This is a very rare bit to find a external held item completely recognisable and know exactly where on the tank it came from it is a German Tiger 1 Tank gun barrel cleaning brush holding rack from the top of the hull next to the turret near complete with some battle damage and part of the top holding bracket is missing .The brush rack is 10 inches long and is rusty but still very solid it is relic but has cleaned up very well and is perfect for display or any collection and is a very rare bit of German tiger tank recovered from the battlefield. The brush bracket 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 2x A5 laminated information cards showing exactley where on the tank it is from.
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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