This is a large heavy section of 10 mm armoured plate ripped off in a explosion.The section which is from the rear upper hull with sand beige paintwork still on it this is the only place on the tank that had 10 mm armour.This section is in relic condition rusty but solid and a heavy solid lump of armour still with connector panels attached 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 this large size section is 16 inches long and 10 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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