Panzer III Ausf. L

Kit: Panzer III Ausf.L  /  Manufacturer: Tamiya 1/35

Model by Paul Lee

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A brief history

panzer-iiiThe PzKpfw MkIII ausf L was also known as the Panzer III Special to British forces in North Africa because of its lengthened gun barrel and spaced armour. . Experiences in Russia had shown the short barrelled 50mm gun to be insufficient so the barrel was lengthened to give it a bit more punch. The spaced armour was introduced to provide a bit of extra protection, and was fairly effective against normal AP rounds.

I built this kit as half of a Traditional Rivals theme for our IPMS club meetings.Representing a vehicle of the 10th Panzer Division in Tunisia, I would put it up against a British tank from the famous Desert Rats. The Tamiya representation of this vehicle is absolutely beautiful and offers no problems at all. I was initially very happy with the chipping, but find now that the more I look at it, the more I think it is overdone. What do you think?

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