Author: Thomas L. Jentz / Hilary L. Doyle
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf.J, L, M, und N, development and production from 1941 to 1943
Panzer Tracts No.3-3
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Now for the first time the defining features of each Ausfuehrung of the Pz.Kpfw.III have been correctly identified and when significant modifications were introduced correctly sorted out. This has been made possible by over 39 years of research in private and public archives, chassis number analysis, and the assistance of friends sharing rare photos of Pz.Kpfw.III with legible chassis numbers. Hundreds of hours were spent precisely measuring surviving Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf. J, L, M, and N components and over two thousand hours were spent in creating detailed as-built drawings. We have selected the unique approach of using 1/10th scale drawings to illustrate the smallest details, while six view (including right side and belly) 1/35th scale drawings are still used for the complete Pz.Kpfw.III. In accordance with our high standards, the text and data are based solely on primary sources.