Original German WWII Luftwaffe Panzer Reconnaissance Officers Rigid Vehicle Staff Pennant Flag in Case

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Personal and Unit command pennants were an old German Army tradition which was continued and expanded during the Third Reich and included new designs and patterns for the fledgling Luftwaffe. Regulations concerning Luftwaffe Personal and Unit command pennants can be found dated as early as January 1935, before the formation of the Luftwaffe was officially announced. The Personal and Unit command pennants underwent numerous minor alterations at various times through-out the war.

This an great example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe Officer's Rigid Fahrzeug Stabsflagge (Vehicle staff flag), used for the vehicles of high ranking officers and their staff. This type of pennant was utilized by commanding Officer’s of Battalion sized units and was flown from the left front fender of the Officer’s official or personal vehicle, when the Officer was uniformed and in the vehicle. This example has a rigid metal frame inside it so that it would appear prominently on the front of the vehicle. The Golden Yellow / Black / golden Yellow stripes indicate that it is for a Luftwaffe Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion. 

The pennant measures 15 inches by 9 1/2 inches and is double sided. It is gold-yellow (goldgelb) in color, with a wide black stripe down the middle of each side, and is of multipiece construction. There is a heavily embroidered Luftwaffe eagle sewn onto each side as well, which are of the mid-war style.

Condition is very good, especially considering the age, and the colors are still very vibrant. There is some wear through around the frame, as expected, but the pennant fabric is still quite taut. The included case is in Luftwaffe gray, and is also in very good condition. It is designed so that it can be placed over the pennant without removing it from the vehicle, and has three snaps for closure.

Luftwaffe Panzer Recon. pennants such as these are extremely rare, and this is the first example that we have ever had. Ready to display!

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