The Knight Squire of the Tiger - Panzer III N
War Park 2023-03-16 12:08
The Panzer III was the main battle tank of the German army. However, when it first encountered the KV-1 heavy tank and T-34 medium tank, it proved to be inferior in terms of armour and armament power. To meet the growing demand against these tanks, the Panzer III adopted a longer, more powerful 50 mm (1.97 in) gun and received thicker armor, but remained at a disadvantage compared to Soviet tank designs.
In the autumn of 1942, new tanks began to replace the older German panzers. There came a new generation of tanks, the first being the Tiger, followed by the Panther, which is closer to the modern idea of a perfect "main battle tank." With this in mind, the Panzer III was considered obsolete, at least in anti-tank terms. However, Daimler-Benz still found ways to improve its battle-hardened older tanks.
The N was the final production version of the Panzer III series and the only version equipped with the 7.5 cm KwK L / 24 gun. It was used in early versions of the Fourth Loader (from the Ausf A to the Usf F1), firing high-explosive shells for anti-infantry and anti-fortifications. At the same time, a deep wading exhaust device was installed at the rear of the tank to enhance the ability to cross the river.
When first fielded, the Panzer III N was assigned to the new heavy tank company to provide close support to the Tigers (as shown above, a Tiger company would be equipped with a light platoon of five Panzer III N's).
This month War Park introduces the German Grey Panzer III Type N with nine soldiers.
Panzer III Type N track can be pushed and it's turret doors can be opened.
Chassis + crawler + gun tube + accessories are metal parts, and the rest of the body is resin parts.
Spare wheels and canvas were added to the front, and a detachable anti-aircraft identification flag was added.
Original Chinese text on Weibo below.
战争公园 2023-03-16 12:08 Posted on 北京
三号坦克原本是德国军队的主要作战坦克。然而，当它最初遇到KV-1重型坦克和T-34中型坦克时，事实证明它在装甲和火炮威力方面都处于劣势。为了满足对抗这些坦克日益增长的需求，三号坦克采用了更长、更强大的50毫米（1.97英寸）火炮，并获得了更多的装甲，但与苏联的坦克设计相比仍然处于劣势。 1942年秋天，新的坦克开始全面装备德国装甲部队。这是新一代坦克，第一代是“虎式”，紧随其后的是“豹式”，更接近于完美的“主战坦克”的现代理念。考虑到这一点，三号坦克被认为是过时的，至少在反坦克方面是这样。然而，戴姆勒-奔驰仍然找到了改进久经沙场的老式坦克的方法。 N型是三号坦克系列的最终生产版本，也是唯一配备7.5厘米KwK L/24火炮的版本。该炮曾用于早期版本的第四装甲车（从Ausf A到Ausf F1），发射的高爆弹，用于反步兵和反工事。同时坦克尾部还安装了一个深涉水排气装置，用于增强渡河能力。 当第一次装备时，三号坦克N型被分配给新的重型坦克连，为虎式坦克提供近距离支援（如上图所示，一个虎式坦克连会配备一个拥有5台三号坦克N型的轻型排）。