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UNIQUE ID 109: PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TANK

(Model: Ausf L)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 109
Added to Database: May 2008
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Panzerkampfwagen III (70)
Model (ID): Ausf L (149)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: 74375: chassis number.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “7” painted on turret sides. German crosses painted on hull sides. Painted overall sand.
Collection Reference: E1951.28. (Entry E0000.1065).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Wikipedia: Battle of Alam el Halfa
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg (MAN) AG, Nürnberg, Bavaria, Middle Franconia, Germany (June 1942)
2: Napoli, Italy (Staging point)
3: Benghazi, Libya (Staging point 18 July 1942)
4: Alam Halfa, Egypt (Battle of Alam Halfa late August-early September 1942)
5: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (From capture until moved to Bovington)
6: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
7: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Tankfest 2009)
8: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
9: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Tankfest 2011)
10: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


This Ausf L was built by MAN in June 1942. It was sent by rail direct from Nürnberg to Naples and was then shipped aboard the SS Lerica to Benghazi. There it was issued to 7 Kompanie 8th Panzer Regiment, 15th Panzer Division, and probably fought at Alam Halfa. After capture it was shipped to the School of Tank Technology at Chobham Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, before being moved to Bovington. It is a mid-production model and still retains hull escape hatches, though it is missing the vision slots from the right turret front and the turret sides. It is missing the spaced armour plate from its mantlet though it has the mounting for it. It has recently been restored to running order and has taken part in Bovington Battle Day displays.

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June 2011

Left view
1: Left view

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6798
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58853481...
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Front view
2: Front view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 53
Added: 26 May 2008
Filename: Scan_PzI...
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