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Henschel und Sohn, Kassel, Nordhessen, Germany

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Location Category ID: 1135
Added to Database: 4 April 2010
Last Edited: 4 April 2010
Address: Henschelplatz 1, 34127 Kassel
Telephone:
Email:
Opening Times:
Official Website:
Other Links: Tiger I Information Center
Henschel Museum
Wikipedia
Locomotive Manufacture – German
Latitude, Longitude: 51.33242159 , 9.48465586
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Tanks confirmed built here:
1: Tiger II Tank - Schweizerische Militärmuseum, Full, Zurzach, Aargau, Switzerland (Chassis manufacture and vehicle assembly September 1944)

Models of tank built here:
1: Panzerkampfwagen I Tank - Ausf B (Additional manufacturer from 1935)
2: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - Ausf E (Additional manufacturer)
3: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - Ausf F (Additional manufacturer)
4: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - Ausf G and H (Additional PzKpfw III G-H manufacturer)
5: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - Ausf J (Additional manufacturer)
6: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - Ausf L (Primary manufacturer)
7: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - Ausf N (Primary manufacturer)
8: Panther Tank - Ausf D (Minor manufacturer)
9: Bergepanther Armoured Recovery Vehicle (Secondary Bergepanther A manufacturer)
10: Tiger Tank - Early Production Model (Chassis manufacturer and vehicle assembly)
11: Tiger Tank - Mid-Production Model (Chassis manufacturer and vehicle assembly)
12: Tiger Tank - Late Production Model (Chassis manufacturer and vehicle assembly)
13: 12.8cm Panzerselbstfahrlafette V Self-Propelled Gun (Prototype VK3001 chassis manufactured 1941)
14: Sturmtiger Assault Gun - Early Production Model (Chassis manufacturer)
15: Sturmtiger Assault Gun - Late Production Model (Chassis manufacturer)
16: Tiger II Tank - Porsche Turret Model (Chassis manufacturer and vehicle assembly 1943-4)
17: Tiger II Tank - Henschel Turret Model (Chassis manufacturer and vehicle assembly 1944-5)
18: Panzerbefehlswagen Tiger II Command Tank (Chassis manufacturer and vehicle assembly 1944-5)
19: Experimental Prototype - VTS1 (Chassis manufacturer)
20: Jagdpanzer Kanone Tank Destroyer (Primary manufacturer)
21: Leopard Tank - Group B Prototypes (Primary manufacturer)



Henschel und Sohn (Henschel and Son) was a German company, situated in Kassel, best known during the 20th century as a maker of transportation equipment, including locomotives, trucks, buses and trolleybuses, and armoured fighting vehicles and weapons. Georg Christian Carl Henschel founded the factory in 1810 at Kassel. His son Carl Anton Henschel founded another factory in 1837. In 1848 the company began manufacturing locomotives. The factory became the largest locomotive manufacturer in Germany by the 20th century. Several cars were built as well, one of which became Hermann Göring's staff car. (Source: Wikipedia).
Early in 1935, Henschel began manufacturing Panzer I tanks. During World War II in 1939-1940 it began large-scale production of the Panzer III, and the Tiger I from 1941. Henschel was the primary manufacturer of the Panzer VI, Tiger I and Tiger II. During 1945 the company had 8000 workers working in two shifts each of 12 hours. The company used slave labour extensively. The company's factories were among the most important bomber targets and were nearly completely destroyed. (Source: Wikipedia).
Manufacturing began again in 1948. In 1964 the company took over Rheinische Stahlwerke and became Rheinstahl Henschel AG, in 1976 Thyssen-Henschel, and 1990 ABB Henschel AG. In 1996 the company became ABB Daimler Benz Transportation Adtranz. The company was subsequently acquired by Bombardier (Canada) around 2002. The Kassel facility still exists and is one of the world's largest manufacturers of locomotives. (Source: Wikipedia).

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1944

Tiger tank assembly line at Henschel, Bundesarchiv Collection
1: Tiger tank assembly line at Henschel, Bundesarchiv Colle...

Taken: 1944
Contributor: Wikimedia
Location Photo ID: 248
Added: 4 April 2010
Views: 31635
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Tiger assembly at Henschel, Bundesarchiv Collection
2: Tiger assembly at Henschel, Bundesarchiv Collection

Taken: 1944
Contributor: Wikimedia
Location Photo ID: 249
Added: 4 April 2010
Views: 18233
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Tiger assembly at Henschel, Bundesarchiv Collection
3: Tiger assembly at Henschel, Bundesarchiv Collection

Taken: 1944
Contributor: Wikimedia
Location Photo ID: 250
Added: 4 April 2010
Views: 17150
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1943

Tiger manufacture at Henschel - note early production commander
4: Tiger manufacture at Henschel - note early production co...

Taken: 1943
Contributor: Wikimedia
Location Photo ID: 247
Added: 4 April 2010
Views: 50783
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