M3 Medium Tank vs Panzer III

M3 Medium Tank vs Panzer III

Kasserine Pass 1943

Duel 10
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Ian Palmer, Giuseppe Rava
  • Short code: DUE 10
  • Publication Date: 7 May 2008
  • Number of Pages: 80
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This was a duel between the stalwart of the Wehrmacht armored divisions - the Panzerkampfwagen III - and the American's as yet untested M3 Grant. In reality both would prove unequal to the task as they floundered amidst the rugged hills and ravines of the Tunisian landscape. This book charts the design and development of these two disparate rivals - their vastly different armament and armor as well as their tactical concepts. Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of these two opponents, this book explores the successes and failures of the Grant and Panzer III as they clashed at the critical battles of North Africa. Moreover it is an insight into the lives of the tank crews themselves as they struggled with the twin horrors of tank warfare and the fight for survival amidst some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth.

Biographical Note

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces trained as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and in airborne infantry, patrol and intelligence. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Centre for 12 years and is now a freelance writer.Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist. A graduate in 3D design, he currently works as a senior artist for a leading UK games developer. Besides his artistic interests he is also a keen musician and motorcyclist. Born in Faenza in 1963, and from an early age taking an interest in all things military, Giuseppe Rava has established himself as a leading military history artist. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, , Rochling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride. He lives and works in Italy.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Design & development: The strategic situation Technical specifications: The combatants Gunnery, small unit tactical and maintenance training will be discussed along with the effect of the climate on tank crews Combat: Fast-paced description of the fighting at Kasserine Statistics and analysis Aftermath
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