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UNIQUE ID 159: PANZERKAMPFWAGEN IV TANK

(Model: Ausf G)

Panzermuseum, Munster, Germany

(Location: Panzermuseum)


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Unique ID: 159
Added to Database: May 2008
Last Edited: 20 March 2012
Type (ID): Panzerkampfwagen IV (90)
Model (ID): Ausf G (176)
Location Category (ID): Panzermuseum (100)
Location (ID): Panzermuseum (100)
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Registration:
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Other Identification: “413” (previously “R01”) painted on turret sides. Markings painted on superstructure front and sides. Overall painted desert sand (previously in a camouflage scheme).
Collection Reference: E1951.22. (Bovington)
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Krupp-Gruson Werk AG, Magdeburg, Germany (Primary manufacturer 1942-3)
2: Western Desert Campaign, Tobruk, Al Butnan, Cyrenaica, Libya (8th Panzer Regiment from 21 October 1942)
3: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 1960)
4: Panzermuseum, Munster, Soltau-Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony, Germany (Current location)
5: Erprobungstelle 41, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (Late 1980s)
6: Panzermuseum, Munster, Soltau-Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony, Germany (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This Ausf G is fitted with an Ausf F turret but has a double-baffle muzzle-brake. It was completed in September 1942 and transported by rail and sea to Tobruk. There it joined Panzer Regiment 8 of the 15th Panzer Division on 21 October. It was moved up to the front line on 1 November. By December 1942 it had been captured, apparently after having completed a total distance of just 482km, and was shipped to Britain in the same month for evaluation. After the war it was put on display in the Bovington Tank Museum and it remained there for many years.
In December 1960 it was given by the commander of the 5th British Armoured Division, General-Major Jolly, to the General of Combat Troops, General-Major Munzel, in Munster. It was restored between 1980 and 1983 in the Kampftruppenschule 2 workshops, namely Panzer Werkstatt (Armour Workshop) No. 1 and its paint shop. This was achieved with the generous assistance of the companies MTU, Friedrichshafen, and Renk Zahnradfabrik, Augsburg. It spent some time in the late 1980’s at the Trier depot before returning to Munster. It is in running order.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

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Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 81
Added: 28 May 2008
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