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UNIQUE ID 191: WAFFENTRÄGER LEFH 18/40 AUF GW III/IV WEAPON CARRIER

Wheatcroft Collection, Leicester, Britain

(Location: Wheatcroft Collection)


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Unique ID: 191
Added to Database: May 2008
Last Edited: 3 January 2010
Type (ID): Waffenträger leFH 18/40 auf GW III/IV (102)
Model (ID): Waffenträger leFH 18/40 auf GW III/IV (202)
Location Category (ID): Wheatcroft Collection (3510)
Location (ID): Wheatcroft Collection (3510)
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Links: Wheatcroft Collection Hi-Res Gallery
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Dusseldorf, Germany (Sole manufacturer 1943)
2: Gamecock Barracks, Britain (Until 1966)
3: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London, Britain (1966-1990s)
4: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, East England, Britain (1990s-2003)
5: Wheatcroft Collection, Leicester, Leicestershire, East Midlands, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This was the only prototype of the de-mountable weapons carrier built by Rheinmetall. It was captured by the Allies during the closing stages of the war and is now missing the semi-circular armoured shield from in front of the gun. It was acquired on loan in 1966 from Gamecock Barracks at Bramcott, Warwickshire, and was recently transferred from the Imperial War Museum in London. It is currently displayed in a replica shop tableau in the Land Warfare Hall.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

This prototype of a (Sf) auf Geschutzwagen demountable weapons carrier was seen outside at the Duxford Military Vehicle show in 2003; it was believed to be due to be sent elsewhere for restoration (source: J. Harris). It features on the Wheatcroft Collection website so that must have been where it went for restoration; its current status is unknown.

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August 2003

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 3 August 2003
Contributor: J. Harris
Photo ID: 2518
Added: 3 January 2010
Filename: 0002_GW_...
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Left view
2: Left view

Taken: 3 August 2003
Contributor: J. Harris
Photo ID: 2519
Added: 3 January 2010
Filename: 0012_GW_...
Views: 310
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Rear left view
3: Rear left view

Taken: 3 August 2003
Contributor: J. Harris
Photo ID: 2520
Added: 3 January 2010
Filename: 0014_GW_...
Views: 334
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 3 August 2003
Contributor: J. Harris
Photo ID: 2521
Added: 3 January 2010
Filename: 0009_GW_...
Views: 239
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Close-up of gun and ammunition stowage
5: Close-up of gun and ammunition stowage

Taken: 3 August 2003
Contributor: J. Harris
Photo ID: 2522
Added: 3 January 2010
Filename: 0003_GW_...
Views: 287
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The Waffenträger at the Imperial War Museum
6: The Waffenträger at the Imperial War Museum

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 105
Added: 29 May 2008
Filename: Scan_leF...
Views: 538
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Rear right view
7: Rear right view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 106
Added: 29 May 2008
Filename: Scan_leF...
Views: 195
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Rear view of fighting compartment
8: Rear view of fighting compartment

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 107
Added: 29 May 2008
Filename: Scan_leF...
Views: 222
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Detail of gun and shield
9: Detail of gun and shield

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 108
Added: 29 May 2008
Filename: Scan_leF...
Views: 244
Select/Has Priority: 1/0