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PzIII (Stock)

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Totals
138000 Cost
510 HPDurability
18.05 / 22.65 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Armor
70/30/50Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
30/30/30Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
320 h.p.Engine Power
64 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
40 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
40 damage
40 mmAverage Penetration
2.9 Time for Complete Loading
46 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
Communication
230 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
IV
Pz.Kpfw. III
138000
Used the "classic" chassis starting with the Ausführung E. Produced from December 1938 to February 1943, a total of 4,958 tanks and 321 command vehicles were manufactured.

Produced from December 1938 to February 1943, a total of 4,958 tanks were manufactured.

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
III Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. F 30/30/30 46 230 0 2200
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
I 3,7 cm Kw.K. 36 L/46.5 40/74/10 40/40/50 20.69 0.36 1.5 0 100
III 5 cm Kw.K. 38 L/42 60/96/25 70/70/90 14.29 0.38 1.9 750 700
Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IV Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. L 57/30/30 44 240 1330 3200
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
I 3,7 cm Kw.K. 36 L/46.5 40/74/10 40/40/50 20.69 0.36 1.5 0 100
III 5 cm Kw.K. 38 L/42 60/96/25 70/70/90 14.29 0.38 1.9 750 700
IV 7,5 cm Kw.K. 37 L/24 43/87/38 160/160/200 5.13 0.45 2.3 940 780
IV 5 cm Kw.K. 39 L/60 67/130/25 70/70/90 15.79 0.35 1.9 1530 700
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
IV Maybach HL 108 TR 320 20 0 450
IV Maybach HL 120 TR 350 20 1070 510
IV Maybach HL 120 TRM 440 20 1810 510

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
III Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J 22.65 40 0 7000
IV Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. L 22.65 45 1240 7000
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
III FuG5_GER 500 0 50


Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 t Class
Additional Grousers
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good front armor
  • Decent gun
  • Good speed


Cons:


  • Engine easily damaged from the front
  • Gun has bad penetration
  • Speed rarely goes to top speed


Performance

The Pz.III is a decent tank, with good front armor, great speed, and a decent gun. Its front armor and speed lets it go to the front lines, or you can flank thanks to the quick-firing gun. Sniping is a viable option, but you will be needed more on the front lines. That said, the Pz.III is not good at any one thing. The soft lower plate lets enemies destroy your engine and do damage to you. Your gun has bad penetration; for example, you can't penetrate the KV-1's butt without APCR. And your speed rarely, if ever, reaches top speed. Therefore, like many German tanks above it, angle your armour as you peek from cover and you can be alive much longer.


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