WW2 German army flak badge. WW2 German army/Heer flak badge( Flak – Kampfabzeichen der Heer )A super quality badge for the collector with correct pin and fine casting. Original Heer Flak badges are quite rare and demand a high price. This antique Heer Flak Badge is a quality affordable reproduction.
WW2 German Army Flak badge. Historical Information
The German army did not have any flak units at the start of the war. These were introduced in 1940. Herman Goring instituted the Heer flak badge on 10th January 1941.
The badge was designed by Berlin firm of Wilhelm Ernst Peekhaus, who produced many war badges. It consisted of an oval disk measuring. A wreath of five oak leaves runs around each side of the award. Inside the wreath is a large anti-aircraft gun.
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. All know examples were die stamped zinc with a silver wash which quickly vanished . As usual the later examples were cast from kriegsmetal. The design is powerful and the badge is a fairly collectable item and quite expensive.
The award regulations were quite complicated and the award was considered a group achievement not an individual action. It become very cumbersome after 1942 when a points system was introduced.