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UNIQUE ID 1796: M3 STUART LIGHT TANK

(Model: M3)

Länzlinger Collection, Rüthi, Switzerland

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID: 1796
Added to Database: 12 August 2011
Last Edited: 12 October 2011
Type (ID): M3 Stuart (1030)
Model (ID): M3 (1032)
Location Category (ID): Länzlinger Collection (17640)
Location (ID): Storage (17640)
Serial Number: 712 (source: M. Foti).
Registration: 300412 (not original): “USA W-300412” painted in blue on hull sides. EB11159 (Brazilian): “EB 11159” previously painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: Yellow stars painted on turret sides. Yellow stripe painted around turret and across mantlet.
Collection Reference:
Links: Weasel-Club Switzerland
YouTube – Convoy To Remember 2010
YouTube – Armeetreff 2010 1
YouTube – Armeetreff 2010 2
YouTube – Tanks in Town 2009
YouTube – War & Peace 2009
YouTube – Starting Up
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Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: American Car and Foundry Company, Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA (Sole manufacturer March 1941-August 1942)
2: Barcelos Collection, Itupeva, São Paulo State, Brazil (From 1990 until 2001)
3: Barcelos Collection, Bragança Paulista, São Paulo State, Brazil (Until October 2008)
4: Antwerp Docks, Belgium (Staging point October 2008)
5: Tilbury Docks – London, England (Staging point October 2008)
6: RR Motor Services, Ashford, Kent, South East England, Britain (Until 7 December 2009 – Reg EB11159)
7: War & Peace Show, Beltring, Kent, South East England, Britain (22-26 July 2009)
8: RR Motor Services, Ashford, Kent, South East England, Britain (Until 7 December 2009 – Reg EB11159)
9: Tanks in Town, Mesvin, Mons, Hainaut Province, Belgium (29-30 August 2009)
10: RR Motor Services, Ashford, Kent, South East England, Britain (Until 7 December 2009 – Reg EB11159)
11: Rheinfelden, Switzerland (Staging point 9 December 2009)
12: Länzlinger Collection, Rüthi, St. Gallen, Switzerland (Current location)
13: Armeetreff Ostschweiz, Auwiesen, Kradolf, Thurgau, Switzerland (June 2010)
14: Länzlinger Collection, Rüthi, St. Gallen, Switzerland (Current location)
15: Convoy To Remember Event, Birmenstorf, Baden, Aargau, Switzerland (August 2010)
16: Länzlinger Collection, Rüthi, St. Gallen, Switzerland (Current location)


This M3 was purchased from Mike Stallwood of R.R. Services in 2009 and was one of the batch of Stuarts he imported from Brazil. It took part in the War & Peace Show at Beltring in England 22-26 July 2009 and the Tanks in Town event at Mons in Belgium 2-30 August 2009. It left England for Switzerland on 7 December 2009, passed through Rheinfelden on 9 December and finally arrived with the Länzlingers on 12 December 2009, along with a backup Continental w-670 engine. A rare Guiberson T-1020-4 9-cylinder radial engine arrived from England on 8 January 2010; a starter cartridge that matched this engine was found inside the vehicle.
The whole tank was dismantled, restored and repainted from March to June 2010. This work included the installation of its weapons, the 37mm M6 gun and five 30cal Browning machine-guns. These arrived by air freight on 14 May, after a six month wait.
The restored tank took part in the Armeetreff Ostschweiz event at Kradolf 25-26 June 2010 and the Convoy To Remember event at Birmenstorf 6-8 August 2010. It is in running order. Further work continued in 2011 with the addition of a bow machine-gun cover and an original radio and intercom in January, and the acquisition of another Continental radial engine (from the Italian Navy) in February.

