COBI Panzer III Ausf J (2289)
New for Winter 2023, the COBI Panzer III Ausf J (2289) is a brand new 1/35th scale, Lego compatible tank set. The COBI Panzer III (2289) includes one mini figure and all the necessary parts to build two versions of the COBI Panzer 3. the COBI Panzer III Ausf J includes 590 pieces and an easy to follow detailed instruction booklet.
Panzer III History:
The Panzer III was intended to be Germany’s first line battle tank. It was designed as a medium tank and some consider it the best tank of the early war period. Designed in the early 1930’s, it entered production in 1937 and was first deployed in action when the German Army entered Poland followed by action in France. It was initially designed to weigh 24 metric tons with a top speed of 35 kmh. Compared with other vehicles of the era, it was remarkably well designed for crew comfort and ergonomics. Tactically, it teamed up with Panzer IVs. The Panzer IIIs would act in the anti-armour mode and the Panzer IVs would support the infantry. Interestingly, theses roles reversed later in the war as technology advanced. Although outclassed by many medium tanks at the time, German logistics, tactics and the fact that the Panzer III mounted a three-man turret rather than a single man turret (requiring the commander to command, load, and fire the main armament) meant that it tended to be successful even when technically inferior. The first mass produced Panzer III was the Ausf E (Model E).
For more information on the history of the real tank that inspired the COBI Panzer II visit the Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum website here.
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