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UNIQUE ID 109: PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TANK

(Model: Ausf L)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 109
Added to Database: May 2008
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Panzerkampfwagen III (70)
Model (ID): Ausf L (149)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: 74375: chassis number.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “7” painted on turret sides. German crosses painted on hull sides. Painted overall sand.
Collection Reference: E1951.28. (Entry E0000.1065).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Wikipedia: Battle of Alam el Halfa
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg (MAN) AG, Nürnberg, Bavaria, Middle Franconia, Germany (June 1942)
2: Napoli, Italy (Staging point)
3: Benghazi, Libya (Staging point 18 July 1942)
4: Alam Halfa, Egypt (Battle of Alam Halfa late August-early September 1942)
5: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (From capture until moved to Bovington)
6: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
7: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Tankfest 2009)
8: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
9: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Tankfest 2011)
10: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This Ausf L was built by MAN in June 1942. It was sent by rail direct from Nürnberg to Naples and was then shipped aboard the SS Lerica to Benghazi. There it was issued to 7 Kompanie 8th Panzer Regiment, 15th Panzer Division, and probably fought at Alam Halfa. After capture it was shipped to the School of Tank Technology at Chobham Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, before being moved to Bovington. It is a mid-production model and still retains hull escape hatches, though it is missing the vision slots from the right turret front and the turret sides. It is missing the spaced armour plate from its mantlet though it has the mounting for it. It has recently been restored to running order and has taken part in Bovington Battle Day displays.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

This is an early production Ausf L, modified for ‘tropical’ use. It arrived in Benghazi on 18 July 1942. It arrived at the front between 28 and 31 July 1942. It was put on the museum books in 1951. It has been repainted in its original colouring and markings. It took part in Tankfests 2009 and 2011.

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June 2011

Left view
1: Left view

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6798
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58853481...
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March 2011

Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 8 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7113
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56126173...
Views: 87
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Upper front view
3: Upper front view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7109
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56132187...
Views: 90
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Upper front left view
4: Upper front left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7110
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56131981...
Views: 93
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7111
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56132258...
Views: 226
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7112
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56126410...
Views: 203
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7108
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56126376...
Views: 103
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



October 2008

Front left view
8: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4746
Added: 3 April 2011
Filename: P1030771...
Views: 106
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Front right view
9: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4747
Added: 3 April 2011
Filename: P1030768...
Views: 100
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Rear left view
10: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4748
Added: 3 April 2011
Filename: P1030772...
Views: 117
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Rear right view
11: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4749
Added: 3 April 2011
Filename: P1030770...
Views: 85
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Rear right view
12: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4750
Added: 3 April 2011
Filename: P1030769...
Views: 101
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October 1982

Front left view
13: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6745
Added: 12 February 2012
Filename: Scan_PzI...
Views: 75
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Date Unknown

Front view
14: Front view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 53
Added: 26 May 2008
Filename: Scan_PzI...
Views: 146
Select/Has Priority: 1/0