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CAVALERIEMUSEUM, BERNHARDKAZERNE, AMERSFOORT, UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS



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Location Category ID:
11700
Address: Cavaleriemuseum, Bernhardkazerne, Barchman Wuytierslaan 198, 3818 LN Amersfoort
Telephone: 033-4661996
Email: info [at] cavaleriemuseum.nl (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times: 1000-1600, Tuesday/Friday
Official Website: Cavaleriemuseum
Museum Nederlandse Cavalerie
Other Links: White-Star
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Cavalerie Museum Amersfoort
Latitude, Longitude: 52.148188 , 5.35216033
Location Accuracy: 7
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The Cavalry Museum in the Bernhard Barracks at Amersfoort has an extensive collection of armoured vehicles and other exhibits related to the history of Dutch cavalry. Most of the exhibits are housed in two buildings. The Sint Jorisgebouw (Saint George Building) displays uniforms, small arms, silverware, paintings, miniatures, and models. These items are exhibited over three floors and cover a historical introduction, the horse, and wheels and tracks. There is also a place in the same building for temporary exhibitions.
The second museum building, the Landsverkgebouw (Landsverk Building), is named after the Swedish tank manufacturer that provided the first armoured cars (the M36 and M38) to the Dutch armoured cavalry. This houses a collection of historic Dutch cavalry vehicles and related items such as engines and other equipment.
In an outdoor display are exhibited various tanks and armoured vehicles positioned around both buildings. Near the Landsverk Building is a restoration site; this is open for group visits by prior arrangement. (Source: CavalerieMuseum).

Outdoor Exhibition



Location ID:
11702
Latitude, Longitude:52.14812216, 5.35284161
Location Accuracy:7



1) Leopard 1-V Tank German


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Unique ID: 2322
Serial Number: 12237 (source: L. Delsing).
Registration: KU-92-40 (Dutch): “KU 92 40” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “A[()]59” painted on right glacis and left hull rear. “A 43” painted on left glacis and right hull rear. “NL” painted on centre glacis and side stowage boxes. Dutch flag painted on glacis and hull rear. Unit insignia and “175 JAAR” painted in orange on rear stowage box.


2) M24 Chaffee Light Tank American


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12
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Unique ID: 2323
Serial Number: 451 (source: L. Delsing).
Registration: KX-18-57 (Dutch): “KX-18-57” painted on glacis. Original registration was 33293 (source: L. Delsing): “33293” previously painted on turret sides.
Name: “KITTY” previously painted on left turret side.
Other Identification: “C 102” painted on right glacis and left hull rear. “A 36” painted on left glacis and right hull rear. Dutch flag painted on front left mud flap and right hull rear.

This M24 is painted in the markings of 102 Recce Battalion; “A36” indicates A Squadron, 3rd Platoon, 6th tank (source: L. Delsing).


3) M4A1E9 Sherman Tank American


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19
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Unique ID: 2324
Serial Number: 687 (turret): “687” cast into turret sides.
Registration: 30158756: “30158756” painted on hull sides and rear. Previously “30111657” (source: L. Delsing).
Name:
Other Identification: “L03438 E5721” cast into side of gun mount. “702” in blue triangle and Dutch national lion emblem painted on transmission cover and hull rear. Fitted with steel cleat track.

This Sherman was a gate guardian at Boskamp Kazerne at Amersfoort in 1965. From 1967 to 1979 it was at the Du Moulin barracks at Soesterberg. (Source: ShermanTank.nl).
The “702” in a triangle indicates 702nd Cavalry Regiment (source: Pantser.net).


4) M4 (105) Sherman Tank American


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19
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Unique ID: 2325
Serial Number:
Registration: 30126810: “30126810” (previously “30103706”) painted on hull sides and rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “E6057” or similar and “4465” cast into mantlet. “701” in blue triangle and Dutch national lion emblem painted on transmission cover and hull rear. Fitted with steel cleat track.

This M4 is missing its bow-machine gun and mounting, and its tracks are on backwards. The “701” in a triangle indicates 701st Cavalry Regiment (source: Pantser.net).


5) M4A1 (76) HVSS Sherman Tank American


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16
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Unique ID: 2326
Serial Number: 2554 (turret): “2554 2” cast into turret sides.
Registration: 30111661, which corresponds with turret serial number (source: L. Delsing). Currently has “30126810” painted on hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “[C]E3548 3324” or similar cast into transmission cover. “701” in blue triangle and Dutch national lion emblem painted on transmission cover and hull rear.

