This is a German Tiger 1 Tank blown nice section of armour plate blown off the tank when it was hit it is 26mm armour plate from the underbelly or turret roof the only places that had this thickness but with all the recovered parts being from lower part of tank this must be underbelly.The plate has been blown clean of the tank the section it is rusty and has been very nicely cleaned it is in nice solid condition perfect for display or any collection and is a nice size at 6 inches long by 3 inches wide a very rare bit of German tiger tank recovered from the battlefield.This armour plate recovered from the site of destroyed German Tiger 1 Tank of the 6th SS Panzer Army recovered near Vienna from the battle of April 1945.The armour section comes with a laminated information card with pictures.
The Tiger 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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