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Spielberger 16 , George Fancsovits 1 , Karlheinz Muench 3 , Marcus Jaugitz 2 for providing copies of rare and unique photos. This has been made possible by over 40 years of research in private and public archives and chassis number analysis. No portion of this publication may be reprinted or reproduced in any fashion or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. In part this design has been szirpassed by the VK Panzers from Porsche and Henschel for which we are designing the turret as well as the future 80 to 90 ton schweren Kamp wagen with a 8. The time is long overdue for those re- al experts who designed, produced, and used the Panzer- kampfwagen III Umbau to have their say. Two examples of this approach were the le. IVd, on 17 June , Fried.
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Panzerbeobachtungswagen Armored Observation Vehicles: Panther Panzer Tracts, Vol. Panzerspahwagen Armored Cars Sd. Kfz 3 to Sd. Kfz Panzer Tracts, Vol. Leichter Panzerspaehwagen Sd. Panzer Tracts Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen Sd. Leichter Schuetzenpanzer SdKfz Ausf. Mittlere Schuetzenpanzerwagen Sd. Bergepanther Ausf, D, A, G. Panzerkampfwagen 38 t Ausf.
Panzer Tracts leichter Zugkraftwagen 1 t Sd. The turret and armament were based on the only known type available at the time.
A Raederketten Wagen RK 9 On 21 May , In 6 requested that Wa Pruef 6 proceed with the development of an armored Auf- klaerungs-Fahrzeug reconnaisance vehicle capable of traveling on both wheels and tracks. Wa Pruef 6 awarded a contract to Saurer-Werke, Wien to design the chassis and a second contract to Daimler-Benz, Berlin to design the turret. The RK 9 had a wheelbase of 2. Armor plates ranging from 5. Armament in the turret consisted of a model EW 7. Communication equipment consisted of medium range sending and receiving radio sets as well as intercom between the crew members.
As reported in July , two development pieces Entwicklungsstueck had been ordered, with the first one delivered in June and a second one due in August A Versuchsserie trial series of 15 had been ordered, with production scheduled to start in the Fall of In addition to being tested in the snow in Austria, an RK 9 Fgst.
The tests were conducted in August and September with kilometers driven on roads on the wheels and 47 kilometers driven off-road on the tracks. At outside tempera- tures in the shade of 28 to 38 degrees Celsius 82 to degrees Fahrenheit driving was impossible after a short trip due to heat from the steering brakes, heat from the water-cooled diesel engine located next to the driver, and poor ventilation of the driving compart- ment. The Cletrac steering unit quickly overheated and the driver didn't have the strength to steer it on tracks.
Even steering on wheels was rela- tively difficult. Therefore, the test report concluded that this vehicle was not suitable for employment in hot climates such as those that would be encountered in Libya. The project status reported on 1 July was that there was one chassis with a turret and one chas- sis without a turret available, both bodies made out of carbon steel - not armor plates.
The 0-Serie of 15 Pz. RK Ausf. A were being produced with plans to complete the first vehicle on 31 May Because this was a Wa Pruef 6 contract, Wa J Rue 6 did not report the status of this project in their monthly pro- duction reports. A were completed. Right Above and Below: The Panzerspaehwagen RK Ausf. An RK 9 Versuchs- Fahrgestell trial chassis being driven on both wheels and tracks. It was never intended that a turret be produced and mounted on this test vehicle. Serie , , Due to higher priority demands for armor piercing bullet-proof Initially, five different variants of the Sd.
Wa Pruef 6 awarded a contract to the firm of Gustav Appel in Berlin-Spandau to adopt the pedestal mount with shield designed for the le.
The armament consisted of a 2 em Kw. Hand- grenades and two M. Starting in , the armor body design was simplified with the introduction of the Ausf. A 2 em Haengelafette suspended carriage with a six-sided shield replaced the Sd. The crew of three manning the vehicle consisted of a commander, gunner, and driver.
