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  • Fantastic German metal transport container for 76.2mm anti tank gun shell with rare 1942 pattern Dunkelgelb paintwork recovered in German ammunition storage bunker used by SS Nordland Division,1944 Narva Battle in Estonia,recovered in 2022

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    This is a part of a group of items recovered in 2022 from an old German ammunition bunker site which was blown up by the Russians after it was captured this is why most of the items are battle-damaged. This is a German near complete metal transport container for a German 7.62cm pak [36]r anti-tank gun shell it is missing its lid.This tube with rare sand colour 1942 pattern Dunkelgelb paintwork which is the only one so far found with this paintwork.These tubes are rare to find from the battlefield as they are only thin metal and normally rotted away. The tube is complete but ripped in to 2 parts it still has most of its original sand colour paintwork and black stamped markings on the side clear to see it does have some rust holes and damage obviously being in 2 parts but the tube is still very solid and not braking up or falling apart and on the inside it has its wooden rail remains and its bottom rack still in place it has been very well cleaned perfect for display and a rare one for the collection with this paintwork.The item comes with 2xA5 laminated information cards with many pictures.

    The tube was recovered from a German ammunition storage bunker which on the information cards you can see what one of these bunkers looked like being made and the plans for one also on the cards are photographs of the recovery of some of the items as they were recovered from the bunker complex this year. The ammunition dump site around Udria was the location of multiple bunkers which were blown up by the Russian Army after capture. Originally used by SS artillery Regiment 11 of the 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland. Originally a rear area storage area for Narva itself, the battle of February-June 1944.This was also the rear area of the German Panther line from July until August 1944 it was part of the battlefield in front of the Tannenberg line on the Northern coast of Estonia from the Narva battlefield in Estonia. 

    The German 7.62cm pak [36]r anti-tank gun this designation was the captured Russian 76.2 mm zis 3 anti-tank gun. Which the Germans rebored the barrel to a larger size to use a pak 40 shell case along with the German made [36]r projectile to give the gun more penetrating power against tanks. 

    The Battle of Narva took place from February 2, 1944 - August 10, 1944. Basically, the only reason for this battle was Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin wanted the area around Narva (Estonia) for an air base and an entrance for the invasion of Prussia. However, things didn't go as Stalin planned. The German Army hit the Soviets fast and hard resulting in 480,000 casualties compared to Germany's 68,000. The German forces involved the battle were III SS (Germanic) Panzer Corps XXVI Army Corps XXXXIII Army Corps Eastern sector, coastal defence. The 3rd (Germanic) SS Panzer Corps their order battle as of the 15th June 1944 was 103rd SS Heavy Panzer Battalion, SS Nordland Division also 20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS 1st Estonian and 4th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Brigade Netherlands.


    German steel shell case fired by PAK[36]r anti-tank gun which is the  captured Russian 76.2mm ZIS 3 gun also mounted in to German Marder 3 tank  destroyer recovered from Seelow Heights 1945,Berlin |