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Germany's Panzerkampfwagen III production

  Manufacturer Date Quantity
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf A Daimler-Benz 1936, 1937 10
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf B Daimler-Benz 1937 15
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf C Daimler-Benz 1937 - January 1938, 1938 15
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf D Daimler-Benz January 1938 - June 1938 30, 40
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf E Daimler-Benz, Henschel, MAN. December 1938 - October 1939, 1939 - 1940 41, 96
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf F Daimler-Benz, Henschel, MAN, Alkett, FAMO. 1939 - 1940, September 1939 - July 1940 435
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf G Daimler-Benz, MAN, Alkett, Henschel, Wegmann, FAMO, MINH. 1940 - 1941, April 1940 - ?, April 1940 - February 1941 450, 600
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf H MAN, Alkett, Henschel, Wegmann, MNH, MIAG. October 1940 - April 1941 308, 310
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf J Daimler-Benz, MAN, Alkett, Henschel, Wegmann, MIAG. March 1941 - July 1942 1,549
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf J/1 Daimler-Benz, Alkett, Henschel, Wegmann, MNH, MIAG, MAN. December 1941 - July 1942 1,067
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf J and J/1   March 1941 - July 1942 2,516
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf L Henschel, Wegmann, Alkett, MNH, MIAG, MAN, Daimler-Benz.
Turret: Krupp
Chassis: Daimler-Benz
1942 - , June 1942 - December 1942 653, 703
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf M Wegmann, MAN, MIAG, MNH. October 1942 - February 1943 250, 292, 666
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf N Henschel, Wegmann, MNH, MIAG, MAN. June 1942 - August 1943 663, 666, 37 converted from rebuilt PzKpfw IIIs
Flammpanzer Wegmann 1942, February 1943 - April 1943 100
PzBefWg Ausf D Daimler-Benz. 1938 - 1939
June 1938 - March 1939
30
PzBefWg Ausf E Daimler-Benz. 1939 - 1940
June 1939 - February 1940
45
PzBefWg Ausf H Daimler-Benz. November 1940 - September 1941 145
December 1941 - January 1942 30
November 1940 - January 1942 175
PzBefWg mit 50 mm L/42 Daimler-Benz. August 1942 - November 1942 81
March 1943 - November 1943 104 converted
PzBefWg mit 60 mm L/60 Daimler-Benz. December 1942 - February 1943 50
PzBefWg Ausf J and Ausf M   August 1942 - February 1943 131
Artillerie-Panzer (SdKfz 143)   February 1943 - April 1944 262 converted from PzKpfw IIIs
Bergepanzer   March 1944 - December 1944 150 converted

Sources:

  1. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  2. German Tanks of World War II, Dr. S. Hart & Dr. R. Hart, 1998
  3. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
  4. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
  5. Tank Data, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Series, 1968?
  6. Airfix Magazine Guide #8 German Tanks of World War 2, Terry Gande and Peter Chamberlain, 1975
  7. Panzers At War, Michael and Gladys Green, 2005
  8. German Tanks and Armoured Vehicles 1914 - 1945, B. T. White, 1966
  9. Profile, AFV Weapons #55, German Self-Propelled Weapons, Peter Chamberlain, H.L. Doyle, 1973
  10. AFV #2: Panzerkampfwagen III, Walter Spielberger
  11. World War I and II Tanks, George Forty, 2012
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