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  • German steel shell case 7.5cm KwK42 with battle damage, nice solid condition fired by Panther tank of the 46th Panzer Corps recovered near Gnilets attacked by them on 5th July 1943 during the attack on the Kursk salient

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    This is a German steel shell case 7.5cm KwK42 fired by Panther Tank which has battle damage around the neck and the sides either from when fired or driven on when thrown out the tank. The case is rusty but solid and is in relic condition it does have some rust holes and damage and cracks as well but it is very solid and is not braking up or falling apart the case has none of the original markings that can be seen on the bottom it is overall very nicely cleaned a solid relic perfect for display or any collection and getting harder to find especially so solid still from the battlefield. The shell case would have been fired by a Panther tank of the 46th Panzer Corps as it was recovered near the Village of Gnilets attacked by them during the opening offensive of operation citadel on 5th July 1943 during the attack on the Northern side of the Kursk salient from 5th July-12th July 1943 in Russia and it comes with 2 x A5 laminated information cards.

    The German 46th Panzer Corps participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia. The Corps was created as the XXXXVI Army Corps and converted to a Panzer Corps on 21 June 1942.The Panzer Corps took part in Operation Barbarossa and fought in Kiev,Putyvl, Vyazma and Volokolamsk. It later fought in Rusa-Volokolamsk, Rzhev, Vyazma and Yelnya before taking part in operation citadel the battle of Kursk in July 1943 it was commanded by Major General Hans Zorn. It retired to the Svin area in September 1943.
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