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UNIQUE ID 803: M31 TANK RECOVERY VEHICLE

Panzermuseum, Thun, Switzerland

(Location: External Display Area)


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Unique ID: 803
Added to Database: June 2009
Last Edited: June 2009
Type (ID): M31 (1265)
Model (ID): M31 (1265)
Location Category (ID): Panzermuseum (17100)
Location (ID): External Display Area (17100)
Serial Number: “68” stamped into front right towing lug.
Registration: None visible (“USA W-304725” previously painted on rear hull sides).
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall sand (Allied white star markings previously painted on turret sides and nose).
Collection Reference:
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Eddystone, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA (Sole manufacturer from late 1942)
2: Panzermuseum, Thun, Bern, Switzerland (Current location)


This M31 is missing the dummy gun from its turret.

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

May 2009

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 19 May 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1351
Added: 6 June 2009
Filename: Dig_M31_...
Views: 1334
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 19 May 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1352
Added: 6 June 2009
Filename: Dig_M31_...
Views: 155
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Front view
3: Front view

Taken: 19 May 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1464
Added: 25 June 2009
Filename: Dig_M31_...
Views: 188
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Rear left view
4: Rear left view

Taken: 19 May 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1465
Added: 25 June 2009
Filename: Dig_M31_...
Views: 884
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Serial number on front right towing lug
5: Serial number on front right towing lug

Taken: 19 May 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1466
Added: 25 June 2009
Filename: Dig_M31_...
Views: 139
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October 2008

Rear right view, photo taken by Sandstein
6: Rear right view, photo taken by Sandstein

Taken: 20 October 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 1442
Added: 14 June 2009
Filename: Dig_M31_...
Views: 158
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April 1984

Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 27 April 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1348
Added: 6 June 2009
Filename: Scan_M31...
Views: 161
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Front right view
8: Front right view

Taken: 27 April 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1349
Added: 6 June 2009
Filename: Scan_M31...
Views: 169
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Right view
9: Right view

Taken: 27 April 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1350
Added: 6 June 2009
Filename: Scan_M31...
Views: 199
Select/Has Priority: 21/0