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Another restoration begins (Leloup's Panther)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:31 pm
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this is a photo of Leloup's (Falaise) Panther being transferred to a new museum that will open in Omaha Beach sector, and named Omaha Overlord Museum (the Falaise museum will be fully transferred to a bigger museum with about 40 vehicles, including SdKfz 251, Panzer IV, Panther, Shermans etc..).

More information here : http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649073

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:02 pm
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Where's this one from? Saumur's backlot?
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Where's this one from? Saumur's backlot?


Yes, it's from the Saumur backlot. Here's a picture of it taken in the 70's:


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http://www.larenaissance-lebessin.fr/2013/02/11/colleville-sur-mer-la-collection-de-l%E2%80%99omaha-overlord-museum-prend-place

I've seen the owner of the museum last Saturday, and he told me that the Panther will be displayed in the new museum (near Omaha Beach), in a diorama representing a field repair unit of the Wehrmacht.

I've edited the 1st post, since the information before editing was incorrect.

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Oh, it's the old Falaise museum's Panther. OK, call me thick!
Good to see it's going to get some TLC at long last!
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well, what's satisfying is to get a recent and decent shot of that vehicle. I was looking for a picture like this one for years !!

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well, what's satisfying is to get a recent and decent shot of that vehicle. I was looking for a picture like this one for years !!

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I know what you mean. A picture with all the bits and pieces assembled, not just a completely stripped turret on a stripped hull. Smile

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I know what you mean. A picture with all the bits and pieces assembled, not just a completely stripped turret on a stripped hull. Smile


well, the next step is to see it a little bit more completed, with the roadwheels, sprockets and other items that Nicolas Leloup has gathered lately. I also would like to see it displayed in the diorama representing a field repair unit of the Wehrmacht, with the German WW2 gantry owned by Leloup. That's what is planned in the new museum.

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