General info for Pz.III L

  • Country Germany
  • Vehicle role Medium Tank
  • Rank 2
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 3
    • realistic battles 3.3
    • simulator battles 3.3

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Mass 22.5 ton
  • Price 55,000€
  • Wp bonus 100%
  • Exp bonus 130%
  • Training cost 16,000€
  • Visibility 88 %
  • Reload time 4.8 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 465 hp at 3000 rpm
  • Max speed 59 km/h
  • Max inclination 28°
  • Full repair cost 1,060€
  • Weapon
    50 mm KwK39 cannon (Ammo: 84)
    7.92 mm MG34 machine gun (Ammo: 3750)
  • Turn turret speed 13.3°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 97 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 96 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 79 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 3h 52m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 50 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 50 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) 57 mm
Realistic Battles
  • Mass 22.5 ton
  • Price 55,000€
  • Wp bonus 120%
  • Exp bonus 130%
  • Training cost 16,000€
  • Visibility 88 %
  • Reload time 4.8 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 265 hp at 3000 rpm
  • Max speed 53 km/h
  • Max inclination 30°
  • Full repair cost 980€
  • Weapon
    50 mm KwK39 cannon (Ammo: 84)
    7.92 mm MG34 machine gun (Ammo: 3750)
  • Turn turret speed 8.3°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 97 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 96 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 79 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 6h 24m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 50 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 50 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) 57 mm
Simulator Battles
  • Mass 22.5 ton
  • Price 55,000€
  • Wp bonus 140%
  • Exp bonus 130%
  • Training cost 16,000€
  • Visibility 88 %
  • Reload time 4.8 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 265 hp at 3000 rpm
  • Max speed 53 km/h
  • Max inclination 30°
  • Full repair cost 1,160€
  • Weapon
    50 mm KwK39 cannon (Ammo: 84)
    7.92 mm MG34 machine gun (Ammo: 3750)
  • Turn turret speed 8.3°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 97 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 96 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 79 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 6h 24m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 50 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 30 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 50 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) 57 mm

Pz.III L / 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 49
  • Win rate 34.26%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 1.32
  • Ground frags per death 1.1
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 72
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 2.57
  • Ground frags per death 1.61
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 L

Official War Thunder wiki

Production of the Pz.Kpfw. III light tank, Ausf. L variant began in June 1942. For a few months prior to this date, the military had experimented with installing the turret from the Pz.Kpfw. IV on this tank. This allowed the use of the long-barreled 75 mm KwK43 tank gun. However, this test proved unsuccessful, and in the spring of 1942, the armament department ordered the production of a variant equipped with the 5 cm KwK39 L/60, but including all of the changes that had been made during the attempts to install the turret from the Pz.Kpfw. IV. Because of this, the weapon mantlet, which also served as the weapon's counterweight, had to be reinforced. An additional 20 mm front armor plate became standard design. Pz. III Ausf. L tanks received 57 mm of frontal turret armor, along with the installation of a torsion counterbalance for the gun instead of a coil spring. This resulted in a decrease of the ammunition carried for the gun. This variant received a 20 mm spaced armor plate in the forward part of the hull's superstructure. A coolant transfer system was installed which could move warm coolant fluid from one tank to another, making the cold tank easier to start in winter conditions. Later, the track adjusters were upgraded, and the smoke bombs were relocated to a position under the rear of the tank. Additional protection was achieved by removing the observation slits from the sides of the turret. The tank's operational weight was 22,700 kilograms. During the second half of 1942, the companies Alkett, Henschel, MAN, MNH, MIAG and Wengmann built 653 Ausf. L tanks. These tanks were used to replace the losses which had been incurred by the army. They were widely used in Africa and on the Eastern Front from 1942 to 1943. In the summer of 1943, before the Battle of Kursk, the tank was equipped with 5 mm Schutzen side skirts around the hull and turret to protect it from anti-tank and hollow-charge projectiles.