The Panzer III was the common name of a medium tank that was developed in the 1930s by Germany and was used extensively in World War II. The official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen III (abbreviated PzKpfw III) translating as "armoured battle vehicle". It was intended to fight other armoured fighting vehicles and serve alongside the infantry-supporting Panzer IV.
As the German Army rolled across the Low Countries and intoFrance, the Panzer III was just beginning to enter service. Although vastly superior to anything on the battle field in western Europe, there were not enough to go around.
The Panzer III was also one of Germany's main tanks. It had more success against the Race's Landcruisers because of the experience of the German tank crews, reason being that they had fought in tank warfare for several years. However, Panzers were vulnerable, nonetheless.