Panzer III Ausf H, North Africa

Panzer III Ausf H, North Africa
This Panzer III Ausf H has been knocked out by British artillery fire during the fighting over the winter of 1941-42 in North Africa. The Ausf H can be recognised by the combination of the six holes in the front drive wheel, the short gun, and the hatches on the glacis plate - on the Ausf J the two part hatches seen partly open here were replaced by one part hatches.
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 (14 September 2008), Panzer III Ausf H, North Africa, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_panzer_III_ausf_H.html

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