Dragon Panzer III Flamm

Announced by Dragon Models is a new 1/35th-scale kit of Panzer III flamethrower tank: Item No. 6776—1/35 Pz.Kpfw.III (FL) Ausf.M w/ Schurzen.

panzer-iii-flamethrower

 

Dragon Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. M

A new 1/72nd-scale plastic kit announcement from Dragon Models: No. 7323 – Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.M w/ Schürzen. This late Panzer III is armed with the 5cm KwK39 L/60 main gun.

panzer-iii-ausf-m-schurzen

 

MiniArt Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. C

From MiniArt, a kit in process announcement of a rare 1/35th-scale panzer variant from WWII: No. 35166: Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. C.

pzkpfw-iii-ausf-c-35166

Announced features include: all new tooling; 1,171 total parts (1,047 plastic parts, 63 PE parts, 11 clear plastic parts); decals for five marking options; fully detailed turret interior; periscopes with clear plastic parts; hatches which can be assembled opened or closed; workable chassis; workable track link.

 

Head Control for Hull Machine Gun

Unique head control for the hull machine gun in the Panzer III. (Source: Preliminary Report No. 5, Pz Kw III, School of Tank Technology, September 1942.)

 

Dragon Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J Kit

For July 4th weekend, a new kit poster from Dragon of a 1/72nd-scale early war Panzer III Ausf. J: Item #7372: 1/72nd Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J (Armor Pro).

Dragon #7372: 1/72nd Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J (Armor Pro)

Dragon #7372: 1/72nd Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J (Armor Pro)


 

Pz.Kpfw. III (5cm) Ausf. H Kit

A poster and more details on the latest 1:35th-scale Smart Kit from the ’39-’45 series have been released by Dragon: #6641: Pz.Kpfw. III (5cm) Ausf. H Sd.Kfz. 141 Early Production.

#6641: Pz.Kpfw. III (5cm) Ausf. H Sd.Kfz.141 Early Production

#6641: Pz.Kpfw. III (5cm) Ausf. H Sd.Kfz.141 Early Production


 

3.7cm FlaK 43 auf Fahrgestell, Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M

New 1/35th-scale model kit announcement from Cyber-Hobby: 3.7cm FlaK 43 auf Fahrgestell, Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. M (Versuchsaufbau).

1/35 3.7cm FlaK 43 auf Fahrgestell, Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M (Versuchsaufbau)
 

Panzerbeobachtungswagen III

Panzerbeobachtungswagen III (Pz Beob Wg III) were German armored, fully-tracked artillery observation vehicles developed on obsolete PzKpfw. III chassis. The hull machine gun and main armament were removed to allow more interior space for radios and equipment. A single machine gun was mounted in the center of the mantlet alongside dummy armament. Approximately 260 Panzer III chassis were modified from Feb. 1943 to April 1944.

The following photographs of Panzerbeobachtungswagen III were included in a confidential SHAEF intelligence publication on German tanks: Summary of German Tanks in Photographs, Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, October 1944.

Pz III Beob Wg Beobachtungswagen WWII

Panzerbeobachtungswagen III

Panzer III Beobachtungswagen

WW2 Pzkpfw III Artillery Observation Post
 

Blitzkrieg, France 1940

Two recent 1/35th Dragon kits depicting German men and panzers during the Blitzkrieg in France in summer of 1940. The first kit is a Panzer III Ausf. E equipped as the vehicle was used in the Blitzkrieg. The second kit is a set of four figures from from the 11th Panzer “Ghost” Division.

Pz Kpfw III Ausf E, France 1940 Blitzkrieg, Dragon Smart Kit Ghost Division Tank Crew, Blitzkrieg May 1940 -- 11th Panzer Division

Panzer III of sPzAbt. 501 in Tunisia

Photographs of Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N of sPzAbt. 501 in Tunisia:


No. 03 Panzer III Ausf. N of sPzAbt. 501 in Tunisia 03
04
 
N/A
 
 
05
Picture of 05 does exist in private collection.
 
07
No. 113 Panzer III Ausf. N of sPzAbt. 501 in Tunisia 113
124
133
134
143
 
N/A
 
 
222
Picture of 222 does exist. To be added.
 
 
242
Knocked out by the British in January 1943.
 
832
Knocked out near Beja during Operation Ochsenkopf.
 
844
Knocked out, probably during Operation Ochsenkopf.