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Pz. III A — Tier III German light tank

Pz. III A

III

Parameters

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HP
1 / 17
253.0m
View range
3 / 17
Firepower
Shell
612
DPM
11 / 17
76
Penetration
6 / 17
50
Damage
3 / 17
5
Devices/crew damage
2 / 17
Burst damage
— / —
685
Velocity
15 / 17
11.84%
Penetration loss over distance
3 / 17
Explosion radius
— / —
489
DPM
6 / 16
96
Penetration
8 / 16
40
Damage
1 / 16
6
Devices/crew damage
3 / 16
Burst damage
— / —
856
Velocity
14 / 16
39.58%
Penetration loss over distance
13 / 16
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 / 17
12.23
Rate of fire
15 / 17
4.90
Reload time
9 / 11
Magazin reload time
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Shell reload time
— / —
Gun handling
1.15
Base aim time
1 / 17
0.384
Dispersion
5 / 17
Dispersion factors
0.220
When moving
16 / 17
0.220
When rotating
16 / 17
0.160
When rotating turret
14 / 17
3.500
After shot
12 / 17
Gun angles
10°
Depression
3 / 17
20°
Elevation
5 / 17
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 17
36.51
Turret traverse speed
14 / 17
Mobility
16.71
Weight
2 / 17
Speed
68
Forward
1 / 17
20
Backward
2 / 17
Effective Power / Weight ratio
17.75
On hard terrain
11 / 17
16.11
On medium terrain
11 / 17
13.69
On soft terrain
8 / 17
Traverse speed
50.06
On hard terrain
4 / 17
45.44
On medium terrain
3 / 17
38.61
On soft terrain
1 / 17
5.10m×2.18m×1.88m
Size
15 / 17
Concealment
34.60%
While still
8 / 17
34.60%
While moving
6 / 17
12.16%
Upon firing while still
6 / 17
12.16%
Upon firing while moving
5 / 17
Spotting distance of enemy with view range of 253m
182.8m
While still
182.8m
While moving
228.3m
Upon firing while still
228.3m
Upon firing while moving

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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