This is a rare thick section of armoured plate from the famous German Tiger tank it is a blown section of 60mm armoured plate from the side hull behind the main wheels section of armour the only place on a Tiger that had this thickness. This section which has been ripped off in an explosion with jagged edges it is a nice larger size at 7 inches long and 4 inches wide it is rusty but still very solid it is relic but has cleaned up very well and is perfect for display or any collection and are rare bit of German tiger tank recovered normally its 26mm floor armour unusual to get bits from other areas of the tank. The armour section comes from German Tiger Tank of Schwere panzer Abteilung 301 of the 9th Panzer Division part of the 5th Panzer Army it was recovered near Elsdorf south of Dusseldorf in the Ruhr Pocket April 1945 battlefield. The relic comes with a A5 laminated information card.
The 5. Panzerarmee was formed on 8 December 1942 in North Africa through the restructuring of the LXXXX Armee Korps. It surrendered in Tunisia on 9 May 1943. The 5. Panzerarmee was reformed on 5 August 1944 by the redesignation of Panzergruppe West. It fought in Normandy and narrowly escaped being destroyed in the Falaise Pocket. In September 1944, the 5. Panzerarmee launched an unsuccessful counterattack against the U.S. Third Army in Lorraine before withdrawing to the German border. The 9th Division was then partly reformed with schwere panzer abteilung 301 getting new tiger 1 tanks the Army then took part in the failed Ardennes offensive in December 1944 and later fought at the Remagen bridgehead before being destroyed in the Ruhr Pocket on 17 April 1945.
German Tiger Tank of Schwere panzer Abteilung 301 knocked out in Elsdorf
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