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© partially Pierre-Olivier Buan
www.panther1944.de

Schedule of the worldwide last existing Panthers

 

Europe

Germany

Munster

Bild: Admin

Flick

Bild: A. Haupt f. www.panther1944.de

Sinsheim

Bild: Nico Frenzel f. www.panther1944.de

Pz.Bef.Wg. Panther Ausf. A
Panzermuseum Munster



running condition
This tank was sent to Sweden at the end or after the war for test purposes. It was given back to the Panzerlehrbrigade at Munster in
1960. Some years later it was handed over to the Panzertruppenschule. In the 80s the commander of the Panzertruppenschule
initiated a total restoration. Also the original HL 230 was overhauled by MTU at Friedrichshafen. After some problems with the HL 230 engine and the lack of spareparts, the engine was replaced by a modern MTU Diesel. So the sound of this tank, while being moved, is not original. However it is in running condition (Info. from Rudi Ehninger, Brigadier General (rtd) German Panzertruppe)

Panther Ausf. G
Flick-Sammlung


This tank was also built at the Panther factory under the direction of the British Army REME. It has been recovered from a scrapyard in Cock Lane, Surrey (UK) in 1977. It is still in the Flick collection

Panther Ausf. A
Auto + Technik Museum, Sinsheim


This tank was found in a bog near the town of Spola (Ukraine). It still has its original paint and markings.


Sinsheim

Bild: Pierre-Olivier Buan,
February 2007

 

Panther Ausf. G spät
with FG 1250 Nachtsichtgerät
Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz



running condition
This tank was built at the Panther factory under the direction of the British Army REME at the end of the war. It was previously owned by the Shrivenham Study Collection. It is currently on off-site storage

Panther Ausf. A
Auto + Technik Museum, Sinsheim


This tank was originally given by Saumur to the WTS Koblenz. When the WTS received their Panther Ausf G from Shrivenham, it was handed over to Sinsheim (Info. from Rudi Ehninger, Brigadier General (rtd) German Panzertruppe)

Belgien

Celles

Bild: Pierre-Olivier Buan, August 2008

Grandmenil

Bild: "Sander D", September 2005

Houffalize

Bild: Pierre-Olivier Buan, December 2008

Panther Ausf. G
Celles


This tank from the 2. Panzer Division was the first to reach the crossroads of Celles on December 24th, 1944. It drove over a mine and was abandoned there. The German offensive to reach the Meuse river was stopped there thanks to Marthe Monrique, who said to a German officer of the 2. Panzer Division that the road to Dinant was mined. Marthe Monrique acquired the tank in 1948, to put it as a monument where it was destoyed few years before

Panther Ausf. G
Grandmenil


This tank belonged to the 2. SS Panzer-Division. When the Germans retreated on December 26th, 1944, this tank was left behind without any damage, supposedly because it lacked of fuel

Panther Ausf. G
Houffalize


This tank belonged to the 116th Panzerdivision. Its number was originally 111, and it was extracted from the river Ourthe in Sept. 1948

Niederlande

breda

pictures: Neil Warren,
2009

Overloon

pictures: Admin

Panther Ausf. D - Breda

Engine and gearbox missing (used to restore Kevin Wheatcroft’s Panther).
This tank was donated by the Polish Troops as a memorial for their liberation of the city in autumn 1944

Panther Ausf. G
National War and Resistance Museum, Overloon

Engine missing (used to restore the SDKFZ association Jagdpanther), the tracks will be probably restored, but this will take some time.

Frankreich

Samur

Bild: “181010”, April 2008

Samur

Bild:Stephen Drew, July 2006

Samur

Bild: “181010”, April 2008
Panther Ausf. A
Panzermuseum Saumur

Panther Ausf. A
Panzermuseum Saumur


running conditions

Panther Ausf. A
Panzermuseum Saumur

This tank is currently located in the museum reserves and can’t be easily seen by the visitors