There are photographs on the ShermanTank.nl website showing a very similar M4A1 (with muzzle brake and tracks still fitted, and bearing the same or a very similar turret serial number) on a firing range in 1972; it is therefore presumed that this vehicle was previously a range target.
The “701” in a triangle indicates 701st Cavalry Regiment (source: Pantser.net).


6) A41 Centurion Tank British


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19
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Unique ID: 2327
Serial Number:
Registration: KX-15-10 (Dutch): “KX-15-10” painted on glacis.
Name: “LKOL G.P.M. BOS” painted on lower right turret side.
Other Identification: “58C” painted on front right mud flap and hull rear. “S00” painted on front left mud flap and hull rear. Dutch flag painted on front left mud flap and hull rear. Unit insignia and “MAX.SNELH 18M.P.H.” painted on hull rear.

This Centurion Mark 5/2 was formerly on display at 42nd Tkbat, Havelte when it was in drivable condition. It was there for years parked under the sheds together with the Leopard 2s. On special occasions, such as a new commander, the battalion’s adjutant would drive the tank; he was the one with a Centurion driver’s licence. “58C” indicates 58th Tank Battalion, “S00” indicates battalion commander. (Source: L. Delsing/AFVNDB).

Landsverk Building / Building C



Location ID:
11704
Latitude, Longitude:52.14836904, 5.35122156
Location Accuracy:7



7) Leopard 1-V Tank German


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19
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Unique ID: 2183
Serial Number: 12227 (source: L. Delsing).
Registration: KU-92-26 (Dutch): “KU-92-26” painted on nose.
Name: “PRINS ALEXANDER” painted on turret sides.
Other Identification: “41C” painted on right glacis and left hull rear. “A20” painted on left glacis and right hull rear. “NL” painted on glacis and side stowage boxes. Dutch flag painted on glacis and hull rear.


8) Leopard 2 Tank German


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18
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Unique ID: 339
Serial Number: 12002: “NL12002” stamped into lower right glacis.
Registration: KU-84-01 (Dutch): “KU-84-01” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: Dutch flag painted on front left mud flap and right hull rear. “NL” painted on hull sides.


9) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 2329
Serial Number: 6960: “6960” stamped into data plate (source: L. Delsing).
Registration: 5959 (Dutch): “5959” painted on hull sides and rear.
Name: “AMBARAWA” painted on left turret side.
Other Identification: “2” in red-edged black triangle painted on turret sides. Dutch flag painted on hull sides and rear.

The data plate for this Stuart indicates it was manufactured by ACF in 1942.


10) M24 Chaffee Light Tank American


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15
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Unique ID: 2328
Serial Number:
Registration: “KX-18-38” painted on nose but probably fake (source: L. Delsing).
Name:
Other Identification: “103 CV” painted on front right and rear left mud flaps. “A 16” painted on front left mud flap. “NL” painted on glacis and hull sides and rear. Dutch national lion emblem painted on glacis and hull rear.

This M24 is painted in the markings of 103 Recce Battalion (“CV” is Cavalerie Verkenning, Cavalry Reconnaissance); “A16” indicates A Squadron, 1st Platoon, 6th tank (source: L. Delsing).


11) A41 Centurion Tank British


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16
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Unique ID: 2330
Serial Number:
Registration: KX-15-20 (Dutch): “KX-15-20” painted on glacis (previously temporarily marked “KX-43-41”).
Name: “VAN SYTZAMA” painted on lower turret sides (previously “ALEXANDER” painted on left turret side and “VAN SYTZAMA” painted on right turret side).
Other Identification: “43C” painted on front right mud flap and hull rear. “S00” painted on front left mud flap and hull rear. “NL” painted on glacis and side stowage boxes. Mounted cavalry insignia painted on glacis and turret side stowage box. Dutch flag painted on front left mud flap. “MAX” painted on hull rear.

This Centurion Mark 5/2 is a well-known vehicle that has been conserved through the efforts of many individuals and groups. It was given to 43 Tank Battalion (part of Regiment Huzaren van Sytzama) on 27 August 1987, and was handed over to Lieutenant-Colonel Bosch by General J.M.A. Thomas who had been a former commander from 1976 to 1978. It had passed through the MCW Leusden workshops and been completely overhauled in 1985. At the time it was handed over in 1987 it was in full running order. It had a plaque that read:

Aangeboden aan 43 Tankbataljon door de
Brigade-Generaal der Cavalerie J M A Thomas
d d 28 augustus 1987
Given to 43 Tank Battalion by
Brigadier General of Cavalry JMA Thomas
dated 28 August 1987

In 1992, for a commemorative and reunion weekend, it was decided to give the tank a facelift including a paint job and getting it moving. Unfortunately it had spent the previous five years standing at the main gate. First it was dragged along, with the engine engaged, by a Leopard ARV. This successfully cleared water that had collected in the engine out through the exhaust. The engine then started, fitfully and smoking, and eventually settled down to running smoothly. Once in basic running condition it was transported to the Langemannshof barracks at Hohne for a reunion of 43 Tank Battalion. On its return it was refurbished, repainted and re-equipped with missing items such as camouflage nets, fire extinguishers, and periscopes. A new symbolic registration number was painted on the glacis, “KX-43-41”, to represent 43 Tank Battalion, and 41 Tank Battalion to which it was planned to be transferred.
43 Tank Battalion was disbanded in July 1992. A parade was held at Langemannshof during which the tank was ceremonially transferred, under its own power, to the care of 41 Tank Battalion. It was inaugurated as a memorial, on a stone plinth, at the barracks of 41 Tank Battalion at Seedorf on 16 April 1994. It was fittingly unveiled by Brigadier General (retired) Thomas.
By 2002 it had sat outside for many years and was in very poor condition. Requests were made for it to be preserved for posterity and at the end of July the tank was moved to the Amersfoort museum. From September to November 2002 it was restored and repainted, though its engine was too badly damaged to be recovered. On 4 December 2002 it was installed in its current location in the museum and on 6 December it had its 43 Tank Battalion markings repainted and it reverted to its original registration number. (Source: 43TankBataljon.nl). It is fitted with triple-rubber-block track.


12) AMX-13/105 Light Tank French


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19
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Unique ID: 2331
Serial Number:
Registration: KN-73-30 (Dutch): “KN-73-30” painted on nose and rear stowage tray.
Name:
Other Identification: “103CV” painted on right of splashboard and rear left mud flap. “B16” painted on left of splash board and rear right mud flap. “NL” painted on side stowage boxes. Dutch flag painted on front left and rear right mud flaps.


13) Ram Target Tank Canadian / Dutch


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26
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Unique ID: 2332
Serial Number: 1207 (shop number, source: H. Spoelstra).
3152 (centre transmission cover): “Lo [C] E1232 A 3151” cast into centre transmission cover.
Registration: CT-159451 (Canadian, source: H. Spoelstra).
34012 (Dutch): “34012” painted on left side stowage box and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “R H E4151 u” and “14 4” cast into right transmission cover. “L H E1231Yu” and “1723” cast into left transmission cover. “701” in blue guidon painted on front right mud flap and left hull rear. Dutch national lion emblem painted on front left mud flap and right hull rear.

This is a Ram II with 75-mm gun, with all apertures welded over, hence the presumption it was used as a target tank. Both modifications were carried out while it was in use with 1CACRU in the UK, before being transferred to the Dutch Army in 1947, together with 43 others. (Source: H. Spoelstra/AFVNDB).
No. 1 Canadian Armoured Corps Reinforcement Unit (1CACRU) was located near Headley in Hampshire, England. According to the record at RamTank.ca this tank had a 75mm gun and was located at CRU in October 1944, and was still held in stock in July 1945.
This Ram target tank was one of two that were displayed outside the gate of the tank workshop at Leusden. Later they were both moved inside the gate and displayed on a lawn surrounded by low hedges. The other one went to the Bovington tank museum. (Source: ShermanTank.nl).

Building AJ / Storage

The Cavalariemuseum has a number of vehicles held in storage, most of these are kept at Building AJ.

Location ID:
11706
Latitude, Longitude:0, 0
Location Accuracy:0



14) Leopard 1-V Tank German


Number of Photos:
12
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Unique ID: 2334
Serial Number: 12259 (source: L. Delsing).
Registration: KU-92-58 (Dutch): “KU92-58” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name: “B-ARCO” (previously “Balthasar”) painted on turret sides.
Other Identification: “B3” painted on left glacis and right hull rear. Unit markings painted on mantlet sides and right side stowage box. “NL” painted on side stowage boxes and glacis. Painted overall in a green, brown and black camouflage scheme.


