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Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.B

BOX: 380x240x60 mm

This   kit  contains 1127  parts.  Box contains  models  of tank

        EVERYTHING you need for an ACCURATE MODEL in ONE BOX.

        ·    FIRST model of Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf. B reproduced in PLASTIC

        ·    Highly detailed model

        ·    All New Tooling. State of the art engineering utilising slide mould technology

        ·    Total details 1127

        ·    1057 plastic parts

        ·    57 PE parts

        ·    13 clear plastic parts

        ·    Decals sheet for 5 options are included

        ·    Full-colour instruction

        ·    Fully detailed interior of turret

        ·    Crews vision periscopes with clear plastic parts

        ·    All hatches can be assembled opened or closed

        ·    Workable chassis

        ·    Workable track link


HISTORICAL INFORMATION


Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf (Sd Kfz 141)

Other designation: 2 Serie ZW

Type: Medium tank

Manufaclurer: Daimler-Benz

Chassis Nos.: 60201-60215

15 produced in 1937

Crew: 5                         Engine: Maybach HL108TR

Weight (tons): 159         Gearbox: 5 forward. 1 reverse

Length (metres): 567     Speed (km/hr): 40

Width (metres): 2.81      Range (km): 165

Height (metres): 2.39     Radio: FuG5

 

Armament:      One 3.7 cm             Two 7.92 mm MG34       One 7.92 mm MG34

                        KwK L/46.5

Traverse:         360° (hand)                            =

Elevation:        -10° +20°                                =

Sight:              TZF5a                                     =                     KgZF2

Ammunition:  121 Pzgr                  4.500 Patr SmK                       

                        +Spgr

 

Armour (mm/angle):   Front           Side                            Top/Bottom

Turret:                           15/15°       15/25°    Rear               10/83°-90°

Superstructure:             15/10°       15/0°      15/0°-21°         10/90°

Hull:                              15/25°       15/0        15/0°              5/90°

Gun mantlet:                 15/round

History: The Ausl was the second attempt at a design solution for a tank in the 15-ton class. Only a small number of these design series vehicles were produced to provide a gun-armed Pz Kpfw for training.

Specific features: The design of the suspension of the Ausf was completely different from that of the Ausf A. In place of the five road wheels with coil springs, the Ausf had eight road wheels per side, divided into pairs, with long leaf springs supporting a pair of road wheels at each end. Further improvements were made by increasing the number of return rollers to three, redesigning the cupola, and altering the rear deck and engine air louvres.

Combat service: The Ausf were issued to Panzer units in 1937. After action in Poland, they were all removed from combatant units in February 1940 because of their unsatisfactory suspension and 15mm armour. In October 1940, the five Ausf Fgst, which had been used for the experimental (0-Serie) series of the Sturmgeschutz, were returned to the Armoured troops and used as training vehicles.


3D IMAGES


 All hatches can be assembled opened

   

 

 Tool for assembling workable track link


IMAGES  OF  MODEL


                       

 

   02          Workable track link  tracks


CONTENTS OF THE BOX


A  A  A  A    Ae  lookout tower

Ae  Ae  Ae      Af  Af  Ag  Ag  Ag  Ag  Ah  Track Pins  Track Pins  Track Pins  Track Pins base turretback_coverTurret Clear parts  Decal

   

 

D  C CaBg Bg PE parts  Instruction

PAINTING & MARKING

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