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WAFFENPLATZ, BURE, PORRENTRUY, JURA, SWITZERLAND



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Number of Photos:
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Location Category ID:
17970
Address: Waffenplatz Bure, Kaserne, 2915 Bure
Telephone: +41 (0) 32 465 54 41
Email:
Opening Times:
Official Website: Waffenplatz Bure – 1
Waffenplatz Bure – 2
Other Links: Confoederatio Helvetica – Archive
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Latitude, Longitude: 47.45022017 , 7.01605796
Location Accuracy: 5
Tanks Previously Here:


The military history of Bure began in the 1960s, and the parade ground was inaugurated in April 1968. The Bure barracks has accommodation for 1,400 persons. On its grounds combat training can be undertaken by a reinforced infantry, tank or mechanised infantry company. It is mainly used for the training of tank and artillery forces, providing recruit and refresher training courses.
South of Bure the Ortskampfanlage Nale and its grounds provide combat training with simulators up to the level of a reinforced company. It includes an urban combat training environment for mechanised troops; this dedicated training village includes thirty buildings of different types of construction and use, including residential houses, shops and restaurants. Training subjects include combat and security operations, and it is well equipped with the latest training aids.

Route de Buix North



Location ID:
17970
Latitude, Longitude:47.45235859, 7.01241016
Location Accuracy:7



1) Panzerjäger G13 Tank Destroyer German / Czech / Swiss


Number of Photos:
3
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1260

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Unique ID: 1260
Serial Number:
Registration: M78002 (source: M. Foti).
Name:
Other Identification:


2) Panzer 57 Tank British / Swiss


Number of Photos:
3
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Unique ID: 1262
Serial Number:
Registration: M78785: “M78785” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: Square white plate attached to nose.

This Swiss Centurion has its tracks supported on concrete pads.


3) Panzer 51 Light Tank French / Swiss


Number of Photos:
4
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1261

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Unique ID: 1261
Serial Number:
Registration: M78310: “M78310” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “ZC E5” stencilled on plate on hull rear. “PZ BAT 14 PZ D KP 14 WK 84” painted on right turret side.

This Swiss AMX-13 is mounted on a concrete ramp; the front of the ramp has a label that reads “MOB MAT KP IV/J WK73”.

Route de Buix South



Location ID:
17971
Latitude, Longitude:47.44982567, 7.01123267
Location Accuracy:7



4) Panzerwagen 39 Light Tank Czech


Number of Photos:
3
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1258

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Unique ID: 1258
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “G J 9” (previously “QMJ4”) painted on a square white plate attached to nose.

This Pz 39 appears to have been cosmetically restored and repainted in about 2008. It is displayed on a stone ramp. It has a plaque on the front of the ramp made from a tank sprocket that reads “BAT CHARS 17 2008”.


5) Panzerwagen 39 Light Tank Czech


Number of Photos:
2
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Unique ID: 1259
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “ODE5” painted on a square white plate attached to nose.

This Pz 39 appears to have been cosmetically restored and repainted in about 2008. It is displayed on a stone ramp.

Training Area



Location ID:
17972
Latitude, Longitude:47.44904482, 7.02127218
Location Accuracy:3



6) Panzer 68 Tank Swiss


Number of Photos:
3
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2293

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Unique ID: 2293
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “011”? stencilled on white square on hull rear. White square painted on glacis. Painted overall in a green, brown and black camouflage scheme.

This tank has had its gun barrel cut short. It is in poor condition and is missing most of its external fittings.


7) Panzer 68 Tank Swiss


Number of Photos:
2
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2294

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Unique ID: 2294
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: White square painted on glacis. Painted overall in a green, brown and black camouflage scheme.

This tank has had its gun barrel cut short. It is in poor condition and is missing most of its external fittings. It is also missing its left track.


8) Panzer 68 Tank Swiss


Number of Photos:
3
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2295

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Unique ID: 2295
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “010” stencilled on white square on hull rear. White square painted on glacis. Painted overall in a green, brown and black camouflage scheme.

This tank has had its gun barrel cut short. It is in poor condition and is missing most of its external fittings. It is also missing its right track.


9) Panzer 68 Tank Swiss


Number of Photos:
6
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2296

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Unique ID: 2296
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification:

This tank has had its gun barrel cut short. It is in poor condition and is missing most of its external fittings. It is used to train recovery crews in moving tanks.