This is a near complete very nice condition track link from German Panther tank.This link is has some battle damage on one edge and is missing one of its guide horns other then that perfect it is rusty but solid condition and is a nice used link which has worn down on one edge throw use but also has some original paintwork still on it we think the link was a spare one on the side of the tank then was used on the tank as a replacement that is why it has so much paintwork.This link also has nice maker markings on the back of it and has seen action due to the damage is a nice example of this famous link .This track was only used the famous German Panther tank this link is from one of the 400 tanks that took part in the battle. The link was recovered from the Ardennes Forest so would have been used in the bulge battle in the winter of 1944.This link comes with a laminated 5x7 information sheet with information and photos.
on 15 December 1944 listed an all-time high of 471 Panthers assigned to the Western Front, with 336 operational (71 percent). This was one day before the start of the Battle of the Bulge; 400 of the tanks assigned to the Western Front were in units sent into the offensive.
The Panther once again demonstrated its prowess in open country, where it could hit its targets at long range with near-impunity, and its vulnerability in the close-in fighting of the small towns of the Ardennes, where they suffered heavy losses. A status report on 15 January 1945 showed only 97 operational Panthers left in the units involved in the operation, out of 282 still in their possession. Total writeoffs were listed as 198
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