Marder III with 7,62 cm PaK 36(r) – Panzer 38(t) Tank Destroyer


This converted Panzerkampfwagen 38(t), formerly a Skoda tank, was outfitted with a Russian 7,62 cm anti-tank gun, the PaK 36(r). This gun was rechambered for the more powerful PaK 40 shell. This self-propelled tank destroyer was one of the stop gap solutions before better German anti-tank vehicles were available.

Different types of Marder III existed, one with a Russian 76,2 cm anti-tank gun and two versions with a German Pak 70 anti-tank gun, but all based on the Panzer 38(t).

Marder III tank destroyer with 7.62 cm PaK36(r) - photo 2014
Marder III tank destroyer with 7.62 cm PaK36(r) – photo 2014
Marder III tank destroyer with 7.62 cm PaK36(r) - photo 2014
Marder III tank destroyer with 7.62 cm PaK36(r) – photo 2014
Marder III tank destroyer with 7.62 cm PaK36(r) - photo 2014
Marder III tank destroyer with 7.62 cm PaK36(r) – photo 2014
Marder III tank destroyer with 7.62 cm PaK36(r) - photo 2014
Marder III tank destroyer with 7.62 cm PaK36(r) – photo 2014

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