This is a nice and very rare to find German Panzerfaust klein anti-tank rocket launcher tube with some very small remains of original paintwork partly clear to see it is missing its trigger and range site. The tube is in relic but solid condition it has been very well cleaned it is perfect to display or and a rare one for any collection and the rarest type to find recovered from the battlefield. The tube is empty and inert and was recovered from the forest outside of the town of Wiltz on the Belgium-Luxembourg border the area was attacked and captured by the German 5th Parachute Division on 16-18th December 1944 during the German offensive in the Ardennes Forest the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944-1945. A very nice and unusual relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war. The tube comes with a A5 laminated information card.
German 5th Parachute Division was a fallschirmjager (paratroop) division in the German Luftwaffe it was formed in France in early 1944, commanded by Gustav Wilke and was the last division to receive near full fallschirmjäger training. It contained the 13th, 14th and 15th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 5th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.For the Ardennes offensive it was in the German 7th Army part of the 85th infantry Division attacking on the southern flank of the attack towards Luxembourg.
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