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SdKfz 251/8/C/riveted, at Bovington Tank museum

Bovington 251 /8 /C
Storage in 2017



Type

Its a early production riveted /c version. It was a /8 (ambulance).

History

It was captured by British forces in the desert. One of the pictures taken after its capture shows a barrel strapped to its right exterior. In the collection since the capture. Dry-stored ever since. The riveting-pattern differs from the ex-Aberdeen vehicle in Austin. It has a special step near the rear doors that identifies it as an ambulance. The big strips on the inside are not standard for an anbulance though. It has a hole in the right side armour where the barrel has been.
It was loaned to the pinewood studios for Hotel Sahara
It has been cosmetically restored ca 1990. Repainted overall in and out. (thanks for the information John!)



Bovington 251 /8 /C as captured 251/c/riv

Picture when captured -/- Composition picture for the film



Bovington 251/1/C
John Morrison sends this picture January 1999 of the unrestored interior ca 1975-1980.



Bovington 251/1/C rear view Bovington 251/1/C rear view
Bovington 251/1/C rear view
Pictures of the presentation after the repaint
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Presentation

In 2017 it stil lacks its rear doors and most of its interior. It's in storage in the big hall not visable from the balcony.

Bovington 251/1/C rear view

Bovington 251/1/C rear view

Bovington 251/1/C rear view


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