This is 3 blown sections of track link pin all are middle sections of pin. The pin sections have been blown clean of the tank the sections are rusty and have been very nicely cleaned they are in nice solid condition perfect for display or any collection and are a nice size at 2-3 inches long and are very rare bits of German tiger tank recovered from the battlefield. These pins were 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 pin sections 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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