This is a Snow chain for track link on a German sdkfz 9 halftrack it is complete and un damaged. The chain is in relic condition but are still very solid condition and has been lightly cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The snow chain recovered near Rochefort which was a village attacked by the Panzer Lehr division on the 23rd December 1944 so this is how we know this chain is from a Panzer Lehr division halftrack they were the only ones in the area .The sdkfz 9 halftrack of the Panzer Lehr division was destroyed in the Ardennes Forest campaign during the battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945.A very nice relic from this famous battle that comes with a A5 laminated information sheet.
During the run up to the offensive, Panzer Lehr was kept in reserve on 15 December, the day before the offensive began, Panzer Lehr was still severely understrength, with only one of its two tank battalions ready for action, the other restored to its parent unit, the 3rd panzer division. Both of its panzergrenadier regiments were at 80 percent of its authorized strength. It had only 57 tanks (30 Panthers and 27 Panzer IV) and 20 Jagdpanzer IV/70's by the time the attack jumped off.
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