Original German WWII Unissued Tank Identification Flag - 30" x 40"

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This an excellent unissued condition multi-piece construction German WWII Panzer tank identification flag. It measures approximately 30 x 40 inches and has the standard NSDAP Swas (Hook Cross) dyed onto a circular white field. This was then sewn onto the red cotton body of the flag. Condition is excellent, and this looks to have been never used in the field. There are no tears or stains, just light wear at the edges from storage. One edge is a slightly lighter shade of red, which looks to be from the original dying process.

This flag features multi-piece construction and is single sided with plated steel grommets located in each corner. These grommets were secured to tension lines that secured the flag to the back of the tank laying flat. Thereby the flag was only visible to persons located above the tank. Generally these flags were intended to be seen by German airplanes so as not to be struck by friendly fire.

Most German tanks were destroyed during combat, so very few of these flags remained at the end of the war and most known examples were taken directly removed from tanks by USGIs in the field.

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