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Stick-Pin for Classification Clasp for Tanks
Classification Clasp for Tanks from Hessen Antique

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The classification Badge of the National People's Army, colloquially classification clasps or Quali clip, were awarded by the National People's Army of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), from 1958 till 1990. Minister of National Defence Willi Stoph awarded these for the first time on January 6, 1958 for tank drivers of the NVA. In addition to performance awards, Best Achievement, Sharpshooter and military Sportabzeichen the classification badge belonged to the so-called "five soldiers Awards" of the NVA.

DDR Miniatur Anstecknadel Klassifizierungsspange für Panzer is the second model badge from the period 1963-1986. The stick-pin is in Good Condition with classification III numeral. Badge is 0.8x3cm with a 3cm long pin
  • Classification clasp for Tanks
    awarded by January 6, 1958 to October 2, 1990
    Classification clasp Panzer 1963 to 1986
    The classification badge of the first version, which was awarded from 1958 to 1960 has the form of a silver-plated clasp, which is 63 mm wide and on both sides consists of five beams which taper outwardly. The average of the five beams is the widest. In the middle of the clip an oak leaf wreath can be seen, which has a diameter of about 25 mm and in its upper middle three enameled boxes shows the black-red-gold are designed. In its lower part, a white oval frame can be seen, on which the granted power level can be seen. Within the oak wreath found in this clip one from right to left-propelled T-34 . The second version of this clasp, which was awarded from 1960 to May 31, 1962 shows an almost unchanged appearance, only that the state emblem of the GDR is now seen in red enameled midfield in the upper part of the oak wreath. On 1 June 1963, third variant of the buckle was introduced, including for drivers of armored BMP (third row). The 93 mm wide golden clasp with indicated wing arms, where each side six Eichenlaubblätterund and three acorns are directed outward. The upper third row of oak leaves is on the bottom two and obscured this part. The two wings arms unite centered in a red square measuring 21 x 21 mm in which a right traveling from left to top tanks can be seen. About this the Roman numeral conferred stage can be seen. On 1 December 1986, this clip has been amended for the last time. She was including for tracked and armored vehicles. The now existing sheet steel plated clasp is 86 mm wide and 25 mm high. It shows in their midst a gilded laurel wreath, which is the colored emblem of the NVA and in its bottom center a white oval with the loaned level at its top center. Within the laurel wreath is in this classification clasp on pink reason a wandering left T-72 to see. As the only established classification clasp this is to 1963 in the stage M has been awarded for Masters. Thereafter, these accounted for.

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