1/700 Scale WW2 German Army Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J Medium Tank.
Contains 10 highly detailed tanks.
Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J Medium Tank
- 10x Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J Medium Tanks
The Panzerkampfwagen III
, commonly known as the Panzer III
, was a medium tank
developed in the 1930s by Germany
, and was used extensively in World War II
. The official German ordnance designation was Sd.Kfz. 141
. It was intended to fight other armoured fighting vehicles
] and serve alongside and support the Panzer IV
; however, as the Germans faced the formidable T-34
, more powerful anti-tank guns were needed, and since the Panzer IV had more development potential, it was redesigned to mount the long-barrelled 7.5 cm KwK 40
gun. The Panzer III effectively became obsolete in the anti-tank role and was supplanted by the Panzer IV. From 1942, the last version of Panzer III mounted the 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24
, better suited for infantry support. Production of the Panzer III ended in 1943. However, the Panzer III's capable chassis provided hulls for the Sturmgeschütz III assault gun
until the end of the war.
Panzer III Ausf. J - Hull and turret front armour increased to solid 50 mm plate.
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
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