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War time issue 'Excellent Machine Gunner' badge.

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Description

War time issue 'Excellent Machine Gunner' badge. The badge depicts the hammer and sickle on red, under the text 'Отличный пулеметчик', translating to 'Excellent Machine Gunner'. It also features a Maxim machine gun below for distinction. The badge comes with a screw back for fixing, with the screw plate featuring the text 'ш.м.3. н.к.п.с.' (SchMZ NKPS), in reference to the factory of its production.

 

History

The award has been established by the Presidium of the USSR on 21.05.42. as a award for the best machine gunners of the Red Army, the Navy and the NKVD, as well for the any person of machine-gun crew in rank of NCO's and enlisted personnel. Grounds for awarding: outstanding achievements at work, sniping fire from machine-gun,excellence in combat, the skilful possession of personal weapons, its competent use by choosing fire position, camouflaging and safety of entrusted government property.

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Description

War time issue 'Excellent Machine Gunner' badge. The badge depicts the hammer and sickle on red, under the text 'Отличный пулеметчик', translating to 'Excellent Machine Gunner'. It also features a Maxim machine gun below for distinction. The badge comes with a screw back for fixing, with the screw plate featuring the text 'ш.м.3. н.к.п.с.' (SchMZ NKPS), in reference to the factory of its production.

 

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