Monday, February 14, 2011

Panzer IIIN with Winterketten

Here is my latest project that I recently completed. it is the Dragon Panzer IIIN with winterketten. the tank represents a Panzer IIIN of s.Pz. Abt. 503 during the winter of 1942-43 serving with Army Group South.  Initially, the battalion was a mixed composition of  Panzer III's and Tiger tanks as there was a shortage at the time of the latter due to it being newly introduced into service. However, prior to the battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943 the battalion would receive its full complement of Tigers. Eventually the 503rd heavy tank battalion would go on to become the highest scoring heavy tank battalion of the Geman armed forces during the second world war. Among it cadre of tankers was the highest scoring ace of them all Kurt Knispel with 168 tanks destroyed.

If you wish to check out the build log I did on Track-Link please follow the below link.

For additional photos please click on the picture of the Tiger tank under my gallery to the right of this page.