This is a VERY RARE 8.8cm KwK 43 shell case in fantastic condition from German King Tiger tank.This shell case is near complete it is rusty but solid it is relic but overall in fantastic condition for a steel made shell case it is rusty but solid but does have some rust holes down one side on the bottom of the case it has not been cleaned so some markings may be visible once it has been cleaned this case has been in the hart of the action.The case is so rare to find from the battle field it would be perfect for display or any collection from the famous King Tiger tank. The case was recovered from Normandy so would have been used by a Tank of the 503rd Heavy Tank Battalion as they were the only ones in Normandy with King Tiger tanks the case would had been used during the fighting on the Normandy battlefield in the summer of 1944.The case comes with a 5x7 laminated information card.
The Tiger II was
issued to heavy tank battalions of the Army and
the Waffen-SS. It was first used in combat with 503rd Heavy Panzer
Battalion during the Allied Invasion of Normandy on the 11th
July 1944 the 3rd company received the new Tiger II tanks, which were
subsequently destroyed in the Allied aerial attacks, with only two brought back
German King tiger tanks in Normandy