WW2 German Panzer Destruction Badge Silver Grade
WW2 German Tank Destruction Badge Silver Grade
An original WW2 German Tank Destruction Badge of the Silver Grade (Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen von Panzerkraftwagen durch Einzelkämpfer).
Metal on silver aluminum bullion backing, two black rayon black strips. Great condition.
The Tank Destruction Badge (Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen von Panzerkampfwagen durch Einzelkämpfer) was instituted by Adolf Hitler in 1942 to recognise soldiers who single-handedly destroyed an enemy tank in action.
The criteria for award was strict and did not include issue to crews of anti-tank weapons but only to individual troops who destroyed tanks with tools such as grenades, mines or Molotov cocktails. Badge depicts a German Panzer IV tank.