This is a Very rare German crewman's radio headset remains which are not complete but so unusual to find from a destroyed tank site. The headset which are metal, bakerite and leather made most of them still retain there original colours and has maker markings on them with lots of electrical parts and wiring still there the metal parts are rusty but still very solid they are relic but have cleaned up very well and are perfect for display or any collection and are rare bit of German tiger tank recovered from the battlefield. The headset comes from German Tiger Tank of Schwere panzer Abteilung 301 of the 9th Panzer Division part of the 5th Panzer Army it was recovered from the site of destroyed Tiger tank near Elsdorf south of Dusseldorf in the Ruhr Pocket April 1945 battlefield. The relic comes with 2x A5 laminated information cards with pictures.
The 5. Panzerarmee was formed on 8 December 1942 in North Africa through the restructuring of the LXXXX Armee Korps. It surrendered in Tunisia on 9 May 1943. The 5. Panzerarmee was reformed on 5 August 1944 by the redesignation of Panzergruppe West. It fought in Normandy and narrowly escaped being destroyed in the Falaise Pocket. In September 1944, the 5. Panzerarmee launched an unsuccessful counterattack against the U.S. Third Army in Lorraine before withdrawing to the German border. The 9th Division was then partly reformed with schwere panzer abteilung 301 getting new tiger 1 tanks the Army then took part in the failed Ardennes offensive in December 1944 and later fought at the Remagen bridgehead before being destroyed in the Ruhr Pocket on 17 April 1945.
German Tiger Tank of Schwere panzer Abteilung 301 knocked out in Elsdorf
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