This is a RARE SS track link type 5B 1942 pattern from German Panzer 4 Tank.The link is in relic condition rusty but solid the track has been well used by a tank it is complete and has lovely clear maker markings on the bottom of it .The link has been recovered from the battlefield at Modlin near Warsaw the battle took place in August 1944 the link came from a German panzer 4 tank of the SS Totenkopf or Wiking Divisions as these were the only tanks on this battlefield.This item comes with a 5x7 laminated card with photo a very nice relic and a rare relic from this famous battle on the Eastern Front.
Panzer 4 tank, which was part of the ‘SS Totenkopf’ or ‘Wiking’ Divisions. The link was recovered at Modlin, near Warsaw, scene of the Battle in August 1944 the ‘Warsaw uprising’
On 1 August 1944, the Polish Home Army launched the ‘Warsaw Uprising’. A column of Totenkopf Tiger tanks were caught up in the fighting, and several were lost. The Totenkopf itself was not involved in the suppression of the uprising, instead guarding the front lines, and fighting off several Red Army probe attacks into the city's Eastern suburbs. In several battles near the town of Modlin in mid-August, the Totenkopf, fighting alongside the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking and the Hermann Göring Panzer Division destroyed the Soviet 3rd Tank Corps. The terrain around Modlin was excellent for armour, and Totenkopf's panzers exploited this to their advantage, engaging Soviet tanks from a range where the superiority of the German optics and the 75 mm high-velocity gun gave the Panthers an edge over the T-34s.
THIS ITEM IS FREE UK SHIPPING. FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS IT IS AT A REDUCED RATE. PLEASE ASK BEFORE PURCHASE.