German Panzerkampfwagen V "Panther" Ausf. "G" tank outer road wheel, above two photos.
These photo's were taken after recover and prior to restoration.
Manufacturer markings on the rubber portion of wheel: No 935 jnk, left photo; 860/100-D, right photo.
Panzerkampfwagen V "Panther" Track Links, above left and right photos.
The top two track links were recovered from Bastogne, Belgium in 1998. The bottom two track links were recovered from
Germany in 2010. The "PanzerAbzeichen im Silber" or Panzer Assault Badge, silver grade, pictured in the left photo is for size
comparison of the tracks.
Panzerkampfwagen V "Panther" jack recovered from Naples Italy in 1997, above photo. This jack retains the original ordnance
tan paint under repainted ordnance green.
Panzerkampfwagen V "Panther" Road Wheel Hub Cap, above photo.
This cap has been crushed glass blasted and painted in red oxide primer. The cap was recovered from Belgium in 2011.
German Panzerkampfwagen V "Panther" Ausf. "G" tank outer road wheel, above photo.
The German "Panther" tank utilized 8 outer road wheels (four on each side). This road
wheel was recovered from Bastogne Belgium in 1998. This wheel is believed to have come
from a Panther assigned to the 9th SS Panzer Division based on period photographs
matching the shell hole. The large shell hole is approximately 75mm's in diameter. This
"Panther" was moving when it was hit, which is clearly indicated by the track teeth
indentations on the rubber wheel.
This wheel has been crushed glass blasted, primed in red oxide primer and repainted in late
war ordnance tan in 2012.