43M Turan III

Mk III
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Model comes as two parts: Hull & Turret.

The Turan was based on the Czechoslovakian T-21 medium tank. It came in two main versions, the 40M Turan (Turan I) and the 41m Turan (Turan II). One of the main differences was the Turan I had a 40mm gun while the II had a 75m gun.

A total of 424 Turans were built btween 1940 and 1944.

The Turan II weighed 18.2 tonnes and had a 75 mm 41M L/25 gun plus two 8mm Gebauer 34/40.M machine guns.

The Turans were employed by the 1st and 2nd Hungarian Armoured Divisions, as well as the 1st Cavalry Division, in 1943 and 1944. Only one survives and can be found in the Kubinka Tank Museum near Moscow.

The Turan III had German 75 mm (2.95 in) KwK 40 L43 gun. Only one prototype was made before it was cancelled in 1944 as German Panzer IVs were in plentiful supply.

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