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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 10:33 p.m. PST

"The Panzer III was developed due to a lack of medium armour by the Third Reich in the mid 30s and as an adjunct to their lighter Panzer I and IIs that were still deemed suitable for the task early on, and they began WWII with predominantly light tanks that were often outgunned and relatively lightly armoured compared to their opponents, with only the III capable of meaningful armour-on-armour combat. Only the Blitzkreig tactics gave them the advantage, and following on from this Hitler became obsessed with the mantra "bigger is better". The Pz.IV was a pre-war development that supplanted the Panzer III, although they were originally supposed to support each other, the Allies advances in armour began to make the Panzer III look increasingly dated, although the chassis soldiered on to the end of the war in the shape of the StuG.III, which is another book entirely!…"
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Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2019 12:58 a.m. PST

I really don't like that opening sentence. Not keen on the second one either.

Green Tiger16 Mar 2019 1:08 a.m. PST

You are right – that is terrible!!

UshCha16 Mar 2019 2:07 a.m. PST

Nah they are undertandable so you are being "languagest". Unfarily predudiced against folk who are perfectly understandable. ;-).

donlowry16 Mar 2019 9:25 a.m. PST

I'm prejudiced against stories that are inaccurate (wouldn't dare say "wrong").

The Panzer III was not a medium tank, it was a light tank. It was designed before the Panzer II (the numbers came later) -- the Pz II was only produced as an interim solution to substitute for the III because the latter was taking so long to get into full production.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2019 10:52 a.m. PST



Lee49416 Mar 2019 2:15 p.m. PST

I don't think there is much that is accurate in that whole essay. What was the point of posting it? Smile :-)

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2019 5:14 a.m. PST

I wouldnt worry too much about that paragraph, it is part of the review. This is a photo book intended to provide details for both modelers and wargamers on the Pz III. Looks to me like some very clear and sharp pictures of the III and very useful for both modeler and wargamer. I would be much more interested in seeing one or more of the captions and how they marry up with the picture.

deephorse17 Mar 2019 2:29 p.m. PST

You can see the captions, at least you can see four of them along with the associated photos in the original link. I can expand the photos on my iPad and read the captions. Anyway, the book is by Tom Cockle so I'm sure that the captions will be absolutely accurate. This looks like one to buy.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2019 11:39 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


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