The engine grinds into action followed by a mixture of white and black exhaust fumes that burst from the rear of the Panther V tank. Slowly, it drives onto the trailer ready for transport. This will be the start of its journey when it leaves The Armor Museum of Saumur in France and makes its way to Overloon in the Netherlands, where it is attending the Militracks 2019 show.
Overloon Museum is very pleased that this tank will be attending its special event show: Militracks 2019. This show attracts some of the biggest and most important military hardware. This isn’t the first time Armor Museum of Saumur has supplied tanks to attend this show – in 2018 they sent the Tiger II. And now the Panther V will be taking the same route.
During the Militracks weekend, there are German motorcycles, passenger cars, trucks, half-tracks and tanks on display that were predominantly in the service of the Wehrmacht. German vehicle technology at that time was in many cases qualitatively better than that of the Allies. At Militracks, these mobile military machines will demonstrate – and in some cases literally – how that technology worked. The vehicles are also not just set up in static displays but driven around on the special kilometre-and-a-half trail on the museum grounds. It is also possible to ride along.
You can buy tickets for rides on the grounds themselves.
- Wheel vehicles + unarmoured halftracks (A-tickets): € 5 per ride/lap
- Kettenkrads (B-tickets): € 10 per ride/lap
- Armoured halftracks SdKfz 250 + SdKfz 251 (C-tickets): € 20 per ride/lap
- If available: StuG (D-tickets): € 50 per ride/lap
There will be a very limited bunch of P-tickets as well, which are called “Turmtickets” as these only allow visitors the ability to look inside the Panther. Price per ticket: €50.