This is a blown section of winterkette track link which is a centre pin hole and small inspection panel they have both blown off when the tank was hit during the battle. The panel has bent from the force of the explosion both are rusty but solid they have been very well cleaned and are perfect for display or any collection and very rare to get in this good a condition from the battlefield. These parts were used by the very famous Panzer 4 tank this one of the 6th SS Panzer Army was recovered from the battlefield outside Vienna in the area where 6th SS Panzer Army fought in the battle of April 1945.The parts come with a laminated information card with pictures.
The panzer 4 tank was destroyed on the battlefield outside of Vienna in the area the 6th SS panzer army fought until the remnants managed to withdraw to a new defensive position. The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian fronts in order to invade and capture the city. The offensive lasted from 2 April to 13 April 1945. The Soviets placed the city under siege, facing only a single Panzer corps. After a few days’ street fighting, the defenders had destroyed all but two of the Danube bridges, and the Panzers escaped encirclement. The incoming Soviets devastated the old city, and there was much brutality against civilians. Stalin approved the restoration of Austria as a sovereign country.
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