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  • Battle damaged tyre from wheel of German half track of the Panzer Lehr division recovered near Rochefort in the Ardennes Forest from the battle of the Bulge

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    Battle damaged tyre from wheel of German half track.The tyre has been blown and bent of the wheel but is complete just out of shape the rim is rusty but solid the tyre is solid as well and has some of its original markings clear to read and retains its black colour it is relic but very good condition relic perfect for any collection or display.The half track tyre was recovered from near Rochefort which was a village attacked by the Panzer Lehr division on the 23rd December 1944 so this how we know this tyre is from a Panzer Lehr division a very nice relic from the Ardennes Forest campaign during the battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945.A very rare relic from this famous battle that comes with a A5 laminated information sheet.

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    During the run up to the offensive, Panzer Lehr was kept in reserve on 15 December, the day before the offensive began, Panzer Lehr was still severely understrength, with only one of its two tank battalions ready for action, the other restored to its parent unit, the 3rd panzer division. Both of its panzergrenadier regiments were at 80 percent of its authorized strength. It had only 57 tanks (30 Panthers and 27 Panzer IV) and 20 Jagdpanzer IV/70's by the time the attack jumped off.  

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