Original WWII German M36 Early Style Black Panzer Breast Eagle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German M36 Black Panzer Breast Eagle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The German army originally adopted a slightly modified version of the NSDAP’s, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), national eagle by order on February 17TH 1934, with instructions to have it applied to all steel helmets, visor caps, and tunics by May 1ST 1934. Later amendments to the introductory order stipulated that the national eagle was also to be worn on all field caps, the sports uniform and the black panzer wrap tunic. The eagle came in three distinct designs with two having slightly different, out-stretched wings and the third with down-swept wings. Generally officer’s ranks utilized hand or machine embroidered breast eagles while EM/NCO’s ranks utilized machine embroidered or machine woven breast eagles. During the war the breast eagles were manufactured in a variety of slightly different manufacturing techniques and colorations. The early standard issue EM/NCO’s M36 breast eagles were in white threads and were to be abolished in 1939 to be replaced with a less visible, grey, M39 breast eagle but the changeover was never fully completed. The early produced M36 and M39 breast eagles were mounted on a dark blue/green base while later production models were on a field-grey base. Both the M36 and the M39 breast eagles were intended for wear on the combat field blouse. Of Note: Panzer versions of the breast eagle were on a black base to match the black panzer wrap uniform. Early, M36 pattern, machine woven national breast eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons in white rayon threads on a woven, black, rayon base. The eagles wingspan is roughly, 10cm from wing tip to wing tip. The eagle is still on its original black rayon factory roll background. Nice example un-issued U.S. Veteran bring-back condition. Some storage wear and slight fraying and tear on the edge not effecting the eagle insignia (see photos). Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE!