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RUAG EIDGENÖSSISCHE KONSTRUKTIONS-WERKSTÄTTE (K+W), THUN, BERN, SWITZERLAND



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Number of Photos:
1
Sample Photo

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Location Category ID:
17150
Address: RUAG Land Systems AG, Allmendstrasse 86, 3602 Thun
Telephone: +41 33 228 21 11
Email: info.landsystems [at] ruag.com (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times:
Official Website: RUAG Land Systems
Other Links: Wikipedia
Latitude, Longitude: 46.76325149 , 7.6068306
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: Panzer 87 Tank (Vehicle assembly)
2: Nahkampfkanone II Gustav Tank Destroyer (Design parent and manufacturer of prototype 1945)
3: Panzer 58 Tank (Design parent and manufacturer of 10 prototypes 1958)
4: Panzer 61 Tank (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1964-66)
5: Entpannungspanzer 65 Armoured Recovery Vehicle (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1970)
6: Panzer 68 Tank (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1971-)
7: Panzer 68 Tank - Mark 1 (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1971)
8: Panzer 68 Tank - Mark 2 (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1977)
9: Panzer 68 Tank - Mark 3 (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1978-83)
10: Panzer 68 Tank - Mark 4 (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1978-83)
11: Panzer 68/88 Tank (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1992)
12: Fliegerabwehrpanzer 68 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (Design parent and manufacturer of prototype 1979)
13: Brückenlegepanzer 68 Bridgelayer (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1974-77)
14: Panzerartillerie-Kanone 68 Self-Propelled Howitzer (Design parent and manufacturer of prototype 1972)

Long term:
1: Panzer 57 (Diesel) Tank - Panzermuseum, Thun, Bern, Switzerland (Under evaluation March-December 1983)



Storage

These vehicles are currently in storage at RUAG (source: M. Foti).

Location ID:
17150
Latitude, Longitude:46.76325149, 7.6068306
Location Accuracy:7



1) Panzer 61 Tank Swiss


Number of Photos:
0
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1245

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Unique ID: 1245
Serial Number:
Registration: “M77539” (source: M. Foti).
Name:
Other Identification:


2) Panzer 68/88 Tank Swiss


Number of Photos:
0
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1246

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Unique ID: 1246
Serial Number:
Registration: “M77997” (source: M. Foti).
Name:
Other Identification:


3) Panzerartillerie-Kanone 68 Self-Propelled Howitzer Swiss


Number of Photos:
5
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1233

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Unique ID: 1233
Serial Number: “3” painted on left turret front and right turret side, probably indicating prototype 3.
Registration: “M0899” painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: Oval rear view mirrors. White stripe painted on right turret front and right turret side.

This is one of the four prototypes of the Panzer-Kanone 68 built. It used to be on display outside at the Thun Panzermuseum.