Latest topics

» Calculation of the armor penetration
by lockie Today at 7:44 pm

» T-34/85/D5Т
by Glushak Today at 3:56 pm

» Airplane shotdown!
by Glushak Today at 2:16 pm

» Campaign "The Nazi power" (Pz.VI "Tiger")
by lockie Today at 6:53 am

» Terminated russian occupants in Ukraine
by lockie Yesterday at 8:16 pm

» Танк Пантера Д/А/Г/ Panther ausf.D,A,G
by will73 Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:30 pm

» Movie The Man with the Iron Heart
by plug_nickel Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:28 pm

» Question about german hetzer tank crew uniform
by plug_nickel Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:26 pm

» STA3.2 version
by plug_nickel Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:24 pm

October 2017

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Calendar Calendar


    Pz.III with 37 mm gun

    Share
    avatar
    mechanic

    Posts : 119
    Join date : 2014-11-03

    Pz.III with 37 mm gun

    Post by mechanic on Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:30 am

    Are there any Pz.III equipped with 37 mm gun?
    I played Campaign Barbarossa and it was only Pz.III with a long barrel gun 50 mm.
    avatar
    lockie
    TSF Member
    TSF Member

    Posts : 3683
    Join date : 2014-07-24
    Age : 50
    Location : Ukraine, Kyiv

    Re: Pz.III with 37 mm gun

    Post by lockie on Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:06 pm

    I think Wehrmacht didn't has any Pz.III equipped with 37mm gun on June 1941. On July 1940 there was made decision to re-equip all  tanks in the current production with a 50mm L42 gun.
    Here's quote from Lentz:


    PANZER TRACTS No.3-2 Panzerkampfwagen III
    Ausf.E, F, G, und H development and production from 1938 to 1941
    Created by Thomas L. Jentz and Hilary Louis Doyle

    There are no significant external features that differentiate an Ausf.E from a Ausf.F assembled in the same month. Production of the Ausf.E commenced in 1938 and had been completed by the end of 1939. The first Ausf.F was completed in August 1939 and production continued to April/May 1941 because of delays in completing armor components.
    In June 1940, a decision was made to get Pz.Kpfw.III with 5 cm Kw.K. L/42 guns into production as quickly as possible by modifying the turrets to mount an external gun mantle, which had been designed for the Ausf.H. Therefore, these delayed Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.F (completed in assembly plants after July 1940) had modified turrets and a 5 cm Kw.K. L/42 mounted in an external mantle.
    Starting in July 1940, the 5 cm Kw.K. L/42 with 5 cm ammunition stowage and a ventilator in the turret roof was introduced. The last Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.F with a 3.7 cm Kw.K. was completed in July 1940.
    avatar
    mechanic

    Posts : 119
    Join date : 2014-11-03

    Re: Pz.III with 37 mm gun

    Post by mechanic on Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:56 am

    Thanks! Any chance to see PzIII ausf F?

    Sponsored content

    Re: Pz.III with 37 mm gun

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:55 pm