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Number 1, Dresden

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A very polite and remarkably open minded letter from the curator solved a few questions:
The sWS in our collection has the 100hp Maybach HL 42 engine.
2. The artillery body with the seats and storage bins for ammunition are a reconstruction from the early 70's when the vehicle and chassis was restored. The museum's workers lacked specific knowledge of the German halftrack movers, and recreated a body in the style of the "mittleren Zugkraftwagen" 5t(Sd.Kfz.6) and 8t (Sd.Kfz.7).
The schwere Wehrmacht Schlepper was upto the addition to the than Army museum of the DDR used in a state forestry company in the region "Luckenwalde" for hauling and pulling heavy logs.
The simplified track spokewheels are originals from the 2nd world war.


Now that's information! Many thanks! Turns out this museum is as friendly and straight forward in all its things. Visit it if you can after it's re-opening oktober 2011.
The dash is almost bare and the plate above the frontwheels must be post war. But it is by far the most interresting survivor, and the single one so far that has any original bodywork.

Fahrgestellnumber 150362, built in 1944 by Büssing-Nag

1986

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1990

Unknown photographer
(Please mail me to add a photocredit)


Pictures from my visit in August 2009. Not only the front of the body is original, but also the spoke wheels. Even more interesting one inner pair of the track wheels is made up of a normal and a spoke wheel.

All kind of nice details on it. The engine compartment opens in an original way. Simple sturdy construction, as all on this magnificent vehicle. The engine hasn't run in quite a while but is original and the vehicle is stored in the best possible conditions.

(Click the picture for a small walkaround and some additional info)


Number 2, Overloon, Holland

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The Liberty Park museum in Overloon, the Dutch national war and peace, remembrance museum, and home to many treasure, houses the light "Sandgelb" softskinned surviver today. It stil has the shipping labels from its trip over the Atlantic on it's nose. Together with a nice dent. It's on a temporary stay in the collection. It's going to get the thorough restoration that it deserves. It's a "Versuchsfahrzeug"(Test vehicle). It has different tracks than normal. Fahrgestellnumber is 2018, built by Büssing-Nag

It's life after German service so far.
According to the French "Magazine 39/45", both chassis were discovered in a gravelyard in France. They carried huge machinery used for the gravel production. The article showed the beginning of their restoration.
The Arlon museum made replica bodies for them. (Many thanks to André Flener and Bob Graebe!)

The Arlon period.

Chassis strip

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Front axle

Photo:André Flener

The Auburn museum. Most of the Arlon collection was sold to the Auburn museum.

A good look at the bare dash (© Andrew Albrecht 2007)

Bulkhead in the Cab (© Eric Peytavin de Garam 2009 SMHB )

Under the dash (© Eric Peytavin de Garam 2009 SMHB )

Exhaust and around (© Eric Peytavin de Garam 2009 SMHB )

See the Overloon December 2011 page for the current state and a lot of details.


Number 3, Münster, Germany

It's being restored as we speak. It's to get a place in the famous Münster collection. It's going to get the thorough restoration that it deserves. Fahrgestellnumber 250041, built by Tatra.

It's life after German service so far.
According to the French "Magazine 39/45", both chassis were discovered in a gravelyard in France. They carried huge machinery used for the gravel production. The article showed the beginning of their restoration.
The Arlon museum made a replica body for it. (Many thanks to André Flener and Bob Graebe!)

The Arlon period.

Promtional

Photo:André Flener

The Auburn museum. Most of the Arlon collection was sold to the Auburn museum.

The Münster museum. The first pictures turned up in 2014 on facebook.


Nr. 4 Dusseldorf

An add in "Military Machines International" magazine in early 2003 and a picture in september. Being the fourth know survivor of a very rare vehicle. It's added to the Wheatcroft Collection. (Many thanks to André Flener and Bob Graebe!) The chassis is possibly ex-armoured, by the remains on the front. It wil take a lot to make a complete vehicle from it. The frontwheel is not original, the torsionbar's are gone. Hopefully we wil see more of it. (Thanks to David Rae for the pictures).

Photo credits Mr. David Reay
The add A bigger picture On the Wheatcroft terrain On the Wheatcroft terrain

One of the 5 Versuch Vehicles that were built. Fahrgestellnumber 2021, built by Büssing-Nag. At the moment the chassis is in Dusseldorf. It is to be completly restored.


Nr 5, A Polish earthfind called "Paula"

On the famous German Schatzsucher forum this earthfind is shown somewhere 2004 / 2005.
Fahrgestellnumber 150129, built by Büssing-Nag.

Paula is stil under construction. She has been severely damaged in the excavation, but she is complete.



Parts


Poteau (Belgium)

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André Flener, of the Poteau museum, took the pictures of one of the many many exhibits in the Poteau museum. A tracklink found in the ardennes of a sWS.


Diekirch (Luxemburg)

Among the many impressive and odd objects in this beautiful museum without an identification this wheel stands among many others. (Picture of myself)


U.S.A.


Sold for a staggering 600 dollar though this very rare wheel is advertised as "original camouflaged Panther Tank Road Wheel". The add says the wheel is 32” in diameter. The rubber was made by "Continental". See the wheels page.



Koblenz (Germany)


(Also check out the website: Landmark scout) At the unrivaled collection of German weapons in Koblenz there is also a Nebelwerfer that was part of an armored sWS. Only the first 2 pictures are my own. I've lost the information on who send the rest.


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A wheel sold on Ebay.


Germany

An identify question turns up another wheel on: Multiboard


Rokycany (Czech republic)


In the military museum of Rokycany, a track wheel (the pressed type) with nice original "sandgelb" paint was photographed. Whether the replaced centre is from the period or from a later repair would be ver interresting to know.


Undisclosed (Belgium) 2014

Pristinly restored in their original colour, this nice collection of track links give a very good detail picture of how the tracks where made.


Warsaw, Poland 2015

Among the many exhibits, two drive sprockets.



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