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UNIQUE ID 39: PANTHER TANK

(Model: Ausf A)

Musée Août 1944, Falaise, France

(Location: Reserve Collection)


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Unique ID: 39
Added to Database: May 2008
Last Edited: May 2008
Type (ID): Panther (110)
Model (ID): Ausf A (240)
Location Category (ID): Musée Août 1944 (6060)
Location (ID): Reserve Collection (6063)
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Location History:
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1: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg (MAN) AG, Nürnberg, Bavaria, Middle Franconia, Germany (Primary manufacturer)
2: Parroy, France (Recovered)
3: Museé Des Blindés, Saumur, Anjou, Maine-et-Loire, France (Seen in 1982 and 1984 but gone by 1995)
4: Musée Août 1944, Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This Ausf A was recently acquired from the Saumur Museum in exchange for a SdKfz 251 Ausf D half-track (source: R. Fleming). It is little more than a rusted hulk. It is missing its turret, engine and large parts of its superstructure and suspension. It is believed that it was the one recovered by the Saumur Museum from a pond at Parroy, near Lunéville, in an operation involving military divers and several recovery vehicles. [Preserved Tanks in France: Number 175].

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In France publication:

This Panther was transferred from Saumur (q.v.) to M. Leloup’s collection (source: R. Fleming).
It was previously stored on waste ground at Saumur in very poor condition, little more than a hulk. It remains disassembled, and a mantlet for it can be seen on the ground in front of it.


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August 2007

Hull and mantlet awaiting restoration
1: Hull and mantlet awaiting restoration

Taken: 21 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1210
Added: 3 May 2009
Filename: 54CNV15_...
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July 1984

Upper rear view
2: Upper rear view

Taken: 24 July 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1835
Added: 28 August 2009
Filename: Scan_Pan...
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August 1982

The Ausf A hull while at Saumur
3: The Ausf A hull while at Saumur

Taken: 1 August 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 139
Added: 29 June 2008
Filename: Scan_Pan...
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