NSFK Badge for Free Balloon Pilots - Second Type
Instituted on. 10 March 1938
Numbers awarded were;
Rarity – Extremely Rare
Known Makers. Patent Number, '231240'.
This badge comprises of an oval wreath that measures 58 mm by 45 mm and has seven bunches of two oak leaves on either side of a three string, plain tie at the base. The outer and inner edges of the wreath take the line of the serrations of the leaves and meet at the apex, where the flying man emblem of the NSFK is positioned. Above his head is a semi-circle with the incused small capital letters, 'NSFK'. Into the centre of the badge is placed a hot air balloon with the gondola basket just touching the inner edge of the wreath at the base.
The reverse is plain with a large, round plate which has the hinge attached. The hook is directly on the reverse of the gondola, again on the small, round plate and the pin is of the needle type. Across the balloon in incused numerals, is the patent number, '231240'. The badge is particularly finely produced from a quality metal, that is then silvered and artificially patinated with an old smoked effect.
This award was instituted on the 10th March 1938 by NSFK-Korpsführer General der Flieger Christiansen and was to supersede the DLV form. It was awarded to licensed hot air balloon pilots and was worn on the left breast pocket of the NSFK or Luftwaffe uniform.
NSFK Badge for Free Balloon Pilots – Fake.
NSFK Badge for Free Balloon Pilots – Obverse - Fake - Souval.
NSFK Badge for Free Balloon Pilots – Reverse - Fake - Souval.
NSFK Badge for Free Balloon Pilots – Obverse - Fake.
NSFK Badge for Free Balloon Pilots – Reverse - Fake.