Craig Moore finds out how restoration work is progressing on the World War Two-era Nashorn tank hunter damaged in a 2019 fire

The Nashorn on display at the Overloon War Museum in Holland
The Nashorn’s base coat of dunkelgelb sandy yellow paint has now had brown and green camouflage lines added

By 1942, the workhorses of the German armoured divisions, the Panzer III and IV lacked strong enough armament to penetrate heavy Soviet and British armour.

Therefore an interim vehicle had to be produced, while waiting for the powerful Tiger and Panther tanks to come off the production line.

The solution was the 8.8cm PaK 43/1 auf Fgst Pz Kpfw III und IV (Sf) S.Kfz164, a mouthful to be sure. By 1943, it was referred to by its popular nickname- the Rhinoceros, or Nashorn.

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