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UNIQUE ID 112: PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TANK

(Model: Ausf N)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 112
Added to Database: May 2008
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Panzerkampfwagen III (70)
Model (ID): Ausf N (151)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “832” painted on turret sides. ‘Stalking Tiger’ insignia painted on hull front and rear. German crosses painted on hull sides. Painted overall pale green (previously painted overall in a green and sand camouflage scheme).
Collection Reference: E1969.56. (Accession 5669, Entry 1969.1013).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Maschinenfabrik Niedersachsen-Hannover (MNH) GmbH, Linden, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (1942)
2: Port Docks, Bizerte, Bizerte Governorate, Tunisia (Arrived January 1943)
3: Medenine, Tunisia (Attack 6 March 1943)
4: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (After capture)
5: Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, South East England, Britain (Until 1969)
6: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This example of the Ausf N was a conversion from an Ausf L, as indicated by its split cupola hatch and its lack of deep wading equipment. It was part of the Light Platoon of sPzAbt 501 during the fighting in North Africa. It was captured in Tunisia during 1943 and shipped to the School of Tank Technology in Chertsey later the same year. When captured it had the distinctive ‘stalking tiger’ flash and red heavy tank rhombus symbol of the battalion. sPzAbt 501 was largely equipped with Tigers, and one of these was captured and can now be seen at the Sinsheim Auto und Technik Museum in Germany. This PzKpfw III was acquired by the Bovington Museum from the Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham in May 1969. It has its turret side cut away to display the interior, and it is missing its right-hand track.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

This Ausf N was manufactured in 1942 by MNH of Hannover. It was issued to sPzAbt 501, the same battalion as the Museum’s Tiger I, and shipped to Bizerte, Tunisia, in January 1943. This unit became Abteilung 3 of 7th Panzer Regiment, part of 10th Panzer Division, on 26 February 1943. The tactical number ‘832’ was painted on the turret at this time. 10th PzDiv took part in the attack towards Medenine on 6 March 1943 and continued to use small numbers of tanks until its surrender on 11 May 1943, so this tank must have been captured between these dates. It was cut open for display while at Shrivenham. It shows signs of having been fitted with Schürzen side skirts, but did not have them at the time of capture. It is missing both tracks.

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March 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7117
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56126602...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7118
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56126513...
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Left view
3: Left view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7119
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56132313...
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7114
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56132372...
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Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7115
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56132360...
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Right view
6: Right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7116
Added: 21 March 2012
Filename: 56126590...
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October 2008

Front right view
7: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4751
Added: 3 April 2011
Filename: P1030804...
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Front view
8: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4752
Added: 4 April 2011
Filename: P1030778...
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Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4753
Added: 4 April 2011
Filename: P1030805...
Views: 139
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Right view
10: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4754
Added: 4 April 2011
Filename: P1030803...
Views: 164
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Rear right view
11: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4755
Added: 4 April 2011
Filename: P1030801...
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Left view
12: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4756
Added: 4 April 2011
Filename: P1030806...
Views: 162
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Markings on rear plate
13: Markings on rear plate

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4757
Added: 4 April 2011
Filename: P1030802...
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Interior view
14: Interior view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4758
Added: 4 April 2011
Filename: P1030807...
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View through left turret side
15: View through left turret side

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4759
Added: 4 April 2011
Filename: P1030809...
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View through left turret side
16: View through left turret side

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4760
Added: 4 April 2011
Filename: P1030808...
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October 1982

Front left view
17: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6746
Added: 12 February 2012
Filename: Scan_PzI...
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Date Unknown

Front view
18: Front view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 55
Added: 26 May 2008
Filename: Scan_PzI...
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