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This is a Very rare Russian aerial FAB 50 incendiary bomb nose section this section has blown off the bomb when it was dropped. This large heavy lump of bomb is completely empty and inert it is in nice solid condition for a recovered relic it is rusty but solid and have been very well cleaned up and are perfect for display or any collection the section is 11 by 11 inches in size. This is the first time i have ever had aerial bomb from the eastern front that is how rare it is and it comes with 2 x A5 laminated information cards. The bomb would have been dropped on the 46th Panzer Corps as it was recovered near the Village of Gnilets attacked by them during the opening offensive of operation citadel on 5th July 1943 during the attack on the Northern side of the Kursk salient from 5th July-12th July 1943 in Russia.
The German 46th Panzer Corps participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia. The Corps was created as the XXXXVI Army Corps and converted to a Panzer Corps on 21 June 1942.The Panzer Corps took part in Operation Barbarossa and fought in Kiev,Putyvl, Vyazma and Volokolamsk. It later fought in Rusa-Volokolamsk, Rzhev, Vyazma and Yelnya before taking part in operation citadel the battle of Kursk in July 1943 it was commanded by Major General Hans Zorn. It retired to the Svin area in September 1943.