This is a Very rare to find in this condition a unused track link type 5[B] autumn 1942 pattern still with green and brown camouflage paint remains this would have been a spare one from the side of the tank which has never been used on the wheels of Panzer 4 tank. The link which is pretty much un damaged it still has its maker markings partly clear to see on the bottom the cleats are perfect condition it is rusty but not to bad at all it is still very solid it is relic but has cleaned up very well and is perfect for display or any collection and a nice bit of tank from the work horse and most produced tank of the German army in World War 2.The track link is from German Panzer 4 tank of the 4th Panzer Army Wehrmacht it was recovered on the Dom river area where they fought in the battles of November- December 1942 outside Stalingrad in Russia. The link comes with 2xA5 laminated information cards.
The 4th Panzer Army which had in it units which included the 14th and 24th panzer Divisions and 92nd infantry Division was under the command of General Hermann Hoth it guarded the outside perimeter of Stalingrad while the 6th Army was engaged in the battle to capture the city. For over two months, the 6th Army was embroiled in vicious fighting in the city; though it was able to take over 90% of the city, it was unable to destroy the last pockets of resistance. On 19 November 1942, the Red Army launched operation Uranus, a counter-offensive which encircled of the entire 6th Army the 4th Paer was fighting Russian forces outside the city during the whole of November and December and tried and failed to break the encirclement of Stalingrad in Operation winter storm in December 1942.
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