This is a nice Russian tank relic a Russian IS-2 josef stalin tank a section of 30mm armoured plate from the hull or turret top the only places that had this thickness or armour.This section of armour which still has some small remains of original green paintwork it has jagged edges where it ripped of the tank it has been very nicely cleaned it is in nice solid condition perfect for display or any collection and is 8 inches long by 4 inches wide in size a heavy lump of armour.This section of armoured plate was recovered from near Kaunas in Lithuania from Battles around the City in August 1944 during the Russian offensive in Operation Bagration. The shell case which comes with a laminated A5 information card with picture.
Operation Bagration which cleared German forces from the Belorussian USSR and eastern Poland between 22 June and 19 August 1944. The operation resulted in the almost complete destruction of an entire German army group, with the loss of Army group centre’s Fourth Army, Third panzer Army and Ninth Army. The Kaunas Offensive covered the operations of Chernyakhovsky's 3rd Belorussian front from 28 July to 28 August, towards the Lithuanian city of Kaunas, subsequent to their completion of the offensive against Vilnius. By 30 July all Wehrmacht resistance on the approaches to the Neman River had retreated or been annihilated. Two days later the city of Kaunas was under Soviet control.
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