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Artillerie Panzerbeobachtungswagen Panzer III Sd.Kfz. 143

Observation Vehicle




Artillerie Panzerbeobachtungswagen Panzer III Sd.Kfz. 143

Service Data:

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz
Chassis No: 60401-78000
Number built: 262 converted

Technical Data:

Type: Observation Vehicle

Crew: 5 men
Length: 5.52 m
Width: 2.92 m
Height: 2.50 m
Weight: 19.500 kg to 23,000 kg
Fuel Capacity: 320 liters
Engine: 1 × Maybach HL 120 TR 12 cylinder liquid cooled Vee petrol engine producing up to 300 hp at 3,000 rpm
Gearbox: 6 forward 1 reverse or 10 forward 4 reverse
Speed: road 40 km/h cross country km/h
Range: road 165 km cross country km
Armament:
none
1 × 7.92 mm MG 34 machine gun
Ammunition:
main none
secondary 1,500 rounds
Armour: 10 mm to 30 mm
Electronics: FuG 4 and FuG 8
Operators: Heer
Variants:
Panzerbeobachtungswagen III
Bergepanzer III
Minenräumpanzer III
Munitionspanzer Stug III
Munitionspanzerwagen Panzer III
Panzerbefehlswagen Ausf. D1
Panzerbefehlswagen Ausf. E
Panzerbefehlswagen Ausf. H
Panzerbefehlswagen Ausf. K
Panzerbefehlswagen III
Panzer III als Tauchpanzer
Panzer III Ausf. A
Panzer III Ausf. B
Panzer III Ausf. C
Panzer III Ausf. D
Panzer III Ausf. E
Panzer III Ausf. F
Panzer III Ausf. G
Panzer III mit Schachtellaufwerk
Panzer III Ausf. H
Panzer III Ausf. J
Panzer III Sd.Kfz. 141/1
Panzer III Ausf. L
Panzer III Ausf. M
Panzer III Ausf. N
Schienen-Ketten Fahrzeug
Panzer III (Fl) Flamm
Pionierpanzerwagen III
StuG III Ausf. A
StuG III Ausf. B
StuG III Ausf. C
StuG III Ausf. D
StuG III Ausf. E
StuG III Ausf. F
StuG III Ausf. F/8
StuG III Ausf. G
Stug III Fl
StuH 42
Sturm-Infanteriegeschütz 33B

Other: Observation Vehicles
Articles:

History:

The Artillerie Panzerbeobachtungswagen Panzer III Sd.Kfz. 143 or abbreviated to Art Pz.Beob.Wg. III Sd.Kfz. 143

Gallery:

Artillerie Panzerbeobachtungswagen Panzer III Sd.Kfz. 143 picture 2
Artillerie Panzerbeobachtungswagen Panzer III Sd.Kfz. 143 picture 3
Artillerie Panzerbeobachtungswagen Panzer III Sd.Kfz. 143 picture 4

Heer Comments

Sources:

German Military Vehicles.
ISBN-10: 087349783X

Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
ISBN-10: 0214203077

Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
ISBN-10: 1854095188

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