This is a Russian zis 3-76mm anti-tank gun side shield which comes down to be a seat.The shield/seat is rusty and in relic but solid condition it has been well cleaned the moving parts have rusted solid and dont move it does still have some white and black paint remains and has some impact damage on one edge it is perfect for display or any collection and rare to find from the battlefield and a large chunk of Russian anti-tank gun.The shield 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 and on the last photo on the listings shows the shield on the gun.
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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