Panzer III Ausf J (5cm KwK L/42) in Soviet Service
This short gunned Panzer III Ausf J (identified by the length of the gun and the ball mounting for the hull machine gun) had been pressed into Soviet service in the summer of 1942, as have the StuGs following behind.
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Rickard, J (7 August 2008), Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf J (5cm KwK L/42) in Soviet Service , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_panzer_III_ausf_J_42_soviet.html