Preserved Tanks .com
    World Register of Surviving Historic Armoured Vehicles

Current Query: Full entry for the tank(s)/location: by Type and Update, Location & Update with Spare Photos, NavPix & Videos

Query Buttons: Full entry for this tank. All tanks of this type. All tanks at this location.


UNIQUE ID 55: PANTHER TANK

(Model: Ausf G)

National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

(Location: Sand Hill Storage)


Powered By Subgurim(http://googlemaps.subgurim.net).Google Maps ASP.NET
Powered By Subgurim(http://googlemaps.subgurim.net).Google Maps ASP.NET

MAP CONTROLS: Use slider or mousewheel to zoom, and hold down left mouse button to drag.
KEY: Location markers are coloured from Green meaning exact to Red meaning gone or unknown (details here)

Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 55



Unique ID:

55
Added to Database:
May, 2008
Last Edited:
4 January 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
Panther (110)
Ausf G (245)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
National Armor and Cavalry Museum (60100)
Sand Hill Storage (60150)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification:
Collection Reference:
Links:
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg (MAN) AG, Nürnberg, Bavaria, Middle Franconia, Germany (Primary manufacturer)
2: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Until October 2010)
3: BRAC Transfer, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
4: National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:


This Ausf G was used against, and captured by, the Third US Army during World War II. It is now missing both tracks, all outer roadwheels and some inner roadwheels. It appears to be fitted with non-standard exhausts. Its engine and other parts were used in the restoration of the Museum’s Panther II tank. It has nine ‘kill rings’ marked on its barrel. It also carries the turret number “R03”, indicative of a regimental headquarters command tank. However there is no evidence that it is a Panzerbefehlswagen or that it was ever so converted. It is a very late version with camouflage rings on the turret sides and a cupola without the AA MG ring (source: L. Archer). An unconfirmed report has indicated that it may have been acquired by a private collector.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:


This Panther is gutted inside; the interior deck plates are missing and only the torsion bars and gun remain (source: G. Redmon). In October 2010 it was transported from Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Fort Benning, Georgia.

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

October, 2010

Being lifted on to train for transport to Fort Benning
1: Being lifted on to train for transport to Fort Benning

Taken: 22 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 4184
Added: 4 January 2011
Filename: Liftedon...
Views: 251
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    

 

Being lowered on to train
2: Being lowered on to train

Taken: 22 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 4185
Added: 4 January 2011
Filename: Ontrain2...
Views: 1123
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    

    

June, 1983

The Ausf G at Fort Knox
3: The Ausf G at Fort Knox

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 151
Added: 3 July 2008
Filename: Scan_Pan...
Views: 1342
Select/Has Priority: 1/0
    



 

Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2740
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_Pan...
Views: 167
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



 

Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2741
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_Pan...
Views: 191
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



Right view
6: Right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2742
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_Pan...
Views: 555
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



Left view
7: Left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2743
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_Pan...
Views: 1418
Select/Has Priority: 22/0