Mourmelon-le-Grand


Bild: Pierre-Olivier Buan, May 2008

Samur

Bild: André Kooijman, August 2006

Museum des Augu 1944st

Bild: Musée Août 1944, Falaise

Panther Ausf. A
Mourmelon-le-Grand


This tank served in the 112th Panzer Brigade and participated to the Battle of Dompaire in September 1944. Two Panthers were lost by the 112th, captured by the 2ème Division Blindée (French 2nd Armored Division) and sent to Paris to be exposed in front of the Invalides. In 1976, they were transferred to Saumur. The other Panther, an Ausf. G, is now exposed at Saumur.
The Panther tanks were in use in the French Army from 1945 to 1952, in the 503rd RCC and the 6e Cuirs

Panther Ausf. G - Saumur
Panzermuseum Saumur


This tank served in the 112th Panzer Brigade and participated to the Battle of Dompaire in September 1944. Two Panthers were lost by the 112th, captured by the 2ème Division Blindée (French 2nd Armored Division) and sent to Paris to be exposed in front of the Invalides. In 1976, they were transferred to Saumur. The other Panther, an Ausf. A, is now exposed at Mourmelon

Fgst.Nr. 120790

Panther Ausf. A
Musée Août 1944 / Bataille de la Poche de Falaise

Link to the museum.

Schweiz

Thun

Stephen Drew, August 2006 - http://www.tanxheaven.com/sd/ThunTankMuseum2006/
ThunTankMuseum06.htm

Panther Ausf. D
oder frühe Ausf. A
Fgst. Nr. 210530
Panzermuseum Thun

 

New evidence has shown that the Ausführung of this tank can’t be determined with certainty. In any case, the turret is not an Ausf. G, contrary to what was indicated here and what the Thun museum claims. The mantlet is a replica. This tank can be either an Ausf. D or an early Ausf. A hull with mid-production Ausf. A turret, reconstructed after the war with parts taken on various wrecks. It could also be
a complete Ausf. A tank, with the right turret (but with a replica mantlet) as production shifts were both fluent and rapid (an early Ausf. A usually has pistol ports on the turret sides). Or it's a field modification. Any information about this tank are the most welcome

England

Cadman

Bild: John Harris, July 2007 -
http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=
viewtopic&t =7303&start=15

Bovington


Panther Ausf. A
Rex & Ron Cadman Collection


This tank was given to the Cadman brothers by the Saumur Tank Museum (France) some years ago

Panther Ausf. G spät
Bovington Tank Museum


This tank was built at the Panther factory under the direction of the British Army REME at the end of the war.
It was repainted with a new late camouflage in early 2008

 

Wheatcroft

Bild: http://www.afvnews.ca/pics/
pic67745.jpg

Wheatcroft

Bild: http://www.zundapp.co.uk/kwlata.jpg

Wheatcroft

Bild: Tank Overhaul documentary : The Panther

Panther Ausf. A (früh)


Kevin Wheatcroft Collection


Being restored to running condition.
Hull number 158134, built by Demag

Panther Ausf. A

Kevin Wheatcroft Collection

Panther Ausf. A

Kevin Wheatcroft Collection

Russland

Kubinka

Bild: September 2006 - http://www.dive-tours.ru/_about_us/tanker_day/index.html

Panther Ausf. G
Panzermuseum Kubinka


running condition

propably: manufacturer M.N.H., Fgst.Nr. 128303

pictures from the restoration click

Nordamerika

USA

Littlefield

Aberdeen

Bild: Chris Neel, April 2007 - http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6740

Aberdeen

Bild: Chris Neel, April 2007 - http://the.shadock.free.fr/aberdeen/index.htm

Panther Ausf. A
Jacques Littlefield Collection, Portola, CA


This tank was recovered in 1991 from the river Czarna Nida in Poland.

will be restored to running condition

Panther Ausf. G
Aberdeen U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, MD

Panther Ausf. A
Aberdeen U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, MD

This tank was recovered in Italy

Fort Knox

Bild: May 2005 - http://www.afvnews.ca/pics/pic64119.jpg

Panther Ausf. G
Patton Museum, Fort Knox, KY

Kanada

Ottawa

Bild: http://www.mapleleafup.org/forums/showthread.php?s=
5642535edc7593a80
f072d790f0bff07&threadid=9628&pagenumber=2
"edstorey", January 2008

Panther Ausf. A
Canadian War Museum (CWM) in Ottawa


Cosmetically restored. It was previously on display in the Canadian Forces Base of Borden (Canada).
Hull number 152415