General Assault badge 50 Silver `Sonnderklasse`

£ 34.99

General Assault badge 50 Silver `Sonnderklasse`. Made in  Europe  using  the original  tools.  A  stunning  Museum  quality reproduction with  correct  pin  and hardware. Die-cast and heavy duty like an original. This is a  `SONNDERKLASSE`  product  see below


General Assault badge 50 silver. Historical  Information.

The Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen was  first introduced  1st June  1940. It was  issued in response  to troops who were involed  in  combat  but  directly  with infantry or  panzer units,  for  example  gun  crews,  artillery  personnel ,  drivers,  etc. It forms a series  of  war badges  awarded   for   achievements  during  combat.  It  was only issued  to  members  of  the  Heer  and  Waffen SS.

The badge was  designed by Berlin  firm of Wilhelm Ernst Peekhaus, who produced  many war  badges. It  consisted of  an oval disk measuring 5.3 cm (2 in) by 4.2 cm (2 in) by .6 cm (0 in) wide. A wreath of five oak leaves runs around each side of the medal with a pair of acorns at the base. Inside the wreath is a large Wehrmacht-style eagle with folded wings clutching a swastika surmounting a crossed bayonet and stick grenade.

The reverse hardware  consists  of a  vertical pin system.  the hinge is soldered, riveted  or  crimped into place.  A  variety of combinations  were used. The  same  applies  to the  catch  top hold the  pin. Early examples  were often  die stamped in silver  but  soon replaced  by  massive  stamped zinc  based  badges. As  usual the  later examples  were  cast  from kriegsmetal.  The  design is powerful and  the badge is   a fairly collectable  item. The numbered  badges  were introduced  in  1943 for  additional stufen. The  numbers   were 25,50,75 and 100.

The  award  regulations  were   the  same  as the Infantry  assault  badge.

  • Participated in three assaults
  • On three different days
  • Engaged in  recovery  of  vehicles or personnel

SONNDERKLASSE   `special  quality`

General Assault badge 50 Silver `Sonnderklasse`. All sonnderklasse  badges are made in Europe.  Many  of these  badges   are made  using  the original moulds (or  remakes  of  them)  and tools which were bought from the factories  when  they closed, mostly in  the  1960`s  and 70`s.  Even some of the original flaws have being preserved to gain the highest level of authenticity.  The  old metals  like  nickel  and zinc and kriegsmetal  are not really possible to recreate  so metals  of similar  properties  and weights  are used.   All pins and catches are accurate  for each  badge  and made using  the original tools.  They are also very strong.  These are Museum quality reproduction as close to an original as you can get for a fraction of the price.

Additional information

Weight 0.035 kg
Dimensions 6 × 5 × 0.01 cm