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UNIQUE ID 2377: PANZER 55/60 TANK

Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, USA

(Location: External Display Area)


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Unique ID: 2377
Added to Database: 22 August 2012
Last Edited: 8 March 2014
Type (ID): A41 Centurion (3400)
Model (ID): Panzer 55/60 (3407)
Location Category (ID): Military Museum of Southern New England (56000)
Location (ID): External Display Area (56002)
Serial Number:
Registration: M78551 (Swiss): “78551” painted on nose and rear towing pintle cover. “551L” and “551R” stamped into side armour plates.
Name:
Other Identification: “1955 31221T 1 101 N 16 30” or similar stamped into right-hand fire extinguisher handle cover. “40796T ESC” cast into left turret side. White square painted on nose and rear towing pintle cover.
Collection Reference: 12: “EXHIBIT #12” painted on sign on glacis.
Links: Maloney Gallery
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Sole manufacturer 1955-56)
2: Panzermuseum, Thun, Bern, Switzerland (Swiss Army service until May 1993 – probably around Thun)
3: Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

[No entry]

Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:

[No entry]

Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

According to the exhibit label this is a Centurion Mark 5 manufactured in the late 1950s that was donated by the Swiss government after being deactivated in May 1993. However the shape of the engine deck indicates a Panzer 55, based on a Centurion Mark 3.


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

August 2008

Upper front right view
1: Upper front right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8598
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020184...
Views: 94
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Right view
2: Right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8599
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1010927...
Views: 69
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8600
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1010926...
Views: 69
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Right view
4: Right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8601
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020040...
Views: 455
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Rear right view
5: Rear right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8602
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020036...
Views: 67
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Rear right view
6: Rear right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8603
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020035...
Views: 76
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Rear left view
7: Rear left view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8604
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020034...
Views: 425
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front view
8: Front view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8605
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020217...
Views: 57
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Close-up
9: Close-up

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8606
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020045...
Views: 52
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Turret close-up
10: Turret close-up

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8607
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020043...
Views: 58
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Turret close-up
11: Turret close-up

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8608
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020039...
Views: 52
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Close-up of registration number
12: Close-up of registration number

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8609
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020042...
Views: 76
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Close-up of registration number
13: Close-up of registration number

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8610
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020033...
Views: 47
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Infantry telephone
14: Infantry telephone

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8611
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020037...
Views: 53
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Turret casting marking
15: Turret casting marking

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8612
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020031...
Views: 63
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Rear left view
16: Rear left view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8613
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020032...
Views: 57
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Left stowage box and side plate stamping
17: Left stowage box and side plate stamping

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8614
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020044...
Views: 50
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Right side plate stamping
18: Right side plate stamping

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8615
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: P1020038...
Views: 52
Select/Has Priority: 21/0