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A “Classic Set-Up” - Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber by E. Ferdinand Wiedmann of Frankfurt. The Panzer Assault Badge was awarded to those who had either; taken part in three armored assaults in three different days, had been wounded in the course of an assault or who had earned a bravery decoration in the course of an assault. The silver class was presented to tank commanders, gunners or radio operators who went into battle in armored vehicles. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc base that has been silver washed. The oval shaped obverse depicts a tank, above a grass field, which is beneath a national closed winged eagle clutching a mobile swastika in its talons and is all surrounded by an oval oak leaf wreath that is tied together at the bottom. The semi-hollow reverse is correctly maker marked: “W” (E. Ferdinand Wiedmann, Frankfurt). It also shows the correct; steel soldered sheet metal ‘lily-pad’ hinge, tombak soldered round plate rectangular wire catch and steel round wire pin. It is very rough and I put some vaseline on it to prevent further corrosion. It measures approximately 2 3/8 inches tall by 1 5/8 inches wide. An inexpensive option!
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