Panzer III Ausf H or J, Libya 1942

Panzer III Ausf H or J, Libya 1942

A Panzer III Ausf H or Ausf J being searched by British troops somewhere in Libya in the first half of 1942. The Ausf H saw the introduction of a drive wheel with six D-shaped holes, visible at the front of the tank, but the visible changes made to the Ausf J were all to the front, and are thus hidden in this picture. This picture does show just how many extra pieces of equipment could be carried on the back of a tank.

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Panzerkampfwagen III Medium Tank 1936-44, Bryan Perrett. A good introduction for anyone interesting in the Panzer III, this book covers the development of the tank, the structure of the German panzer forces, and its military career, which saw the Panzer III go from being the Third Reich's main battle tank to being under-gunned and under-armoured [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (7 August 2008), Panzer III Ausf H or J, Libya 1942, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_panzer_III_ausf_H_or_J.html

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