Communication equipment included a short range Fu. Three Versuchsstueck trial vehicles , planned to be available on 13 May , were sent to the East- ern Front for troop trials by 1 July Mass production was planned to commence in mid-July at the rate of 30 per month.
The contract was expanded to Sd. At least Sd. At this point the Sd. III Fl , and Pz. III 3. G Fgst. D -later renamed ll. HB The scale prints of the converted Pz. Published by Panzer Tracts P. Jentz www. No portion of this publication may be reprinted or reproduced in any fashion or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Information presented in this Panzer Tracts allows the reader to correctly interpret photographic content from any and all other sources.
You can successfully identify the type of conversion in a pho- tograph by using the key characteristics correctly identified in this Panzer Tracts. In addition, details of what the far side, top, and rear looked like on any given Panzer can be determined when you only have a single photograph of the Panzer that you are interested in.
Separate contracts were awarded to the as- sembly firms for producing Versuchs-Fahrzeuge trial vehicles , Serie-Fertigung mass production , grosse Instandsetzung major overhaul - rebuild , and Umbau conversion. The Fgst. Each assembly firm had its own system for iden- tifying their Versuchs-Fahrgestell.
Daimler-Benz which was responsible for completing the Versuchs-Fahrgestell for the Pz.
III, code named Zugfuehrerwagen ab- breviated Z. Daimler-Benz kept this number sequence for their VK D with their diesel engine installed in Fgst.
When a trial vehicle was confiscated from a mass production series, it kept the series Fgst. Such is the case with the Z. Serie completed by Alkett, and the small produc- tion series of20 Z. Serie completed by Alkett. Unfortunately origi- nal documents have not survived to explain why these 20 Z. III Ausf.
Since most of the original documents and draw- ings created by the design firms Daimler-Benz and Krupp did not survive and only a few production series modifications were announced in the A. By themselves Fgst. Relatively few pre-war records on the develop- ment of the German Panzers have survived.
It was a for- tunate stroke of luck when we discovered that the details of Krupp's pre-war activities survived because they were gathered as evidence of war crimes for the Nuernberg tri- als.
This action preserved Krupp's annual reports with details on their achievements in weapons design and pro- duction each year. In addition, production reports from Daimler-Benz survived in their archives. Waffenamt reports on production and operational records on unit strengths were also obtained from the U. National Archives and Bundesarchiv Militaerarchiv. The accurate as-built scale drawings in this Panzer Tracts were created by taking hundreds of hours to pre- cisely measure every external part and then spending over two thousand hours to meticulously draw the external fea- tures at full scale of the basic Pz.
III upon which the conversions were based. There is no loss in detail with the reduction in scale from being drawn at I: I to being printed at I: As is our high standard, Panzer Tracts are based solely on surviving specimens, wartime photographs, and the content of primary source documents written by those who participated in the design, production, and employ- ment of the Panzers.
The time is long overdue for those re- al experts who designed, produced, and used the Panzer- kampfwagen III Umbau to have their say. Examining photographs in detail, we found: III T turret; one with straps and an adjustable tri- angular support on both turret sides, and the other being a tube located on the right turret rear apparently associated with inflating the rubber innertube seal.
Both means were still in use on Pz. G and H modified for Tauch in the Spring of , but apparently not on the same Panzer. F and G with both 3. In addi- tion, the water-proof headlight, commonly known as the Bosch headlight, was already mounted on the track guards ofPz. G and H in the Spring of , but on a different base than was commonly used for this water-proof Bosch headlight starting in the Fall of III Funk Ausf.
III FI. Originally, the armor sleeve for the 5 em Kw. During the production run, this was changed to a larger diameter armor cylinder welded to the gun mantle with a cap bolted to the front of the armor cylinder. In order to complete the preliminary design work on a Z. It was common practice at this time for Wa Pruef 6 to select a different de- sign firm for the turret than the design firm selected for the hull.
In a list of their design projects Daimler-Benz in- cluded a Z. The Z. E, F, and G. Utilizing the same basic hull shape, modifications were made to the sus- pension and internal changes to the drive train. Three Ver- suchs-Panzer Z. The VK