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(Model: Ausf F)

Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

(Location: Museum Building)

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Unique ID: 106
Added to Database: May 2008
Last Edited: May 2008
Type (ID): Panzerkampfwagen III (70)
Model (ID): Ausf F (145)
Location Category (ID): Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (67010)
Location (ID): Museum Building (67020)
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Daimler-Benz AG, Marienfelde, Berlin, Germany (Primary manufacturer)
2: Musée Août 1944, Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Not the museum but the Normandie area)
3: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Current location)

Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This is an Ausf F, fitted with an Ausf G turret that has been rearmed with the long-barrelled 50mm L/60 gun of the later production Ausf J. It is believed to have been captured by the Third US Army from the 116th Panzer Division in Normandy during World War II, along with the other PzKpfw III and the StuG III at Fort Knox. Its left-hand sprocket is an early type but the rest of the suspension has been brought up to Ausf H standard (the right-hand sprocket and both idler wheels are of the late type, the front return rollers have been moved forward, and so on).
This PzKpfw III has been returned to running order after extensive restoration. It has Schürzen on the turret and 20mm appliqué armour on the front plate, as well as appliqué armour on the glacis and nose. The armour on the front plate is unusual, however, in not being spaced. It has been welded directly to the superstructure and this has required large openings to be cut from it to prevent obstruction of the driver’s vision block and hull machine-gun.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

It is fitted with tracks removed from the Patton Museum’s other Pz III (source: G. Redmon).

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December 2006

Rear right view, turret traversed, with turret stowage box under rear hull
1: Rear right view, turret traversed, with turret stowage b...

Taken: 17 December 2006
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 2769
Added: 18 March 2010
Filename: 17Dec060...
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June 1983

Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 50
Added: 26 May 2008
Filename: Scan_PzI...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2708
Added: 14 March 2010
Filename: Scan_PzI...
Views: 229
Select/Has Priority: 20/0