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This is a VERY RARE 8.8cm KwK 43 shell case in very unusual condition fired by German King Tiger tank. This shell case is near complete and has fantastic condition ripped and bent with impact holes around the top neck it is rusty but solid it is relic but overall in fantastic condition for a steel made shell case it does have a few small rust holes in it as well the case has its primer in place which has been fired the case has been very nicely cleaned and has come up well perfect for display or any collection. The shell case was fired by King Tiger tank of Panzer Division Muncheberg recovered on the Werbig area on the Seelow heights this was the area defended by them on the April 1945 battlefield. This shell case was recovered many years ago and been in private collection ever since available for the first time outside Germany.
Panzer-Division Müncheberg began forming on 8 March 1945 in Muncheberg, Germany. The majority of the division's staff and panzer troops were drawn from the 103rd Panzer brigade which had been dissolved three days before; the brigade's commander, Major General Werner Mummert, was placed in command of the division.
The Müncheberg Division received several Panther tank type G equipped with Sperber infrared(IR) systems, as well as a company of Panzergrenadiers equipped with Sperber IR systems. The division received several of the super heavy Jagdtigers, as well as several King Tigers, and the last five Tiger 1 to be sent to the front. By 12 March the division's strength was 6,836 men. On 18 March the men from an infantry battalion of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler division were used to bolster the division's strength.
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