General info for Pz.III E

  • Country Germany
  • Vehicle role Medium Tank
  • Rank 1
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 1.7
    • realistic battles 1.7
    • simulator battles 1.7

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Mass 19.5 ton
  • Price 2,100€
  • Wp bonus 20%
  • Training cost 600€
  • Visibility 88 %
  • Reload time 3.7 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 465 hp at 3000 rpm
  • Max speed 79 km/h
  • Max inclination 40°
  • Full repair cost 230€
  • Weapon
    37 mm KwK36 cannon (Ammo: 131)
    7.92 mm MG34 machine gun x2 (Ammo: 3600)
  • Turn turret speed 5.2°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 65 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 64 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 52 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 12m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 20 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 30 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 20°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -10°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 35 mm
Realistic Battles
  • Mass 19.5 ton
  • Price 2,100€
  • Wp bonus 40%
  • Training cost 600€
  • Visibility 88 %
  • Reload time 3.7 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 265 hp at 3000 rpm
  • Max speed 71 km/h
  • Max inclination 40°
  • Full repair cost 310€
  • Weapon
    37 mm KwK36 cannon (Ammo: 131)
    7.92 mm MG34 machine gun x2 (Ammo: 3600)
  • Turn turret speed 3.3°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 65 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 64 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 52 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 25m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 20 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 30 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 20°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -10°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 35 mm
Simulator Battles
  • Mass 19.5 ton
  • Price 2,100€
  • Wp bonus 40%
  • Training cost 600€
  • Visibility 88 %
  • Reload time 3.7 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 265 hp at 3000 rpm
  • Max speed 71 km/h
  • Max inclination 40°
  • Full repair cost 340€
  • Weapon
    37 mm KwK36 cannon (Ammo: 131)
    7.92 mm MG34 machine gun x2 (Ammo: 3600)
  • Turn turret speed 3.3°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 65 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 64 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 52 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 25m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 20 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 30 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 20°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -10°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 35 mm

Pz.III E / statistics for the last 1 month

These may be very different from the real, because we are monitoring only those players who use our site.

Arcade Battles
  • Battles 52
  • Win rate 56.25%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 5.33
  • Ground frags per death 4.38
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 79
  • Win rate 50%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 3.9
  • Ground frags per death 3.43
Simulator Battles
  • Battles N/A
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A

Wiki info about Pz.III E

Official War Thunder wiki

The Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. E was the first large-scale variant of this tank. The machine had a new torsion suspension design, and its wheels had a much larger diameter. This greatly simplified its manufacture and servicing. The construction of the hull was modified, slightly shortening the front and rear sections. Some design improvements were made to facilitate the crew's ability to evacuate when needed and to improve their field of view. The construction of the Kugelblende 30 machine gun's mantlet saw improvements, as well, and a small container of smoke bombs was affixed to the aft of the tank's hull. The more powerful Maibach HL120TR engine, with 300 horsepower, was installed, along with a mechanical Variorex SRG 328-145 transmission with ten forward gears and four reverse gears. These changes increased the tank's maximum speed and cross-country ability. During the tank's single year of production, beginning in October 1938, the companies MAN, Deimler-Benz, Henschel, MIAG, Alket, Krupp, FAMO, Wegmann, and MNH produced about 100 specimens. The Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. E tank variant participated in every military operation which took place during the first stage of World War II. This variant became the basis for all subsequent ones. The tank's first combat experience was successful, and from 1940 to 1941 some of the tanks were outfitted with a 5cm KwK L/42 gun in a new cannon mantlet. Afterwards, the remaining Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. E tanks were withdrawn from the front lines and converted into Pz.Beo.Wg. artillery spotters or repair and rescue vehicles. On the whole, the Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. E tank was reliable and easy to operate and provided a high level of crew comfort. This tank's main disadvantage was that its armament was relatively weak for a medium tank.