This is a German Tiger 1 Tank track link front sprocket section which is pretty much a single single tooth which has been ripped off in an explosion .The sprocket section which is 5 inches long it is rusty but still very solid it is relic but has cleaned up very well and is perfect for display or any collection a very rare bit of German tiger tank recovered from the battlefield.This track link sprocket section was 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 sprocket 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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