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Panzerbeobachtungswagen III


Panzerbeobachtungswagen III

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Armour Details


 Front 30mm@15(31.0mm)
 Side  30mm@25(33.0mm)
 Rear  30mm@12(31.0mm)
 Top  10mm@87(10.0mm)


 Front 60mm@9(61.0mm)
 Side  30mm@0(30.0mm)
 Rear  30mm@30(35.0mm)
 Top  17mm@83(17.0mm)


 Front 60mm@21(64.0mm)
 Side  30mm@0(30.0mm)
 Rear  60mm@10(61.0mm)
 Top  16mm@90(16.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 50 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 64 (mm) - Minimum 10 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1943 - 1945
Quantity Produced 262
Weight  23 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 5.52 (mtr)
Width 2.92 (mtr)
Height 2.5 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 25 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 11 (mph)
Range Road 103 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 300
Power/Weight 13.04 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Panzerbeobachtungswagen III was an artillery observation post vehicle , 262 of which were used by the germans between 1943 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.92 metres wide, 5.52 metres long, 2.5 metres high and weighed 23 tonnes.

Powered by a 300hp petrol engine the Panzerbeobachtungswagen III was capable of a road speed of 25mph and a cross country speed of 11mph. The Panzerbeobachtungswagen III had a road range of 103 miles

Based on the pzkpfw iii chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun.

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