This is a Track wheel which is very large from the large 5 ton German sdkfz 6 halftrack a rare wheel to get recovered from the battlefield. The wheel has no tyre left on it but is un damaged still nice round shape no impact marks still with a lot of original sand colour paintwork very clear to see it is in relic condition rusty but still solid and has been very nicely cleaned perfect for any display or collection the wheel has no post war bolt holes does have a couple of holes in the side not sure what they are from either something done by the Germans or post war.The wheel was recovered from near Rochefort which was a village attacked by the Panzer Lehr division on the 23rd December 1944 so this how we know this armour is from a Panzer Lehr division Panther tank a very nice relic from 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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