This is a large heavy section of 22mm armour plate from the rear of the turret attached to 8mm armour plate from upper hull top ripped off in a explosion.The section which is from the base of the rear of turret still attached upper hull still with a lot of sand beige paintwork on it very rare this is the only place on the tank that had these 2 armour sizes jointed together.This section is in relic condition rusty but solid and a heavy solid lump of armour still with a lot of nice shiny weld clear to see the whole panel has been nicely cleaned and the very rare bit still has a lot of original sand beige paintwork on both sides and has the holes ware the rivets went in and one rivet in place this large size section is 22 inches long and 7 inches wide it has been nicely cleaned perfect for display
The battle around Kiev in 1941 was an unprecedented defeat for the Red Army the encirclement by German forces of Army group South trapped 452,700 soldiers, 2,642 guns and mortars and 64 tanks, of which scarcely 15,000 escaped from the encirclement by 2 October. The Southwestern Front suffered 700,544 casualties, including 616,304 killed, captured or missing during the battle.
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