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Sd.Kfz. 171 - Panzerkampfwagen V Panther

Ausführung G

Vehicle belonged to 116. Panzerdivision.
According to statements by veterans of the 116th PD and residents the tank fell over due to detonation pressure by dropped bombs into the Ourthe and landed on the tower. Crew died at this. (Source: Thomas Müller, Trier)
turret number originally 111

Vehicle was recovered out of the river Ourthe by French engineers on 20th September 1948.

At some (older) pictures Zimmerit coating is clearly visible.



 

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October 2011

Pictures (2004) kindly allocated by Harald Friedrich
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