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Surviving German Armoured Vehicles

Last update : 18 February 2012

Listed here are the German Armoured Vehicles that still exist today.

"baku13", August 2005 -

Daimler DZVR 21 Schupo-Sonderwagen ­ Panzermuseum Munster (Germany)

"Taranov", March 2009 -

SdKfz. 222 ­ Kubinka Tank Museum (Russia)

This vehicle is back at the museum after a 2-year restoration. The restoration is only cosmetical, missing exterior components were added ("Taranov")

Roger Cain, May 2004 -

SdKfz. 222 ­ Jacques Littlefield Collection, Portola, CA (USA)

Pierre-Olivier Buan, May 2009 -

SdKfz. 221 ­ Private collection, Vermelles (France) ­ Running condition

This vehicle was previously part of the 39-45 Museum in Roscoff (France), which closed its doors. The entire museum was sold to a collector who lives near Vermelles (Northern France). ** The Horch chassis was recovered shortly after the war by a mechanic, from the area of Sizun in Britanny (France), where it was left by the German army in 1944. In the 1970s, this chassis was bought by the owner of the Roscoff 39-45 museum, who restored it. Original SdKfz 223 armour plates have also been discovered (engine cover and turret plates). The hull/turret were reconstructed with these plates and new steel, which makes this vehicle mostly a replica (information from the previous owner)

Rudi Ehninger, photo taken during the 80s

SdKfz. 223 ­ Dehnhardt Private collection, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)

Gary Binder, May 2009 -

SdKfz. 223 ­ National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, GA (USA)

Fahrgestell number 8101396, original Registration Number WH-1620274. It was shipped to Fort Knox in December 1946 (Don Moriarty). This vehicle is currently stored and is not publicly visible

Pierre-Olivier Buan, August 2008 -

SdKfz. 231 (8-rad) ­ Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz (Germany)

This vehicle was previously part of the Aberdeen US Army Ordnance Museum (USA) and was returned in the 80s (Rudi Ehninger, Brigadier General (rtd) German Panzertruppe)

"rahul m", November 2010 -

SdKfz. 231 (8-rad) ­ Armoured Corps Museum, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra (India)

"Hohum", October 2008 -

SdKfz. 234/3 ­ Bovington Tank Museum (UK)

Lesley Delsing, September 2007 -

SdKfz. 234/4 ­ Munster Panzer Museum (Germany)

This vehicle comes from Bovington. The fenders are not original and were not properly restored (Rudi Ehninger, Brigadier General (rtd) German Panzertruppe)

John D. Helms, February 2011 -!i=1198273110&k=MtJbe

SdKfz. 234/4 ­ National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, GA (USA)

This vehicle is currently stored and is not publicly visible

Photo provided by "Sander D", taken in the 1970s or 1980s

SdKfz. 254 (Saurer RK-7) ­ Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz (Germany)

This vehicle comes from the Aberdeen US Army Ordnance Museum (USA), it has been captured in Lybia in 1943 and sent to the USA for evaluation. It was brought back to Germany in the 1980s (Rudi Ehninger, Brigadier General (rtd) German Panzertruppe)

"TomcaT", October 2007 -

SdKfz 8/DB 10 "Lufcik" ­ Skansen Rzeki Pilicy, Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)

This Luftwaffe artillery tractor is based on a SdKfz 8 chassis. This vehicle (registration number WL 323863) was recovered from the Pilica River in 1999. The reconstruction was finished in 2003 and in 2005, it was in running condition. The orginal Maybach engine was replaced with a Russian KRAZ truck engine because of missing parts (Poland AFVs register)

Ed Straten, 2002

SdKfz. 222 chassis ­ Private collection (UK)

This chassis comes from the Dutch army and went to the Wings of Liberation Museum in Best (Netherlands) before being sold to a British collector in the early 2000s (Ed Straten). Any more information about this chassis is the most welcome

SdKfz. 223 hull ­ Private collection (UK)

Any more information about this hull is the most welcome

"Bukvoed", June 2006 -

SdKfz. 222 turret ­ Yad Mordechai Battlefield reconstruction site (Israel)

SdKfz. 223 turret ­ Private collection (Hungary)

Found in 2007 the vicinity of Székesfehérvár. It was previously used as a basis for a wine press :

Patrick Kraft -

15cm Panzerwerfer 42 ­ Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz (Germany)

This is the main armament for the Sdkfz. 4/1 15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Maultier!2Puma-01.htm

SdKfz. 234/2 Puma main gun ­ Munster Panzer Museum (Germany)

This gun is a 5 cm KwK 39 L/6

I'm looking for photos of those German armoured cars :

SdKfz. 254 (Saurer RK-7) ­ Kevin Wheatcroft Collection (UK) SdKfz. 254 (Saurer RK-7) ­ Jim Gilmore collection, PA (USA)

After WW2, this vehicle was used to make a 'tank' whereby a Czech family escaped to the West. The Czech man who escaped with it changed the superstructure to look more "Russian". The vehicle then made a tour of the US to help sell bonds. (source : )

any other armoured car that I forgot ....

This document is a compilation of photos published on the web. I would like to thank especially Rafal Bialcki, who deserved the most of the job on this document, and also the people who took these photos and put them on their websites, or sent them to me, and those who helped me doing these lists (particularly people of the AFV News Discussion Board). For any question, you can email me at [email protected] Main page :


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