rugged Panzer kampfwagen III was used in all theaters by the German
army in WWII and was well-liked due to its reliability. However, the
size limitations of the tank's chassis meant that armament upgrades were
limited and its usefulness as a battle tank diminished as the Allies
produced more advanced and powerful tanks. With this realization, the
final variant of thePz.kpfw.III, the Ausf.N, was modified into an
infantry support tank armed with the short-barreled75mm gun from the
Pz.kpfw.IV, which was being upgraded with more powerful guns. Beginning
from June 1942, 700 of these Ausf.N variants, also known as Sturmpanzer
III, were made and were often assigned to independent Panzer Battalions
to protect the heavier Tiger tanks. The5mm Schurzen armor skirt
modifications were added from the spring of 1943.
About the Model
High-quality 1/35 scale assembly model kit of the Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf.N.
Detailed short-barreled 75mm main gun includes gun breech and parts for 2 types of mantlet.
Precision-made aluminum parts for main gun barrel.
Turret features accurately reproduced parts for smoke dischargers.
3 types of markings, including one for a tank in North Africa, are included.
One tank crew figure also included and can be depicted with headphones or signal gun.
An excellent piece to display with the previously released Sd.Kfz.222 'North African Campaign'