WW2 Soviet Russian Navy Pilot Wings Naval Air Force School Graduate Badge ORIGNL
Soviet WW2 Wings of Naval Air Force Pilot Badge of a graduate of a Naval Air. This is GUARANTEED 100% ORIGINAL Badge made and issued during the final year of WW2 or in the immediate post-war years, NOT a replica or later issue! The badge is nice and heavy, made in solid Brass with Silver plating and high quality hot-baked Enamels. BIG SIZE: it measures 81.5 mm (well over 3 inches) in width, 29.5 mm in height. The badge is in FINE condition and looks great. There are chips to the red star, but well over 50% of the red enamel is still intact and the damage is not particularly glaring. The azure enamel on the center medallion is well preserved overall having only a couple of tiny chips along the edges of the medallion under the horizontal arms of the star neither of them too noticeable. All the enamel on this piece is ORIGINAL: there are no enamel repairs.
The details of the wings are beautifully preserved and crisp. A good amount of the original silver finish on the wings, swords and anchor is still present and clearly visible.
The silver plating on the reverse of the badge is practically pristine with just very minimal amount of verdigris coming through at the bottom. The screw post is full length, about 9 mm, and includes scarce ORIGINAL SCREW PLATE maker marked "Moscow Artists Cooperative". Overall, this is a very attractive example of the scarce WW2 naval pilot's wings and it can be a great addition to any collection of WW2 or aviation memorabilia. The item "WW2 Soviet Russian Navy Pilot Wings Naval Air Force School Graduate Badge ORIGNL" is in sale since Thursday, July 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Surplus\Medals, Pins & Ribbons". The seller is "collectrussia" and is located in Tenafly, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country: Soviet Union
- Category: Collectibles
- Product Type: Medal
- Region or Culture: Russian