This is a Russian 45mm M1942 anti-tank gun wheel which still has part of the drive shaft attached.The wheel is missing its rubber tyre it is rusty and in relic but solid condition it has been well cleaned it does still have some sand colour paint remains left on it and has Russian maker markings still clear to see in the middle of it the wheel is perfect for display or any collection and rare to find from the battlefield such a large bit of Russian anti-tank gun.The wheel was recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin.A very nice rare relic from the famous Russian gun which comes with a A5 laminated information card.
This battle is often incorporated into the Battle of the Oder-Neisse. The Seelow Heights was where some of the most bitter fighting in the overall battle took place, but it was only one of several crossing points along the Oder and Neisse rivers where the Soviets attacked. The Battle of the Oder-Neisse was itself only the opening phase of the Battle of Berlin.
The result was the encirclement of the German 9th Army and the Battle of Halbe.
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