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This is a wheel from the back tracks used by German sdkfz 6 half track nice recovered relic with over half of its tyre the rest looks like it has been blown off. The wheel that the rubber tyre is very solid not braking up and has some of its maker markings and numbers that can be seen partly. On it the metal centre it has extra bolt holes drilled not sure if by the Germans themselves or post war for civilian use it is still its nice round shape no impact marks still with some very small remains of its original paintwork not much at all really it is in relic condition rusty but still solid and has been very nicely cleaned perfect for any display or collection. The wheel from German sdkfz 6 halftrack of the 9th Panzer Division part of the 5th Panzer Army it was recovered from near Elsdorf south of Dusseldorf in the Ruhr Pocket April 1945 battlefield. The wheel comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures.
The 5. Panzerarmee was formed on 8 December 1942 in North Africa through the restructuring of the LXXXX Armee Korps. It surrendered in Tunisia on 9 May 1943. The 5. Panzerarmee was reformed on 5 August 1944 by the redesignation of Panzergruppe West. It fought in Normandy and narrowly escaped being destroyed in the Falaise Pocket. In September 1944, the 5. Panzerarmee launched an unsuccessful counterattack against the U.S. Third Army in Lorraine before withdrawing to the German border. The 9th Division was then partly reformed with schwere panzer abteilung 301 getting new tiger 1 tanks the Army then took part in the failed Ardennes offensive in December 1944 and later fought at the Remagen bridgehead before being destroyed in the Ruhr Pocket on 17 April 1945.