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(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:
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
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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)

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.

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Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 55
Added: 26 May 2008
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