The commander of a Panzer III Ausf H of Stab (HQ) Panzer Regiment 8, 15th Panzer Division, Deutsches Afrika Korps scans the horizon with his binoculars. Libya, North Africa.  September 1942.

The commander of a Panzer III Ausf H of Stab (HQ) Panzer Regiment 8, 15th Panzer Division, Deutsches Afrika Korps scans the horizon with his binoculars. Libya, North Africa. September 1942.

A Afrika Corp Panzer 3 Ausf M on the move through the open desert

A Afrika Corp Panzer 3 Ausf M on the move through the open desert

General Hermann Balck in a Panzer III Panzerbefehlswagen (command tank), Panzer Regiment 3, 2 Panzer Division, during Operation Marita in Greece, April 16th 1941. This pic was taken near the lower slopes of Mount Olympus with a british pow sat on the back of the tank.

General Hermann Balck in a Panzer III Panzerbefehlswagen (command tank), Panzer Regiment 3, 2 Panzer Division, during Operation Marita in Greece, April 16th 1941. This pic was taken near the lower slopes of Mount Olympus with a british pow sat on the back of the tank.

A Panzer 3 Ausf N with schurzen panels and short barrled 75mm main gun. Note also the added applique armor bolted to the front giving the driver more protection

A Panzer 3 Ausf N with schurzen panels and short barrled 75mm main gun. Note also the added applique armor bolted to the front giving the driver more protection

Rare photo of a munitions carrier built on the chassis of a Panzer III. Curiously, it has stubby schurzen.  Unknown location, most likely after 1943

Rare photo of a munitions carrier built on the chassis of a Panzer III. Curiously, it has stubby schurzen. Unknown location, most likely after 1943

The SS-Panzer battalion Wiking, with elements of the Germania, was to breach the main line of defence and establish a bridgehead. The Westland was to capture the town of Sagopshin, and the division's engineer component, along with the rest of Germania was to advance along the Kurp. Images: Panzer IVs of SS-Panzer-Abteilung 5 Wiking.

The SS-Panzer battalion Wiking, with elements of the Germania, was to breach the main line of defence and establish a bridgehead. The Westland was to capture the town of Sagopshin, and the division's engineer component, along with the rest of Germania was to advance along the Kurp. Images: Panzer IVs of SS-Panzer-Abteilung 5 Wiking.

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