Panzer Assault Badge in Bronze (Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze). The Panzer Assault Badge in bronze was instituted by 'Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch' on '1 june 1940' for award to Panzer-Grenadier, medical, and armored car personnel who participated in three different armored assaults on three different days. This is a nice 'Feinzink' example which shows outstanding detail and still retains most of its original bronze finish.The badge is nicely maker marked with 'R.S.' indicating production by the company of 'Rudolf Souval' from Wien (Vienna), this is the variant with the broad maker mark (Variant 5.1.1. in the book of Philippe de Bock). This is the earliest variant Souval Panzer Assault Badge and very hard to find. Of course are the pin and catch fully functional. Nice and desirable original badge in very good condition!