The Panzer III was the instrument of Blitzkrieg on land, the major component of the Panzerwaffe in the early war years, and an important stepping stone between the earliest Panzers and the heavier vehicles of the later war years. Over 15,000 were built and the Panzerkampfwagen III saw service in all theatres, serving with distinction in Africa and Russia. With detailed step-by-step model photography, specially commissioned walkround photography, scale drawings and wartime shots, this book will provide all the details needed to model the main Panzer III version - the Ausf J - and its variants.
Brief history of Panzerkampfwagen III, brief survey of Panzer III models, modelling the Panzer III Ausf J; painting and construction, superdetailing, weathering; variants - including the short and long-barrelled gun versions, command vehicles, Tauchpanzer, Bergepanzer; detailed walkround photographs; scale drawings; camouflage and markings; model round-up; details of Panzer III models and accessories currently available.
Series: Osprey Modelling Manuals
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 20th May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1