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Pz. III — Tier III German medium tank

Pz. III

III
Cost
  • 6 000
  • 700
Preceded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
440
HP
2 / 8
264.0
View range
1 / 8
Firepower
Shell
481
DPM
8 / 8
67
Penetration
3 / 8
50
Damage
3 / 8
5
Devices/crew damage
1 / 8
Burst damage
— / —
850
Velocity
2 / 8
14.93%
Penetration loss over distance
5 / 8
Explosion radius
— / —
385
DPM
7 / 7
102
Penetration
3 / 7
40
Damage
2 / 7
6
Devices/crew damage
2 / 7
Burst damage
— / —
1050
Velocity
1 / 7
29.41%
Penetration loss over distance
4 / 6
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
50.0
Caliber
3 / 8
9.61
Rate of fire
6 / 8
6.24
Reload time
4 / 6
0.00
Magazin reload time
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Shell reload time
— / —
Gun handling
1.82
Base aim time
7 / 8
0.345
Dispersion
1 / 8
Dispersion factors
0.190
When moving
5 / 8
0.190
When rotating
5 / 8
0.060
When rotating turret
1 / 8
3.000
After shot
3 / 8
Gun angles
6°
Depression
8 / 8
20°
Elevation
2 / 8
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 8
41.72
Turret traverse speed
3 / 8
Mobility
20.42
Weight
2 / 8
Speed
52
Forward
1 / 8
20
Backward
1 / 8
Effective Power / Weight ratio
20.08
On hard terrain
2 / 8
18.25
On medium terrain
2 / 8
12.55
On soft terrain
3 / 8
Traverse speed
46.48
On hard terrain
4 / 8
42.25
On medium terrain
4 / 8
29.05
On soft terrain
7 / 8
5.33m×2.33m×2.15m
Size
5 / 8

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Spaced armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

Production of the J variant started in March 1941. In addition to the enhanced armor, the vehicle received the new 50-mm KwK 38 gun, which was deemed extremely successful; 1,067 other vehicles featured the KwK 39 gun, the improved version with better penetration rate. An attempt to mount a 75-mm gun (the N variant) was recognized as a failure, and the most large-scale vehicles were the J, L, and M variants (with 50-mm guns that had an impeccable track record). A total of 5,691 vehicles were produced, among which 1,969 were equipped with long-barrel guns and 2,391 with short-barrel 50-mm guns.

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