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Panzer III J (GE033) includes one Panzer III J with optional (late) 5cm KwK39 gun & one Tank Commander. Intended for use against other tanks the Panzer III Ausf J benefited from the continuous improvement process that the German army adopted. The increased armour protection over its predecessors allowed it to defeat the armament of the lighter Soviet tanks.
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Once the German army encountered the heavier T-34 and KV tanks during the invasion of Russia the development of a long 5cm gun was prioritised.
The upgraded Panzer III J (late) with a long 5cm KwK39 gun saw combat in North Africa and Russia where its gun was more than capable of penetrating the increased armour of its opponents.
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