This is a very rare find from the battlefield the base of a case of a German Tiger 1 tank fired 8.8cm KwK36,L56 steel shell case which has the C/22 electric primer only 88 cases fired by the Tiger tank had these. The shell case base where the rest of the case has been ripped off the base has no markings on the bottom which can be seen it is in relic condition it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection a very rare bit of German tiger tank recovered from the battlefield. This shell case base was recovered from the site of destroyed German Tiger 1 Tank of the 6th SS Panzer Army recovered near Vienna from the battle of April 1945.The shell case comes with a laminated information card with pictures.
The Tiger 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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