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Germany's Panzerkampfwagen III production

  Manufacturer Date Quantity
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf A Daimler-Benz2,3 19362, 19373,4,6 101,2,3,4,6
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf B Daimler-Benz2,3 19373,4,7 152,3,10
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf C Daimler-Benz2,3 1937 - January 19382,3, 19386 152,3,10
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf D Daimler-Benz3 January 1938 - June 19382,3 303,8, 402
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf E Daimler-Benz2, Henschel, MAN.3 December 1938 - October 19392,3, 1939 - 19401,10 411, 962,3
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf F Daimler-Benz, Henschel, MAN, Alkett, FAMO.3 1939 - 19407, September 1939 - July 19402,3 4352,3,7
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf G Daimler-Benz, MAN, Alkett, Henschel, Wegmann, FAMO, MINH.3 1940 - 19414, April 1940 - ?11, April 1940 - February 19412,3 4502,4,10, 6003,7,11
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf H MAN, Alkett, Henschel, Wegmann, MNH, MIAG.3 October 1940 - April 19412,3 3083, 3102
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf J Daimler-Benz, MAN, Alkett, Henschel, Wegmann, MIAG.3 March 1941 - July 19423 1,5493
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf J/1 Daimler-Benz, Alkett, Henschel, Wegmann, MNH, MIAG, MAN.3 December 1941 - July 19423 1,0673
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf J and J/1   March 1941 - July 19422 2,5162
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf L Henschel, Wegmann, Alkett, MNH, MIAG, MAN, Daimler-Benz.3
Turret: Krupp5
Chassis: Daimler-Benz5
1942 - 5, June 1942 - December 19423,7,12 6533,6, 7032
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf M Wegmann, MAN, MIAG, MNH.3 October 1942 - February 19432,3 2503, 2922, 66610
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf N Henschel, Wegmann, MNH, MIAG, MAN.3 June 1942 - August 19433,7 6633, 6662, 37 converted from rebuilt PzKpfw IIIs3
Flammpanzer Wegmann3 19429, February 1943 - April 19433 1003,4,8
PzBefWg Ausf D Daimler-Benz.3 1938 - 19392
June 1938 - March 19393
302,3
PzBefWg Ausf E Daimler-Benz.3 1939 - 19402
June 1939 - February 19403
452,3
PzBefWg Ausf H Daimler-Benz.3 November 1940 - September 19413 1453
December 1941 - January 19423 303
November 1940 - January 19422 1752
PzBefWg mit 50 mm L/42 Daimler-Benz.3 August 1942 - November 19423 813
March 1943 - November 19433 104 converted3
PzBefWg mit 60 mm L/60 Daimler-Benz.3 December 1942 - February 19433 503
PzBefWg Ausf J and Ausf M   August 1942 - February 19432 1312
Artillerie-Panzer (SdKfz 143)   February 1943 - April 19443 262 converted from PzKpfw IIIs3
Bergepanzer   March 1944 - December 19443 150 converted3

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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