This is a German panther tank solid metal Inspection cover with some paint remains .This thick metal cover properly from the engine area has been very nicely cleaned it is in nice solid condition perfect for display or any collection and is 10 inches long and 7 inches wide in size a solid heavy lump of tank and unusual to find from the battlefield .This cover was recovered from near Rochefort which was a village attacked by the Panzer Lehr division on the 23rd December 1944 so this how we know this bar is from a Panzer Lehr division panther tank a very nice relic from the Ardennes Forest campaign 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.
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During the run up to the offensive, Panzer Lehr was kept in reserve on 15 December, the day before the offensive began, Panzer Lehr was still severely understrength, with only one of its two tank battalions ready for action, the other restored to its parent unit, the 3rd panzer division. Both of its panzergrenadier regiments were at 80 percent of its authorized strength. It had only 57 tanks (30 Panthers and 27 Panzer IV) and 20 Jagdpanzer IV/70's by the time the attack jumped off.
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