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Pz. III A — Tier III German light tank

Pz. III A

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Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
400
HP
10 / 20
261.7
View range
2 / 20
Firepower
Shell
908
DPM
10 / 19
60
Penetration
7 / 19
70
Damage
2 / 19
68
Devices/crew damage
2 / 19
Burst damage
— / —
685
Velocity
16 / 19
21.67%
Penetration loss over distance
11 / 19
Explosion radius
— / —
778
DPM
10 / 19
96
Penetration
7 / 19
60
Damage
2 / 19
68
Devices/crew damage
2 / 19
Burst damage
— / —
856
Velocity
15 / 19
39.58%
Penetration loss over distance
11 / 18
Explosion radius
— / —
1167
DPM
11 / 19
25
Penetration
2 / 19
90
Damage
3 / 19
68
Devices/crew damage
3 / 19
Burst damage
— / —
685
Velocity
15 / 19
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
0.52
Explosion radius
3 / 19
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
50.0
Caliber
3 / 20
12.97
Rate of fire
18 / 20
4.63
Reload time
11 / 13
0.00
Magazin reload time
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Shell reload time
— / —
Gun handling
2.13
Base aim time
16 / 20
0.444
Dispersion
17 / 20
Dispersion factors
0.220
When moving
16 / 20
0.220
When rotating
16 / 20
0.160
When rotating turret
15 / 20
3.500
After shot
12 / 20
Gun angles
10°
Depression
4 / 20
20°
Elevation
5 / 20
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 20
38.96
Turret traverse speed
15 / 20
Mobility
16.71
Weight
2 / 20
Speed
68
Forward
1 / 20
20
Backward
1 / 20
Effective Power / Weight ratio
19.61
On hard terrain
12 / 20
16.60
On medium terrain
12 / 20
14.10
On soft terrain
11 / 20
Traverse speed
58.71
On hard terrain
3 / 20
49.68
On medium terrain
5 / 20
42.21
On soft terrain
5 / 20
5.10m×2.18m×1.88m
Size
15 / 20

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Historical Reference

An order for designing a 15-ton tracked vehicle with a gun armament was placed in 1935. Despite the weight of the Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf. E, the first large-scale vehicle, reached 19.5 tons, its configuration was deemed successful, and the number of vehicles eventually grew to 96. Further modifications became even more popular, and the Pz. Kpfw. III became the most mass-produced vehicle of the Wehrmacht.

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