This is a German battle damaged winterkette track link type 6 [B] October 1942 pattern which is the rarer one to find this one is missing the end section of the link which has blown or snapped off possibly during the battle. The link which has fantastic condition maker markings which can be seen very clearly the link is rusty but solid it is pretty much undamaged other then the stated bit it is a nice example of this famous link which has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and very rare to get in this good a condition from the battlefield. This link used by the very famous Panzer 4 tank this one of the 6th SS Panzer Army was recovered from the battlefield outside Vienna in the area where 6th SS Panzer Army fought in the battle of April 1945.The track link comes with a laminated information card with pictures.
The panzer 4 tank was destroyed on the battlefield outside of Vienna in the area the 6th SS panzer army fought until the remnants managed to withdraw to a new defensive position. The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian fronts in order to invade and capture the city. The offensive lasted from 2 April to 13 April 1945. The Soviets placed the city under siege, facing only a single Panzer corps. After a few days’ street fighting, the defenders had destroyed all but two of the Danube bridges, and the Panzers escaped encirclement. The incoming Soviets devastated the old city, and there was much brutality against civilians. Stalin approved the restoration of Austria as a sovereign country.
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