffered from insufficient armor and too small of a gun for combat on the battlefields of the Eastern Front, the Pz. Kpfw. III was a solid piece of engineering, and its chassis was used as the basis for the excellent Sturmgeschutz III assault gun—the most produced German armored fighting vehicle of the war.