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PiersBrand20 Jun 2018 5:17 p.m. PST

Finished the last Panzer III tonight to finish off the zug of Panzer IIIs for Panzer-Kompanie Mielke.

The unit had 8 Panzer III tanks, but for gaming I have only recreated three of them. The tanks were attached to Kampfgruppe Knaust during the fighting and represent an Ausf G and an Ausf M as seen on 20th September 1944 on the Nieuwe Kade near Veilingstraat. Both were later knocked out near Elst.

The last tank finished today represents another of the units Panzer IIIs as seen arriving in Zevenaar, a town east of Arnhem.

Lucius20 Jun 2018 6:34 p.m. PST

Nice weathering.

Night Owl III20 Jun 2018 7:07 p.m. PST

Fantastic!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 11:18 p.m. PST

Very nice. Not often one gets an opportunity to use Panzer 3s post 1943.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 3:55 a.m. PST

Great Work!

Legion 421 Jun 2018 6:30 a.m. PST

Great modeling ! Still amazes me there were still some with the short barreled 50mm around.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

You put us "spray paint, dry brush and Dip" guys to shame.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 9:32 a.m. PST

Those look great!

At some point I'll probably make one to use in May '45. Battle report from the Kusten Canal fighting includes "a Tiger II and a small tank." I presume a III which just wasn't in their tank ID skill set.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

Wow, those are terrific. thumbs up

Fred Cartwright21 Jun 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

Battle report from the Kusten Canal fighting includes "a Tiger II and a small tank." I presume a III which just wasn't in their tank ID skill set.

Well that could be anything, from Panzer I upto a Panzer III. It could even include Lieutenant Gruber's "Little Tank" which was actually a SdKfz 222.
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Quite a good vismod for what was a comedy show.
I would have thought Panzer III less likely. US Army faced Panzer III's in N Africa and Italy so would have had them on their tank recognition training I would think. A Pz 38t or Aufklärungs 38t perhaps?

Lion in the Stars21 Jun 2018 3:29 p.m. PST

Very nice, Piers!

Battle report from the Kusten Canal fighting includes "a Tiger II and a small tank." I presume a III which just wasn't in their tank ID skill set.

Well that could be anything, from Panzer I upto a Panzer III. It could even include Lieutenant Gruber's "Little Tank" which was actually a SdKfz 222.
link
Quite a good vismod for what was a comedy show.
I would have thought Panzer III less likely. US Army faced Panzer III's in N Africa and Italy so would have had them on their tank recognition training I would think. A Pz 38t or Aufklärungs 38t perhaps?

My money is on a Borgward B IV demolition vehicle. Several Tiger IIs were used as command vehicles for them.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

@Lion it could well be any sort of small tank, this is last ditch defence in Lower Saxony, May 1945. The Canadians kept running into singletons of all sorts, there was no concentrated armour formation engaged.

An Aufklärungs 38t is the cutest small tank on the menu! Not a lot of records on them survive, but all the known ones went to PzGr-Div. Grossdeutschland and 3rd Panzer Division on the Eastern Front. I have long lamented this deployment since I game Western Front.

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