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Panzer III ausf N als Schienen-Ketten Fahrzeug SK1

History:  Two or three prototypes of these SK1 were converted form Panzer III ausf L (7,5cm L/24) during late 1942 and early 1943.  The suspension was re-configured so as to allow the railway bogie wheels to be retracted into belly for normal cross-country performance.  The drive train ws modified so that the rail bogies wre driven by the tank engine.  The speed on rails could reach 100km/hr.  Saurer in Vienna carried out the development work on this project.  The prototype was demonstrated on 20 October 1943.

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