This is a wheel from the back tracks recovered from the site of a destroyed German sdkfz 251 half track. The wheel has some tyre left on it but is not complete but still have some maker markings clear to see the metal centre is un damaged and rare no post war drill holes from being re used it is still its nice round shape no impact marks still with some small amount of original red undercoat paintwork fairly 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 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 wheel is from a Panzer Lehr division half track a very nice relic from the Ardennes Forest campaign during the battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945 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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Track wheel,nice relic condition relic with maker markings recovered from German sdkfz 251 half track of the Panzer Lehr division recovered from near Rochefort which was a village attacked on the 23rd December 1944,The Ardennes