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UNIQUE ID 16: KLEINE PANZERBEFEHLSWAGEN COMMAND VEHICLE

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID:

16
Added to Database:
May, 2008
Last Edited:
22 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
Kleine Panzerbefehlswagen (50)
Kleine Panzerbefehlswagen (100)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: “52487۞” and “15118” stamped into glacis.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “I03” painted on superstructure sides. Painted overall in a grey and brown camouflage scheme (previously painted overall desert sand).
Collection Reference: E1951.25. (Accession 2551, Entry 1951.1009). “44” previously painted on glacis.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Daimler-Benz AG, Marienfelde, Berlin, Germany (Sole manufacturer 1935-1938)
2: Musée de l’Armée, Les Invalides, Paris, Île-de-France, North East France, France (Not the museum but the advance on Paris 1940)
3: Tripoli, Libya (Arrived 10 March 1941)
4: Ajdabiya, Libya (5th Panzer Regiment 1941)
5: Mechili, Libya (5th Panzer Regiment 1941)
6: Western Desert Campaign, Tobruk, Al Butnan, Cyrenaica, Libya (5th Panzer Regiment 1941)
7: Unknown Location, Tunisia (Captured 1941)
8: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Evaluated at STT then to Bovington 1951)
9: Aldershot Military Museum and MWEE, Aldershot, Hampshire, South East England, Britain (Trials 1943)
10: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Evaluated at STT then to Bovington 1951)
11: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:


This command tank was at the School of Tank Technology, Chobham Lane, Chertsey, before being moved to Bovington. It is appears to be a 3KlB model with low cupola and additional armour protection.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:


This vehicle arrived in Tripoli, Libya, on 10 March 1941 and served with the 5th Panzer Regiment, which originally formed part of the 5th Light Division. The 5th Panzer Regiment subsequently formed the core of the 21st Panzer Division, created in the summer of 1941 as part of the Afrika Korps. The 5th Panzer Regiment took part in the advance on Egedabia and Mechili and the seige of Tobruk. This tank was captured in Tunisia in late 1941 and shipped to the U.K. It was the subject of a School of Tank Technology report, which was completed in 1943 after trials at Farnborough (presumed to have been at the Mechanical Warfare Experimental Establishment).
It was gifted from STT to the Tank Museum in 1951. During restoration it was found to originally have had a dark grey and brown camouflage scheme. It is believed to have taken part in the early Blitzkreig campaigns and probably served with 3rd Panzer Division in the 1940 French campaign before being transferred to North Africa. (Source: Tracklink 71, 72).
There are shot holes in the superstructure and hull, damage sustained before the tank was captured. It is displayed in the markings of the 21st Panzer division and resides in the France 1940 section.

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March, 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 9 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7091
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56099388...
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 9 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7092
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56093589...
Views: 63
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Lower front left view
3: Lower front left view

Taken: 9 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7093
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56093576...
Views: 76
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Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7088
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56093548...
Views: 65
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7089
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56093556...
Views: 61
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



Rear right view
6: Rear right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7090
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56093566...
Views: 80
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



October, 2008

Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4729
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030478...
Views: 93
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



 

Front view
8: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4730
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030477...
Views: 87
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



 

Left view
9: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4731
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030479...
Views: 91
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



Rear left view
10: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4732
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030480...
Views: 89
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



Rear view
11: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4733
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030481...
Views: 84
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Rear right view
12: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4734
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030483...
Views: 99
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



Right view
13: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4735
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030484...
Views: 83
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



Front right view
14: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4736
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030485...
Views: 76
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Area of glacis containing stamped markings.
15: Area of glacis containing stamped markings.

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4737
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030486...
Views: 79
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Stamped markings
16: Stamped markings

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4738
Added: 1 April 2011
Filename: P1030487...
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October, 1982

Front right view
17: Front right view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6742
Added: 12 February 2012
Filename: Scan_PzB...
Views: 71
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Date Unknown

The Kl PzBefWg at Bovington
18: The Kl PzBefWg at Bovington

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 16
Added: 4 May 2008
Filename: Scan_Bef...
Views: 202
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Upper front left view
19: Upper front left view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1267
Added: 23 May 2009
Filename: Scan_Bef...
Views: 238
Select/Has Priority: 1/0