This is a German tiger tank blown large section of armoured plate which is probably a internal part still with some shiny weld attached it is less then 10mm thick but is rare to find such a large bit of Tiger armour. The plate has been blown clean of the tank the section is rusty but it has been very nicely cleaned and is in nice solid condition perfect for display or any collection and is a large section at 25 inches by 13 inches in size. The part comes from a tank of schwere panzer abteilung 301 of the 9th panzer division part of the 5th panzer army recovered near Elsdorf south of Dusseldorf in the Ruhr pocket April 1945 battlefield .The relic comes with 2x A5 laminated information cards.
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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