Jump to content

Army Pilot Badge Evolution


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 253
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Manchukuo Army Pilot Badge

Posted Images

Very interesting point of view was expressed recently regarding badge in posts #161-164 and #175-178.

It is fake because a) rays penetrate the feather array at the top and b) the star is brazed onto the badge, not riveted.

Let`s discuss this ;)

These are the places we are currently interested

"Normal" rays

"Nomal" riveted star

Link to post
Share on other sites

Insciption reads (thanks Chris for your generous help with translation! :beer:)

大刀洗陸軍飛行学校 

School for military pilots at Tachiarai Fukuoka Prefecture

Left side:

Kanji:第一期特別幹部候補生

1st inaugural class for officer candidates

Edited by JapanX
Link to post
Share on other sites

Reverse inscription is hard to read, but it`s obvious that this badge has engraved (!!!) insciption and riverted star (!!!).

Two kanji on the lefy look like name "Ikeda" (thanks Chris! :cheers:)

Edited by JapanX
Link to post
Share on other sites

Now what are these badges?

Originals or post-war replicas?

It`s quite understandable to me why these badges look suspecious to our colleagues.

First of all they often can be found in this brand new boxes

Link to post
Share on other sites

Now let`s return to this couple of badges from posts # 161-164.

Both badges appeared on the YJ this summer.

First badge was sold on YJ on June 19

Then on August 18 it appeared together with second badge (without pin) on other YJ auction

where only badge without pin was sold.

October 7 this badge without pin was sold on eBay.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
×
×
  • Create New...