WWII GERMAN LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE - ZINC CONSTRUCTION
Military aviation underwent a large number of advancements during WWII. The invention of better
engines, materials and engineering witnessed the birth of some of the most interesting aircraft in
the history of war.
The new role enjoyed by aviation brought about changes to the way wars were fought. hundreads of
aircraft took to the air at one time to perform bombing missions and fight one another in the
skies. The troops in the ground saw the need to respond to the new threat from above by developing
guns that could shoot very high and deliver an explosive round. The Anti-aircraft forces are born.
Hitler realized that fighting incoming aricraft from the ground was a tough assignment. As such,
he wanted to create an award to recognize the troops that undertook this assignment. This came
in the form of the anti-aircraft badge, also known as the Flak badge. one was issued to
Navy and the one featured in this page for the
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Notice the deterioration of the Zinc caused by age.
The soldier wore the badge on the
It was secured in place by passing the badge's pin through a series of loops, two or more, that
were sewn in the jacket.
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This award is currently being
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality
of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style
and materials employed in the manufacturing of this badge. Attention to the details is critical in
order to be able to determine the authenticity of the badge.
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Air Force (Luftwaffe) items.