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Obsolete US Armor insignias
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:22 pm
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Thought this was interesting.

www.tioh.hqda.pentagon...r_obs.aspx

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"The insignia approved in 1917 was not well received and a new design was announced for the Tank Corps...."


Well, DUH! Ya' think? Laughing

Interesting stuff, Mark, thanks for posting.
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I actually had the last one shown when I was a kid (Enlisted Version on roundel).

Was given to me by my neighbor. Was her husbands. Wish I knew what happened to it Sad .

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I actually had the last one shown when I was a kid (Enlisted Version on roundel).

Was given to me by my neighbor. Was her husbands. Wish I knew what happened to it Sad .


Wasn't the last one also used as one of the OPFOR insignia at NTC for a while? I have one like that somewhere around here (still packed) I got when I visited with Jeff Button.
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These are the OPFOR insignia for Armor.



Brass was worn on Beret. We also wore our rank (US in Brass) with a red star, order of precedence was Rank, Star, Tank.

The subdued tank was worn on our uniform collar with an OD green epaulet. For special duty/parade we wore the brass tank with black epaulet. This was when we still used dyed versions of the OG106 uniform with unique shoulder boards for rank.

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Of course none of those insignia are actually Mk VIII Liberty tanks - closer to Mk IVs...

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- Joe_D
These are the OPFOR insignia for Armor.



Brass was worn on Beret. We also wore our rank (US in Brass) with a red star, order of precedence was Rank, Star, Tank.

The subdued tank was worn on our uniform collar with an OD green epaulet. For special duty/parade we wore the brass tank with black epaulet. This was when we still used dyed versions of the OG106 uniform with unique shoulder boards for rank.


I knew you'd come through, Joe. You have "Bad Guy" written all over you. Laughing
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