If you collect Soviet combat uniforms and equipment, odds are you are looking for this rare piece of insignia. This shoulder insignia was instituted in 1942 and worn by members of the anti-tank artillery arm. The insignia consists of a black wool field with red wool piping, and the cross cannons applied with a stencil in thick yellow paint. All of this on a buckram cloth backer and a liberal amount of glue. The stenciled cannons denote EM rank usage as opposed to the embroidered officer’s equivalent insignia. Until the lot from which this example originated came to light, the only examples offered for sale in recent years were all moth eaten. Don’t miss this 100% original specimen.