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Overloon

Sd.Kfz. 171 - Panzerkampfwagen V Panther


Ausführung G - früh


Pictures from the vehicle at the Liberty Park Overloon (Niederlande), the Dutch National War and Resistance Museum Overloon

 

Actually, I always thought, what kind of a bad restored Panther! But if you keep the meaning of the museum in mind, you have really to be thankful that the Panther has found a decent home there.

The Museum is in memoriam on the war that Germany brought over the Netherlands and  the time of German Occupation in which Nazi-Germany did not show gingerly behavior with the Dutch population.


The tank belonged to Pz.Abt. 2107 as part of Pz.Brig. 107 rather sure.

Fgst.Nr. 128427; therefore presumably produced by M.N.H. in July 44.

Pictures taken in September 2008. I focused on technical details, which are probably original. The quality of the image is sometimes so-so. Sorry for that.

 

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cylinder = 7,5cm shell
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Clamp probably 180° rotated
No screw on the original

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aperture for taillight wiring
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exhaust configuration questionable
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oil filling screw at idler wheel
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aperture for masked headlight wiring
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Finally here is a link to a site, dedicated to the restoration of the panther tank: http://www.socsci.ru.nl/~edgard/index.htm