Panzer III

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"Panzer III"
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Details
Type Medium Tank
Operator Germany

Background[edit | edit source]

The Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. F (Panzer III Ausf. F) is a German Medium Tank in Post Scriptum. It is armed with a 5 cm KwK 38 and two 7.92 mm MG 34 machine guns, one mounted coaxially to the cannon, and the other mounted in the hull. It is operated by a crew of 4; one driver, one hull machine-gunner, one gunner and one commander.

The Panzer III comes with 45 AP rounds, 45 HE rounds and 13 boxes of 250 rounds per each MG 34.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Panzer III might be iconic in real life, but it's another story in Post Scriptum. Its top speed is only 35 km/h, but it makes up for it by turning quickly and sharp. Driving the tank is a challenge with its limited viewports and due to the fact that you cannot poke your head out, since it lacks a driver's hatch. The Panzer III also under performs against tanks due to its short under powered 50 mm main gun. Avoid going into front-to-front engagements which will most likely cause your shots to bounce off the enemy tank. Go for a clean shot against the sides or rear. Or try to avoid them at all costs and call in a bigger tank instead.

Its armor protection is also pretty poor. It can survive fairly well against 37/40 mm tank rounds, but cannot withstand too many hits from the Cromwell and Churchill's 6 Pounder gun. The Firefly's 17 Pounder will finish you off with two AP rounds. PIAT and Bazooka rockets will usually take it out with two direct hits.

Due to its limitations, the Panzer III is more suited as an infantry support tank rather than being a tank hunter, because of the shortcomings in its firepower and armor.