Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.С (中等坦克) (未塗漆,未組裝塑膠模型)
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf В (Sd Kfz 141)
Other designation: 3b Serie ZW
Type: Medium tank
Chassis Nos.: 60221-60225, 60316-60340
30 produced from January to June 1938
Engine: Maybach HL108TR
Weight (tons): 16
Gearbox: 6 forward. 1 reverse
Length (metres): 5.92
Speed (km/hr): 40
Width (metres): 2.82
Range (km): 165
Height (metres): 2.42
|Armament:||One 3.7 cm. KwK L/46.5||Two 7.92 mm MG34||One 7.92 mm MG34|
|Ammunition:||121 Pzgr + Spgr||4.500 Patr SmK|
History: The third vehicle in the development series, the Aust C, was yet another attempt to improve the design of the suspension..
Specific features: The Ausf C still had eight road wheels on each side, with the first and last pairs on a short leaf spring, mounted parallel to the ground. The second and third pairs were supported by a longer leaf-spring assembly. Also featured were a servo-operated epicyclic clutch, brake steering and a new design for the drive sprocket and idler.
Combat service: By 20 January 1938 there were only twenty-three Pz Kpfw Ill in the total Army Inventory. But this number had increased to forty-two by the end of March 1938. The Ausf C saw action only in Poland. fl was withdrawn from Panzer regiments in February 1940, before the start of the campaign in the West.