One of the two remaining Panzer Tracts books on the PzKfw III arrived on Friday. This is 3-4 and features the Panzerbefehlswagen or command tank. I have always been intrigued by this particular vehicle and this is an amazing reference book dedicated to it. I think I can make a more credible version of one of these now. The hardest part is really trying to construct the frame antenna on the back deck. I think I have some ideas now after seeing the detailed drawings. A couple of things that I didn't know; these have their own SdKfz numbers; 266, 267 or 268 depending on the radio sets installed. The chassis used are the D, E & H and the turrets on these were non-operating. The J hull version was equipped with the 50/L42 based on the experiences and requests from troops at the front. And here is were the rumored (at least for me) K version belongs in the sequence. Equipped with a 50/L60 gun, a redesigned turret and a number of features from the M chassis. A very interesting book and an excellent addition to the PzKfw III reference library.
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