This is a blown section of front wheel sprocket German RSO artillery tractor. The track link sprocket part has ripped apart from the force of an explosion and there is 2 teeth the part is 9 inches long it is in relic condition but are still very solid condition it has been very nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The sprocket section was 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 sprocket is from a Panzer Lehr division rso tractor they were the only ones in the area .The RSO 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 rare 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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