Flammpanzer III Ausf M

German Flamethrower Tank
Model comes as two parts; hull and turret.

The Panzer III saw service throughout the entire war being produced between 1939 and 1943. It came in at 23 tonnes and had a crew of five (commander, gunner, loader, driver & radio op/machine gunner).

5,774 were built.

The Ausf A to G were equipped with a 3.7cm KwK 36 L/45 gun which was later upgraded to the 5cm KwK 38 L/42 gun for later Ausf F to J versions. Models were equipped with two 7.92mm MG34 machine guns.

The Panzer III was first used in the Poland campaign and saw service throughout the war in Europe and north Africa.
The M version was produced in 1942 and 1943 and 517 were built. There were minor modifications to the L version including a long 5cm gun and deep wading exhaust.

This is the flamethrower version of the M with a thicker, shorter barrel. 100 Ms were converted to flamethrowers between February and April 1943. The short barrel of the 14mm flammenwerfer gun was disguised under a 1.5m false barrel. The tank carried 1020 litres of fuel for the flamethrower.

There is also a version of the M with skirts available: https://www.paintandglue.co.uk/pzkpfw-iii


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