Item Name: 1/6 Sd.Kfz.141 Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf.M/N
Detailed parts from Frontline Hobbies. New suspension system, double road wheels, return rollers. Cast texture and serial numbers added.
Also includes the new Detailed Cupola with metal working slats and open hatch. No interior detail included. Cupola with interior detail can be acquired separately or request it in your comment for the price difference.
Schurzen (side skirts) sold separately.
Panzer III Ausf.M version with long 50mm gun Conversion also available. Put in your "comment" if you want the short gun 75mm version (Ausf.N) or long gun 50mm version (Ausf.M). The default version Ausf.N will be shipped if no comment is added
The Panzer III was intended as the primary battle tank of the German forces. However, when it initially met the KV-1 and T-34 tanks it proved to be inferior in both armour and gun power. To meet the growing need to counter these tanks, the Panzer III was up-gunned with a longer, more powerful 50-millimetre (1.97 in) gun and received more armour but still was at disadvantage compared with the Soviet tank designs. As a result, production of self-propelled guns, as well as the up-gunning of the Panzer IV was initiated.
In 1942, the final version of the Panzer III, the Ausf. N, was created with a 75-millimetre (2.95 in) KwK 37 L/24 cannon, the same short-barreled howitzer-like gun used for the initial models of the Panzer IV, a low-velocity gun designed for anti-infantry and close-support work. For defensive purposes, the Ausf. N was equipped with rounds of HEAT ammunition that could penetrate 70 to 100 millimetres (2.76 to 3.94 in) of armour depending on the round's variant, but these were strictly used for self-defence.
FOA Panzer III Ausf.N un-assembled model is a FULL METAL kit (mild steel) assembled with 'pop rivets'. No previous experience with rivet is required. It takes about 15 hours to assemble the kit. Resin accessories are provided for the road-wheels, sprockets (with metal teeth inserts), idlers and other hull equipment. Includes accurate turret, working hatches, molded individual track links w/ pins. R/C upgrade available. The "Side Skirts" are sold separately.