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UNIQUE ID 246: HETZER TANK DESTROYER

U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Ground, USA

(Location: Museum Building)


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Unique ID: 246
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: July 2008
Type (ID): Hetzer (310)
Model (ID): Hetzer (550)
Location Category (ID): U.S. Army Ordnance Museum (70050)
Location (ID): Museum Building (70055)
Serial Number: Chassis number 323814 (source: L. Archer)
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a three colour camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference:
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Skoda Works, Plzeň, Bohemia, Czech Republic (May 1945)
2: U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford County, Maryland, USA (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This was one of two Hetzers found by the US Army under construction in the factory in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, in May 1945. They were completed by BMM and shipped to the USA for evaluation. This one is a late production model with four-hole idlers; however it has an early-production horizontal exhaust silencer. The left side of its superstructure has been replaced by wire mesh so that the interior can be seen.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

This Hetzer was completed by Škoda in its factory in Pilsen. It was in the external display area for many years. It has recently been refurbished and is now displayed inside the museum building (source: N. Baumgardner). The wire mesh on its left side has been replaced by clear plastic and the crew positions are demonstrated by mannequins.

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May 2010

Front view
1: Front view

Taken: 22 May 2010
Contributor: N. Baumgardner
Photo ID: 3302
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: 100-1410...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 22 May 2010
Contributor: N. Baumgardner
Photo ID: 3303
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: 100-1408...
Views: 290
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Close-up showing interior
3: Close-up showing interior

Taken: 22 May 2010
Contributor: N. Baumgardner
Photo ID: 3304
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: 100-1412...
Views: 210
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October 2008

Awaiting restoration
4: Awaiting restoration

Taken: October 2008
Contributor: N. Baumgardner
Photo ID: 3305
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: 100-7620...
Views: 1847
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August 2003

Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: August 2003
Contributor: N. Baumgardner
Photo ID: 3306
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: JGPZ38TH...
Views: 177
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July 1983

The Hetzer at APG
6: The Hetzer at APG

Taken: 9 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 273
Added: 7 July 2008
Filename: Scan_Het...
Views: 168
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Front right view
7: Front right view

Taken: 9 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3252
Added: 24 May 2010
Filename: Scan_Het...
Views: 215
Select/Has Priority: 20/0
    



 

Right view
8: Right view

Taken: 9 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3253
Added: 24 May 2010
Filename: Scan_Het...
Views: 170
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Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 9 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3254
Added: 24 May 2010
Filename: Scan_Het...
Views: 221
Select/Has Priority: 20/0