WW2 Panzer Assault Badge Bronze By B.H. Mayer Hollow Back

An early WW2 Panzer Assault Badge Bronze by B.H. Mayer, die-struck hollow back construction in tombak.   The obverse depicts an oval border of oak leaves, surmounted by the Wehrmacht National Eagle clutching a canted swastika, with a Panzerkampfwagen IV superimposed in the centre.  The reverse is unmarked complete with a barrel hinge and vertical pinback with distinctive flat wire catch, measuring 41.57 mm (w) x 6.21 mm (h), weighing 16 grams, in mint condition.

Product ID: 7643


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Panzer Assault Badge Bronze

The Panzer Assault Badge Bronze was instituted on 1.6.1940, the version was created for panzer grenadier units equipped with armoured vehicles, as well as other infantry, armoured reconnaissance and medical units serving with Panzer divisions.  From 31 December 1942 armoured unit repair teams could receive the silver badge for repairing tanks in combat conditions on three different days.

In June 1943 additional tank badges were instituted including the bronze version and other variations for 25, 50, 75 and 100 armoured actions. The number of engagements required for these higher-level badges could be reduced for those with previous long and continuous frontline service or who had received disabling wounds.

Only one badge, the highest level received, could be worn.


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