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UNIQUE ID 220: TIGER II TANK

(Model: Henschel Turret Model)

National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

(Location: Transportation Motor Pool)


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Unique ID:

220
Added to Database:
July, 2008
Last Edited:
12 February 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
Tiger II (210)
Henschel Turret Model (400)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
National Armor and Cavalry Museum (60100)
Transportation Motor Pool (60140)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “332” painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a green, brown and sand camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference:
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Wegmann & Co, Kassel, Nordhessen, Germany (Henschel-designed turret manufacturer)
2: Henschel und Sohn, Kassel, Nordhessen, Germany (Chassis manufacturer and vehicle assembly 1944-5)
3: Coo-Trois Points, Belgium (Recovered December 1944)
4: Spa, Belgium (Staging point)
5: Antwerp, Belgium (Staging point)
6: U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford County, Maryland, USA (Until September 1991)
7: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Until December 2010)
8: BRAC Transfer, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA (Road convoy 14 December 2010)
9: National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:


This tank originally belonged to sPzAbt 509 but just before the Battle of the Bulge it was handed over to the third company of sSS PzAbt 501, part of Kampfgruppe Peiper, to make it up to strength. It carried the turret number “332” and was one of the eleven Tigers to reach the northern bank of the Amblève. Its chassis number is 280243 but it has a much earlier turret, number 280093, and it was completed on 8 September 1944. It was abandoned by its crew between Coo and Trois Ponts in Belgium on 26 December 1944. This followed the near miss of a smoke round from a Sherman of C Company, 740th US Tank Battalion. It was recovered from the side of the N33 by the 463rd Ordnance Evacuation Company and transported to Spa railway station. It was then moved to Antwerp before being shipped to America for evaluation. The left sides of its turret and hull were then cut open and subsequently patched up.
It was later put on display at the Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground. It retained its original paint work for some years, including its sSS PzAbt 501 blue turret numbers and original sPzAbt 509 unit markings, but was repainted in a gaudy fashion in the late 1970’s. Arrangements were made for it to be exchanged with the Patton Museum for an MBT-70 and it arrived at Fort Knox in September 1991. It then underwent restoration and repainting at the Boatwright Maintenance Facility. The plates used to patch up the turret and hull were removed and it is now on display with its interior open to view.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:


This Tiger II was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 14 December 2010, with wooden boards fixed over the open sides of the turret and hull.

Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

December, 2010

Ready for transport to Fort Benning
1: Ready for transport to Fort Benning

Taken: 14 December 2010
Contributor: Geoff Walden
Photo ID: 4506
Added: 12 February 2011
Filename: OnTheWay...
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Being moved ready for transport to Fort Benning
2: Being moved ready for transport to Fort Benning

Taken: 14 December 2010
Contributor: Geoff Walden
Photo ID: 4505
Added: 12 February 2011
Filename: IntheAir...
Views: 600
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 14 December 2010
Contributor: Geoff Walden
Photo ID: 4503
Added: 12 February 2011
Filename: RightFro...
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Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 14 December 2010
Contributor: Geoff Walden
Photo ID: 4504
Added: 12 February 2011
Filename: LeftFron...
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November, 2010

Preparations for the move to Benning are underway - track guards are removed and stacked behind the tank
5: Preparations for the move to Benning are underway - trac...

Taken: 8 November 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 4507
Added: 12 February 2011
Filename: 8Nov_Tig...
Views: 494
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July, 1983

Tiger II shown while at APG
6: Tiger II shown while at APG

Taken: 9 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 186
Added: 3 July 2008
Filename: Scan_KT_...
Views: 601
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Front left view (at APG)
7: Front left view (at APG)

Taken: 9 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 856
Added: 10 December 2008
Filename: Scan_Kin...
Views: 450
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



 

Front view (at APG)
8: Front view (at APG)

Taken: 9 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 857
Added: 10 December 2008
Filename: Scan_Kin...
Views: 549
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Front left view (at APG)
9: Front left view (at APG)

Taken: 9 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 858
Added: 10 December 2008
Filename: Scan_Kin...
Views: 395
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Front right view (at APG)
10: Front right view (at APG)

Taken: 9 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 859
Added: 10 December 2008
Filename: Scan_Kin...
Views: 841
Select/Has Priority: 22/0