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UNIQUE ID 45: PANTHER TANK

(Model: Ausf G)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Tank Story Hall)


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Unique ID: 45
Added to Database: May 2008
Last Edited: 20 March 2012
Type (ID): Panther (110)
Model (ID): Ausf G (245)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): Tank Story Hall (3004)
Serial Number: 129113.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Plaque fixed to glacis. German crosses painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a late-war brown and cream striped camouflage scheme (previously a green, brown and sand scheme, before that overall green).
Collection Reference: E1949.338 (Accession 33849, Entry 1949.1006).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Maschinenfabrik Niedersachsen-Hannover (MNH) GmbH, Linden, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (Under British control 1945)
2: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Transferred to Bovington in 1952)
3: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This Ausf G has a plaque on its glacis plate that reads: “Built in 823 Armd Troops Wksp REME No.8 BAOR 1945”. It was number eight of the Panthers and Jagdpanthers built by the British and is fitted with swirl-cowl exhausts. This Panther was discovered at the Fighting Vehicle Research and Development Establishment at Chatham, and given to the Museum in 1952. It has the raised cover on the left side of the engine deck. It previously carried the turret number “331”. It now carries the turret number “R01”, indicative of a regimental headquarters command tank. However there is no evidence that it is a Panzerbefehlswagen and, given its provenance, it is highly unlikely that it would ever have been so converted. It has a final version cupola without AA MG ring but with mounts for an IR sight, and it has fittings for tools both on the hull side, and on the hull rear and engine deck (source: L. Archer).

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

(Correction: The Fighting Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (FVRDE), previously the Directorate of Tank Design, was located at Chertsey (Chobham Lane), not Chatham).
This Panther was put on the museum books in 1949. It is painted in a camouflage scheme is similar to that used on Panthers leaving the factory in the last months of the war – a basic undercoat of red with other colours rapidly applied. It was seen on Panthers of 5th Battalion, 25th Panzer Grenadier Division on the Eastern Front in February 1945.

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March 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 8 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7085
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56217056...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 8 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7086
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56217046...
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Left view
3: Left view

Taken: 8 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7087
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56211188...
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7082
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56217037...
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Rear left view
5: Rear left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7083
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56217051...
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Front left view
6: Front left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7084
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56211166...
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October 2008

Upper left view
7: Upper left view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4021
Added: 24 November 2010
Filename: P1040194...
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Upper rear left view
8: Upper rear left view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4022
Added: 24 November 2010
Filename: P1030295...
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Upper rear left view
9: Upper rear left view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4023
Added: 24 November 2010
Filename: P1030286...
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Upper rear left view
10: Upper rear left view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4024
Added: 24 November 2010
Filename: P1040204...
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Rear right view
11: Rear right view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4025
Added: 24 November 2010
Filename: P1030251...
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October 1982

Front left view
12: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6749
Added: 12 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Pan...
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Date Unknown

The Ausf G at Bovington
13: The Ausf G at Bovington

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 143
Added: 3 July 2008
Filename: Scan_Pan...
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