Miniart’s Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. B

on fev24 2014

A Miniart publicou as fotos do primeiro – de uma série – de Panzers III que será lançada esse ano. O kit terá interior da torre, photoetched, esteira link-by-link e marcações do início da WWII . Confira as fotos do boxart e os destaques desse novo kit!

Miniart published the first pics from the Panzer III series set to be release on 2014. Including turret interior, photoetched, link-by-link tracks, early ww2 markings. Check out the boxart and kit features!

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This kit contains 1127 parts. Box contains models of tank.

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EVERYTHING you need for an ACCURATE MODEL in ONE BOX.a

    • ·    FIRST model of Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf. B reproduced in PLASTIC
    • ·    Highly detailed model
    • ·    All New Tooling. State of the art engineering utilising slide mould technology
    • ·    Total details 1127
    • ·    1057 plastic parts
    • ·    57 PE parts
    • ·    13 clear plastic parts
    • ·    Decals sheet for 5 options are included
    • ·    Full-colour instruction
    • ·    Fully detailed interior of turret
    • ·    Crews vision periscopes with clear plastic parts
    • ·    All hatches can be assembled opened or closed
    • ·    Workable chassis
    • ·    Workable track link

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HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf В (Sd Kfz 141) – Other designation: 2 Serie ZWType Medium tank

Manufaclurer: Daimler-Benz Chassis Nos.: 60201-6021515 produced in 1937

Crew: 5

Engine: Maybach HL108TR

Weight (tons): 159         Gearbox: 5 forward. 1 reverse

Length (metres): 567     Speed (km/hr): 40

Width (metres): 2.81      Range (km): 165

Height (metres): 2.39     Radio: FuG5

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Armament:      One 3.7 cm             Two 7.92 mm MG34       One 7.92 mm MG34

KwK L/46.5

Traverse:         360° (hand)                            =

Elevation:        -10° +20°                                =

Sight:              TZF5a                                     =                     KgZF2

Ammunition:  121 Pzgr                  4.500 Patr SmK

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Armour (mm/angle):   Front           Side                            Top/Bottom

Turret:                           15/15°       15/25°    Rear               10/83°-90°

Superstructure:             15/10°       15/0°      15/0°-21°         10/90°

Hull:                              15/25°       15/0        15/0°              5/90°

Gun mantlet:                 15/round

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History: The Ausf В was the second attempt at a design solution for a tank in the 15-ton class. Only a small number of these design series vehicles were produced to provide a gun-armed Pz Kpfw for training.

Specific features: The design of the suspension of the Ausf В was completely different from that of the Ausf A. In place of the five road wheels with coil springs, the Ausf В had eight road wheels per side, divided into pairs, with long leaf springs supporting a pair of road wheels at each end. Further improvements were made by increasing the number of return rollers to three, redesigning the cupola, and altering the rear deck and engine air louvres.

Combat service: The Ausf В were issued to Panzer units in 1937. After action in Poland, they were all removed from combatant units in February 1940 because of their unsatisfactory suspension and 15mm armour. In October 1940, the five Ausf В Fgst, which had been used for the experimental (0-Serie) series of the Sturmgeschutz, were returned to the Armoured troops and used as training vehicles.




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