This is a German sdkfz 251 half track wheel from the back tracks which has been used post war for something else not exactly Shaw what given its new shape. The wheel has no tyre left on it but is not really damaged at all but has been miss shaped with the post war use it no impact marks still with some original paintwork fairly clear to see and has no extra holes drilled in it the wheel is in relic condition rusty but still solid and has been very nicely cleaned perfect for any display or collection The track wheel was recovered in Estonia from the Narva battlefield of February- August 1944 and there were SS and Wehrmacht units involved in the fighting and comes with a A5 laminated information card.
The battle of Narva which was fought from February 2, 1944 - August 10, 1944 and there were SS and Wehrmacht units involved in the fighting. And which resulted in a rare German victory in 1944 holding off the soviet advance the bottom picture shows German soldiers fighting during the battle. The Battle of Narva took place from February 2, 1944 - August 10, 1944. This battle was fought between the German Army led by Johannes Friebner and Felix Stenier and the Soviet Union led by Loenid Govorov and Ivan Fedyuninsky. Basically, the only reason for this battle was Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin wanted the area around Narva (Estonia) for an air base and an entrance for the invasion of Prussia. However, things didn't go as Stalin planned. The German Army hit the Soviets fast and hard resulting in 480,000 casualties compared to Germany's 68,000. The German forces involved the battle were III SS (Germanic) Panzer Corps XXVI Army Corps XXXXIII Army Corps Eastern sector, coastal defence.
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