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  • German two round ammunition box for early Panzer 4 tank fitted with KwK 37 short-barrelled gun relic condition used by the 12th SS Panzer Division recovered in 2007 in the Ardennes Forest, village of Krinkelt, attacked by them during the Battle

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    This is a German two round ammunition box for early Panzer 4 tank fitted with KwK 37 short-barrelled 75mm infantry support gun a rare box to find especially baing used late war . The box which is in nice solid condition but does have a lot of rust holes and rust damage not complete the lid is not attached but still has its carry handle it has been cleaned up very well and retains a very small bit of its original colour and paintwork there are no markings that can be seen the is very relic but very solid not braking up or falling apart it is perfect for display or any collection. The shell crate was used by the 12th SS Panzer Division recovered in 2007 from the surface of the woods in the Ardennes Forest outside the village of Krinkelt which was attacked on the 17-18 December by them during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945. A very rare relic from this famous battle that comes with a A5 laminated information sheet.

    During the night of December 17-18, tanks from the 12th SS (now extricated from the mud) broke through the U. S. line and pushed into Krinkelt, only to be expelled by a hasty counterattack. The 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitler Youth” lost 67 of its 136 tanks in the first three days of the battles for Krinkelt and Rocherath.  The fighting was fierce and, because the American soldiers had heard that the SS were shooting captives, few prisoners were taken by either side.

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    Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.D mit 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 - Tank Encyclopedia