The Marder III Self Propelled Anti Tank Gun

by Daniel Russ on April 27, 2012

The Marder III Anti Tank gun

The Marder III

 

 

 

As often as the Nazis vilipended the Bolsheviks rendering them little more than animals, the Russian sure did produce great weapons. In fact the Germans copied and adapted captured Russian munitions. For example, the sloped armor of the T-34 helped give birth to the improved Tiger tank and debuted as the King Tiger. Here the Germans overran Russian positions and captured  a large number of 76mm high velocity guns and placed them on Czech 38t tank chassis. These self propelled tank killers were used ubiquitously and proved vexing to Allied formations that now had another German armored vehicle to contend with.

 

The Marder III Anti Tank gun

The Marder III

 

The Marder III Anti Tank gun

The Marder III

 

There were significant problems with the Marder. It had a high profile which made it a good target. It had an open back, which put the crews in danger of small arms fire and shrapnel. They had thin armor and could not stop most machine gun fire. They also used a tremendous amount of petrol. The Germans made about 10,000 of them.

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