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Published: 09/08/2023 | Last Updated on 24/10/2023
Panzer III / Sd.Kfz. 141; Panzer Command Vehicle, in march, Yugoslavia, 1941. The commander feels safe since stands in the turret.
Did you know? The Panzer III Ausf.D found its purpose in the Panzerbefehlswagen, or tank command vehicle, setup. This adaptation brought about several alterations, notably paring down the armament to a solitary machine gun situated within the turret. A faux primary cannon was employed to obscure its true function as a command vehicle, while the turret was immobilized. The crew configuration saw the gunner and loader positions replaced by a single radio operator and a commander’s adjutant. Supplementary radio apparatus was incorporated, with a conspicuous addition being the substantial antenna affixed to the turret’s rear.