Just need some clarification,
Which standard Raspoberry PI OS image works with the Raspberry Pi 3 range of Pi's?
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The current (as of 21st September 2021) RasPiOS Buster  Operating System image released May 2021 is stated by Raspberry Pi themselves to be compatible with ALL models of RPi board. https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/op ... -os-32-bit
There are 3 variants of that OS: all should be equally compatible with the hardware you list. Apart from the fact that I don't think there has ever been a board designated simply "Raspberry Pi 3". See the list of Revision Codes - https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... des-in-use. There is an RPi Model 3 A+ that you don't mention.
Any official image of RasPiOS (formerly referred to as 'Raspbian') released by Raspberry Pi from March 2018 onwards should work with those 2 boards. But I wouldn't suggest installing anything but the most recent.
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Quick answer "all of them" - the current Raspberry PIOS 32bit versions are backwards compatible to all older Pi variants - some pre-P3 type examples here:
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... cTest.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... kTest.html
I currently have my P3B+ setup to usb-boot from a USB-to-SATA connected SSD.
Still running Raspbian Jessie or Stretch on some older Pi's (an A, B1, 2xB2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W, 2xP3A+, P3B, B+, and a A+) but Buster on the P3B+, P4B's & P400. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm