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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

PzKpfw III Ausf K
(also known as Panzer III)

Germany

PzKpfw III Ausf K

Armour Details

Turret

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

Superstructure

 Front 50mm@9(51.0mm)
 Side  30mm@0(30.0mm)
 Rear  50mm@15(52.0mm)
 Top  17mm@83(17.0mm)

Hull

 Front 50mm@21(54.0mm)
 Side  30mm@0(30.0mm)
 Rear  50mm@10(51.0mm)
 Top  16mm@90(16.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 71 mm

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 54 (mm) - Minimum 10 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1941 - 1945
Quantity Produced 1067
Weight  21.5 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 2
M.G's Large -
Length 5.52 (mtr)
Width 2.95 (mtr)
Height 2.5 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 25 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 11 (mph)
Range Road 97 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 300
Power/Weight 13.95 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The PzKpfw III Ausf Kalso known as Panzer III was a medium tank , 1067 of which were used by the germans between 1941 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.95 metres wide, 5.52 metres long, 2.5 metres high and weighed 21.5 tonnes.

Powered by a 300hp petrol engine the PzKpfw III Ausf K was capable of a road speed of 25mph and a cross country speed of 11mph. The PzKpfw III Ausf K had a road range of 97 miles

Based on the pzkpfw iii chassis, the vehicle was armed with 2 light machine guns, a 5.0cm KwK 39 L/60 AP with a muzzle velocity of 835m/sec which was capable of penetrating 64mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
5.0cm KwK 39 L/60 AP
 Calibre 50 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 835 m/sec
 Shell Weight 2.06 Kg
 Ammunition84 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 75 73 70 64 58 52 45 39
Flight Time(secs) 0.12 0.24 0.5 1.07 1.7 2.41 3.21 4.13
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 77 48 25 20
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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