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June 2010

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5402
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Tele07_M...
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5403
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Tele09_M...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5404
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Tele08_M...
Views: 91
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5405
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Tele06_M...
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5406
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Tele05_M...
Views: 162
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Front left view
6: Front left view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5407
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Normal04...
Views: 77
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Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5408
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Normal03...
Views: 78
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Front left view
8: Front left view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5409
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Normal02...
Views: 88
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Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5410
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Normal01...
Views: 75
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Front right view
10: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5411
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Tele04_M...
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Front right view
11: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5412
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Tele03_M...
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Front right view
12: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5413
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Tele02_M...
Views: 47
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Front right view
13: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5414
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Tele01_M...
Views: 69
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Front left view
14: Front left view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5415
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Wide02_M...
Views: 123
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Front right view
15: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5416
Added: 12 August 2011
Filename: Wide01_M...
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Front right view
16: Front right view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5417
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: Wide04_M...
Views: 108
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Front left view
17: Front left view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5418
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: Wide03_M...
Views: 73
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Rear left view
18: Rear left view

Taken: 26 June 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 5419
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: Normal05...
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Turret being painted with primer
19: Turret being painted with primer

Taken: 12 June 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5445
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 12Juni20...
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Turret being painted with primer
20: Turret being painted with primer

Taken: 12 June 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5446
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 12Juni20...
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Turret with primer
21: Turret with primer

Taken: 12 June 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5447
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 12Juni20...
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External components after paint removal
22: External components after paint removal

Taken: 12 June 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5448
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 12Juni20...
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Glacis plates after painting
23: Glacis plates after painting

Taken: 12 June 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5449
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 12Juni20...
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Turret after paint removal
24: Turret after paint removal

Taken: 5 June 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5444
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 5Juni10-...
Views: 76
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Hull after painting
25: Hull after painting

Taken: 4 June 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5442
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 4Juni201...
Views: 79
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Roadwheels
26: Roadwheels

Taken: 4 June 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5443
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 4Juni201...
Views: 69
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Hull after painting
27: Hull after painting

Taken: 2 June 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5450
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 2Juni201...
Views: 75
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May 2010

After primer painting
28: After primer painting

Taken: 29 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5420
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 29Mai201...
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Front right view
29: Front right view

Taken: 29 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5421
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 29Mai201...
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Front right view
30: Front right view

Taken: 29 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5422
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 29Mai201...
Views: 61
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Front left view
31: Front left view

Taken: 29 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5423
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 29Mai201...
Views: 65
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After paint removal
32: After paint removal

Taken: 14 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5431
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 14Mai10-...
Views: 79
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Right-hand machine-gun position
33: Right-hand machine-gun position

Taken: 14 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5432
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 14Mai10-...
Views: 88
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Right-hand sprocket
34: Right-hand sprocket

Taken: 14 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5433
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 14Mai10-...
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A full complement of weapons
35: A full complement of weapons

Taken: 14 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5434
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 14Mai10-...
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View into driver
36: View into driver's compartment

Taken: 14 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5438
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 1-5-2010...
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View through turret ring into driver
37: View through turret ring into driver's compartment

Taken: 14 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5439
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 1-5-2010...
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Final drive and driver
38: Final drive and driver's controls

Taken: 14 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5440
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 1-5-2010...
Views: 80
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Engine compartment
39: Engine compartment

Taken: 14 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5441
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 1-5-2010...
Views: 124
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Front right view
40: Front right view

Taken: 1 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5435
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 1-5-2010...
Views: 71
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Lifting the glacis plates
41: Lifting the glacis plates

Taken: 1 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5436
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 1-5-2010...
Views: 73
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Lifting the glacis plates
42: Lifting the glacis plates

Taken: 1 May 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5437
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 1-5-2010...
Views: 392
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April 2010

Rear left view
43: Rear left view

Taken: 20 April 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5430
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 20April1...
Views: 88
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March 2010

Hull top after paint removal
44: Hull top after paint removal

Taken: 27 March 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5428
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 006_M3St...
Views: 75
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View down through turret ring
45: View down through turret ring

Taken: 27 March 2010
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5429
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 008_M3St...
Views: 82
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December 2009

On arrival
46: On arrival

Taken: 10 December 2009
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5424
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 10Dez09-...
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Right view
47: Right view

Taken: 10 December 2009
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5425
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 10Dez09-...
Views: 83
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Front left view
48: Front left view

Taken: 10 December 2009
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5426
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 10Dez09-...
Views: 92
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Rear left view
49: Rear left view

Taken: 10 December 2009
Contributor: P. & M. Länzlinger
Photo ID: 5427
Added: 13 August 2011
Filename: 10Dez09-...
Views: 147
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