Panzerkampfwagen III Zugführerwagen

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Production

Production numbers for the Panzerkampfwagen III.
Version Production
Ausf. A 10
Ausf. B 15
Ausf. C 15
Ausf. D 30
Ausf. E 96
Ausf. F 435
Ausf. G 600
Ausf. H 286
Ausf. J 1602
Ausf. L 1470
Ausf. M 517
Ausf. N 614
Total 5690

Technical Information

Technical details of the Pz Kpfw III Ausf. F, Pz Kpfw III Ausf. J, Pz Kpfw III Ausf. L, and Pz Kpfw III Ausf. N.
Ausf. F Ausf. J Ausf. L Ausf. N
Crew
Crew
  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Radio operator
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 19.5 t 21.6 t 22.5 t 23.0 t
Length 5.38 m 5.50 m 6.17 m 5.50 m
Width 2.91 m 2.95 m
Height 2.50 m
Ground pressure 0.90 kg/cm² 0.94 kg/cm² 0.98 kg/cm² 1.00 kg/cm²
Performance
Maximum speed 40 km/h
Road speed 25 km/h
Cross-country speed 15 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 2.30 m
Vertical obstacle 60 cm
Fording depth 80 cm
Fuel capacity 310 l 320 l
Mileage (road) 1.88 l/km 2.06 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 3.26 l/km 3.37 l/km
Cruising range 165 km 155 km
Cross-country range 95 km
Engine
Make and model Maybach HL 120 Trm
Type Water cooled
Displacement 11 900 cc
Fuel Gasoline
Max. governed speed 2800 rpm
Net h.p. 285
Armament
Main weapon 3,7 cm Kw K (L/46,5) 5 cm Kw K (L/42) 5 cm Kw K (L/60) 7,5 cm Kw K (L/24)
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm M G 34 (2) 7,92 mm M G 34 (1)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 125 99 85 64
Secondary weapon 4500 3750

Additional Reading

Web Links

Books

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Thomas L. & DOYLE, Hilary Louis. Panzer Tracts No. 3-1 - Panzerkampfwagen III : Ausf.A, B, C, und D - development and production from 1934 to 1938 plus the Leichttraktor and Krupp's M.K.A.. Boyds, MD : Panzer Tracts, 2006. 72 p. ISBN 0-9771643-4-9.
  2. JENTZ, Thomas L. & DOYLE, Hilary Louis. Panzer Tracts No. 3-2 - Panzerkampfwagen III : Ausf.E, F, G, und H - development and production from 1934 to 1941. Boyds, MD : Panzer Tracts, 2007. 84 p. ISBN 0-9771643-9-X.
  3. JENTZ, Thomas L. & DOYLE, Hilary Louis. Panzer Tracts No. 3-3 - Panzerkampfwagen III : Ausf.J, L, M, und N - development and production from 1941 to 1943. Boyds, MD : Panzer Tracts, 2009. 88 p. ISBN 0-9815382-4-X.