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  • Very rare German armour piercing shell 8.8cm KwK36,L/56 fired by German Tiger 1 Tank in Panzer-Division Müncheberg recovered in the Werbig area on the Seelow heights defended by them in April 1945

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    This is a very rare German armour piercing shell 8.8cm KwK36,L/56 fired by German Tiger 1 Tank, this shell case which has the C/22 electric primer only 88 cases fired by the Tiger tank had theseThe shell is which is in nice condition it is rusty but solid with only a few rust holes it does have a few dents the base it has some faint original markings that can be seen it is complete with its C/22 electric primer. The shell is in nice condition the projectile has some pitting and damage to the driving bands but nothing to bad it still has lots of original colour it is missing its ballistic cap it has been very well cleaned and overall nice condition the projectile is missing part of its driving band but still sits in the case and comes out easy enough the shell is empty and inert and a rare battlefield find. The shell was recovered from the site of a destroyed Tiger tank in the Werbig area on the Seelow heights this was the area defended by them on the April 1945 battlefield the opening battle for Berlin from possibly one of the last 5 tigers ever sent to Eastern front. The shell comes with a pair of A5 laminated information cards with pictures. 

    Panzer-Division Müncheberg began forming on 8 March 1945 in Muncheberg, Germany. The majority of the division's staff and panzer troops were drawn from the 103rd Panzer brigade which had been dissolved three days before; the brigade's commander, Major General Werner Mummert, was placed in command of the division.

    The Müncheberg Division received several Panther tank type G equipped with Sperber infrared(IR) systems, as well as a company of Panzergrenadiers equipped with Sperber IR systems. The division received several of the super heavy Jagdtigers, as well as several King Tigers, and the last five Tiger 1 to be sent to the front. By 12 March the division's strength was 6,836 men. On 18 March the men from an infantry battalion of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler division were used to bolster the division's strength.

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