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Panzer III tanks and SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicles in Poland, Jun 1941

Caption   Panzer III tanks and SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicles in Poland, Jun 1941 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-185-0139-20
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PzKpfw III   Main article  Photos  
SdKfz 251   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 28 Oct 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Jan 2017 06:32:54 PM

EARLY VICTORIES: ADVANCE

The Panzer III was designed as a medium tank, with more firepower and armor and was assigned to many of the German Panzer formations. The early Panzer III were armed w/37mm guns, later up gunned with 50mm and 75mm guns.

MAIN ARMAMENT:
50mm, 75mm with 92 to 121 rounds. Depending on variant

SECONDARY ARMAMENT:
2 or 3 MG34 7.92mm machine guns with 2,700 to 4,200 rounds depending on variant. (6) smoke grenades
launchers, crew personal weapons pistols, MP40, hand grenades and mines.
Like the Panzer I and Panzer II many Panzer III's chassis, were rebuilt as 150mm StuG33b guns and StuG assault guns. Losses on the Eastern Front were as high as 60% for these vehicles...
Any corrections are welcomed

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