This is a German track link rubber shoe with battle damage from sdkfz 8 half track. The rubber shoe is missing part of one end ripped off properly when the half track was hit the rubber pad is dated November 1942 and the maker marks on the top are pretty clear to see it retains its nice black colour it is very solid and not braking up or falling apart it has been very well cleaned perfect for display or any collection. The rubber shoe from German sdkfz 8 halftrack of the 46th Panzer Corps as it was recovered near the Village of Gnilets attacked by them during the opening offensive of operation citadel on 5th July 1943 during the attack on the Northern side of the Kursk salient from 5th July-12th July 1943 in Russia. The rubber shoe comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures.
The German 46th Panzer Corps participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia. The Corps was created as the XXXXVI Army Corps and converted to a Panzer Corps on 21 June 1942.The Panzer Corps took part in Operation Barbarossa and fought in Kiev,Putyvl, Vyazma and Volokolamsk. It later fought in Rusa-Volokolamsk, Rzhev, Vyazma and Yelnya before taking part in operation citadel the battle of Kursk in July 1943 it was commanded by Major General Hans Zorn. It retired to the Svin area in September 1943.
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