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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:
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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)


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.

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The Waffenträger at the Imperial War Museum
1: The Waffenträger at the Imperial War Museum

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Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 105
Added: 29 May 2008
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Rear right view
2: Rear right view

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Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 106
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Rear view of fighting compartment
3: Rear view of fighting compartment

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Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 107
Added: 29 May 2008
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Detail of gun and shield
4: Detail of gun and shield

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Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 108
Added: 29 May 2008
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