This is a very unusual battlefield find it is a blown apart track wheel from German Kettenkrad half track gun tractor.This wheel which is like time capsule the wheel has been ripped apart by an explosion 75 years ago it is bent and ripped in to the shape that it is today but unbelievable solid it is rusty but so solid condition not braking up at all it has been very well cleaned it is perfect for display or a rare bit for any collection.This wheel 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 link is from a Panzer Lehr division a
unbelievable rare 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.