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UNIQUE ID 68: PANZERBEFEHLSWAGEN JAGDPANTHER COMMAND VEHICLE

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, Britain

(Location: Imperial War Museum)


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Unique ID: 68
Added to Database: May 2008
Last Edited: May 2008
Type (ID): Panzerbefehlswagen Jagdpanther (140)
Model (ID): Panzerbefehlswagen Jagdpanther (275)
Location Category (ID): Imperial War Museum (3200)
Location (ID): Imperial War Museum (3200)
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Location History:
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1: Mühlenbau-Industrie AG (MIAG), Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany (July 1944)
2: Gifhorn, Germany (General area - destroyed April 1945)
3: Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, South East England, Britain (Until 1969)
4: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, East England, Britain (Until at least 1987)
5: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This command vehicle appears to have been knocked out by one shell fired into its engine compartment and another three into the fighting compartment, on the right hand side. It was acquired in 1969 from the RMCS at Shrivenham and was previously displayed at IWM Duxford. It is based on an early production Jagdpanther. Part of its left-hand superstructure has been cut away to display the interior. It has been restored to running order using parts of the engine from the Jagdpanther recovered from Purbright ranges (source: D. Goulty, R. Fleming).
It had tactical number “01” and chassis number 300054. It was built by MIAG in July 1944 and was captured from sPzAbt 559 in 1944. The shells that knocked it out appear to have been 75mm or 76mm calibre. (Source: L. Archer). It belonged to a unit operating in northern Germany when it was knocked out in April 1945. The company commander was the renowned author Walter J. Spielberger, and photographs of this vehicle after capture have been published in a number of books (source: R. Fleming). Spielberger’s own Jagdpanther, number “123”, was knocked out nearby, and Spielberger wounded, on 16 April 1945 in the Gifhorn area. His vehicle was also hit on the right hand side by two rounds into the engine compartment causing the armour plate to crack open.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

Corrections: it was captured in 1945 not 1944 as initially stated, and the range location is Pirbright.

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1987

The Imperial War Museum’s Panzerbefehlswagen Jagdpanther (shown at Duxford)
1: The Imperial War Museum’s Panzerbefehlswagen Jagdpanther...

Taken: 1987 (Estimated)
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 161
Added: 3 July 2008
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 1987 (Estimated)
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2551
Added: 10 January 2010
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October 1982

Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 30 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2549
Added: 10 January 2010
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Rear left view
4: Rear left view

Taken: 30 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2550
Added: 10 January 2010
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1980

Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 1980 (Estimated)
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2547
Added: 10 January 2010
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Front left view
6: Front left view

Taken: 1980 (Estimated)
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2548
Added: 10 January 2010
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