15) Leopard 1-V Tank German


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20
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Unique ID: 319
Serial Number: 12339 (source: L. Delsing).
Registration: KU-93-37 (Dutch): “KU-93-37” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “B 36” painted on left of glacis and right hull rear. “104 CV” and Dutch flag painted on right of glacis and left hull rear. “NL” painted on centre of glacis and on side stowage boxes.


16) Leopard 1-V Tank German


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Unique ID: 2349
Serial Number: 12370 (source: L. Delsing).
Registration: KU-93-68 (Dutch): “KU-93-68” painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: “NL” painted on glacis.


17) Leopard 1-V Tank German


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Unique ID: 2350
Serial Number: 12396 (source: L. Delsing).
Registration: KU-93-94 (Dutch, source: L. Delsing).
Name:
Other Identification:


18) M24 Chaffee Light Tank American


Number of Photos:
16
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Unique ID: 2342
Serial Number:
Registration: “33314” painted on turret sides and glacis.
Name:
Other Identification: “4 CV” painted on front right and rear left mud flap. “15” painted on rear right mud flap. “DRIVER KPL GERRIT .V EDEN? 54.1” painted on left hull side. Dutch national lion emblem painted on glacis and hull rear.

This M24 is in running order. It took part in the Amersfoort Museumdag 2010 event on 10 April 2010. It also attended the Bussum Bridgehead 2012 event at Crailo on 12 May 2012 along with the Museum’s running Centurion.


19) M4A4 Sherman Firefly Tank American / British


Number of Photos:
2
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2333

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Unique ID: 2333
Serial Number: 5228 (source: J. DeMarco/AFVNDB).
Registration: 30126631 (unconfirmed, source: L. Delsing).
Name:
Other Identification:

This Firefly was previously located near the main gate. In 2010 it was reported that it was having some restoration work done. It is fitted with a muzzle brake from a PaK 40 gun. (Source: J. DeMarco/P.-O. Buan/L. Delsing/M. Krauss/AFVNDB).


20) A41 Centurion Tank British


Number of Photos:
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Unique ID: 2338
Serial Number: 147: “-147-” stamped into lower glacis.
Registration: KX-15-30 (Dutch): “KX-15-30” painted on nose. “15-30” stamped into lower glacis.
Name: “LKOL E.A.H. LICHTENVOORT CATS” painted on lower right turret side.
Other Identification: “59 C” painted on front right mud flap and hull rear. “ST 07” and Dutch flag painted on front left mud flap and hull rear. Unit insignia painted on glacis.

This Centurion Mark 5/2 is fitted with triple-rubber-block track. It is painted in the markings of 59 Tank Battalion (source: L. Delsing). It is in running order and took part in the ‘Hello Goodbye’ event to mark the closure of the Soesterberg Air Base on 13 June 2009. It also took part in a family day at Oirschot on 26 March 2010, the Museumdag 2010 event at Amersfoort on 10 April 2010, and the Dutch Army Open House event at Havelte in May 2010. More recently it was at the Bussum Bridgehead 2012 event at Crailo on 12 May 2012 along with the Museum’s running M24.


21) A41 Centurion Tank British


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Unique ID: 2337
Serial Number:
Registration: Unknown, “KX-14-86” is painted on the nose but is not correct (source: Netherlands HAFVR).
Name: “TOBBE HOOR!” painted on lower turret sides.
Other Identification: “01” painted on front left mud flap. “ST[O]101” painted on front right mud flap. Unit insignia painted on glacis and turret rear stowage boxes.

This Centurion Mark 5/2 has the markings of Staff Company, 101 Tank Battalion. It was a gate guardian at the Du Moulin barracks in Soesterberg. Then it was moved to Seedorf, Germany when the 101 Tkbat deployed over there. When 101 Tkbat was disbanded it moved to the museum. (Source: L. Delsing/AFVNDB).
It was in running order in 2007 (source: W. Schwabe/AFVNDB). It is fitted with triple-rubber-block track.


22) AMX-13/105 Light Tank French


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Unique ID: 2336
Serial Number: 2D 57 H (source: Netherlands HAFVR).
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “NL” painted on right side stowage box.

This tank is part of the Army Museum, Delft (source: Netherlands HAFVR). It appears to be in poor condition; it is missing parts including its gun travel lock.


23) AMX-13/105 Light Tank French


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Unique ID: 2348
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Blank yellow registration plate painted on nose.

This AMX-13 appears to be in a relatively good and complete condition.