We figured it couldnt be too long before the popular Pz.Kpfw.III made it to the 1/48 MM Series! This model joins the Tiger I, Pz.Kpfw.IV and Panther G as the latest German battle tank to arrive in the compact and detailed 1/48 scale.
The Ausf. L version of the German main battle tank Pz.Kpfw. III was produced from July 1942, and possessed basic structure and performance specifications similar to previous versions. Armament consisted of an improved, long barreled Kwk50 L/60 tank gun, which was effective against Russian T34 tanks up to a range of 600m, plus two 7.92mm MG34 machine guns. Front armor thickness was increased to 57mm, and 20mm thick spaced armor was added to the gun mantlet as well. The suspension system was strengthened to cope with the 200kg of added weight. In total 635 Ausf. Ls were produced by the end of 1942, most seeing active service on the Eastern and North African Fronts.
Assembly model of the Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.L on a compact 1/48 scale
Hull-mounted equipment depicted through a combination of molded and separate parts, realizing the perfect marriage of convenience and realism!
Commanders cupola hatch made from separate parts. Use with separately available figure for increase display options
Exquisitely molded model masterfully depicts Panzer IIIs distinctive front end and gun mantlet equipped with auxiliary armor plating
Die-cast lower hull for extra weight and enhanced realism
Tank treads are assembly type, with straight upper and lower treads made of single piece for easy assembly
Choice of 3 sets of markings