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Re: ► Photothread: Pz Kpfw III

Post by SIS 5 » 06 Aug 2017 17:19

Hi,

here two pics of the Tauchpanzer 3 Nr. 100 Schwimmpanzer III of the Pz Rgt 18 diving test in Putlos (source of the pics: expired ebay auctions).

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Re: Photothread: Pz Kpfw III

Post by vinc62 » 22 Aug 2018 13:27

tigre wrote:
10 Oct 2015 20:34
Hello to all :D; a little more................................

Pz Kw III Ausf. N with 7,5 cm KwK.

Here two of them in Italy 1943/44. AFAIK 660 tanks were converted from late 1942 to August 1943: 3 from Ausf. J chassis, 447 from Ausf. L, 213 from Ausf. M and 37 from other sources.

Sources: http://henk.fox3000.com/pz3.htm
Bundesarchiv.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
Hello, these tanks are often attributed to the Panzer-Regiment Hermann Göring in 1943.
Cheers.

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Re: ► Photothread: Pz Kpfw III

Post by vinc62 » 22 Aug 2018 13:53

Hi everyone,

I found this Pz III ausf. M of the Pz. Rgt. Hermann Göring on a sicilian road during summer 1943.
On page 15 of Claude Gillono's book "Fortress - German Armour in the defence of Sicily" (Firefly Collection), it is written :

" The Bosch headlight and the position of the jack suggest that this may be a reworked Ausf. L model".

Why ? I thought that the ausf. L had a Notek blackout light on the left front fender, not a Bosch, which is waterproof and thus typical of the ausf. M...
And I can not tell on the photo if it's a Notek or a Bosch…

Moreover, I have never seen such a forward jack position, even on an ausf. L... I looked in Panzer tracts, and many photos of ausf. L, and I have always seen the jack near the engine compartment on both ausf. L and M.

And finally, there is no escape hatch on the hull side, like we can find on the ausf. L.

So, I don't understand why it should be a reworked ausf. L...

What do you think about this ?

Thank you.

Vincent.
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Re: ► Photothread: Pz Kpfw III

Post by Denniss » 23 Aug 2018 21:53

Ausf. L was produced without side escape hatches from 6/42 on. This was a gradual introduction into the series production, by 10/42 all new Pz III were completed without these hatches.
Bosch Headlights were introduced in 9/42 but were likely exchangeable with the Notek lights.
Exhaust mufflers look like Ausf. M

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Re: ► Photothread: Pz Kpfw III

Post by Pz III » 24 Aug 2018 03:22

It is definitely an Ausf M. In addition to the exhaust it also has the watertight covers for the air intakes only available on Ausf M.

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Re: ► Photothread: Pz Kpfw III

Post by vinc62 » 24 Aug 2018 15:20

Thank you guys for your replies. Now It's clearer in my mind.
So, the jack position is a field modification ?

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Re: ► Photothread: Pz Kpfw III

Post by vinc62 » 28 Aug 2018 10:38

Here is an ausf. N of the 233. Reserve-Panzer-Division, after the end of the war, in Denmark.
It's an interesting hybrid. The hull has the lateral escape hatches and the classic exhaust configuration, like we can find on ausf. J and ausf. L.
The turret is a classic ausf. N, unless it is that of an ausf. J or L re-gunned with a KwK L/24.
Of interest is the tactical "307" painted over what seems to be a "242".
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