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WW1 German tank "Mephisto" now located at the Australian war memorial Canberra

Article about: The one and Only WW1 German tank Mephisto has arrived at the Canberra War Memorial in the nations capitol , It has made its way down from the Queensland Museum and will be on display in Anza

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    The one and Only WW1 German tank Mephisto has arrived at the Canberra War Memorial in the nations capitol , It has made its way down from the Queensland Museum and will be on display in Anzac Hall until April 2017 , it has been fully restored .

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    Hello,

    Thanks for the pictures, really great! Now I will have to go there to see it with my own eyes!

    A.

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    Wow .... well there goes the decider! The maroons cant win now that Mephisto is down south! !
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    A state versus state, mate versus mate football game for you northerners. ......
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I can remember as a child climbing on the old girl when it was still displayed outside in the elements at the rear entrance to the Queensland museum. Now it has to be in a airtight bubble everywhere it goes. How times have changed.

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    What's happened to the conning tower on top of the vehicle?

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    What's happened to the conning tower on top of the vehicle?
    Looks like it aint had the "tower" for a while, it's missing on this 1919 photo of it being dragged to the Queensland Museum by two steamrollers!...
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    I caught up with 'Mephisto' at the AWM on the weekend. Tough to photograph with the subdued lighting but an impressive beast nonetheless!!

    .... and ( for a change ) a sympathetic camouflage paint job - well done to whomever orchestrated that.

    Dan


    PS - to answer the question as to the whereabouts of the conning tower, look at the photo of the open hatch - the blue lighted insides show a caved in roof structure...... not sure how/when that happened?
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    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    May have ben damaged in transport at some stage (especially early on)-or it might have rolled in action-not very stable by modern standards!
    'Wings Of The Great War' make a premade/painted model of Mephisto Wings of the Great War WW10204 German Sturmpanzerwagen A7V Infantry Support Tank - "Mephisto", Villers-Bretonneux, July 1918 (1:72 Scale)

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