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At least thats what it looks like? Does anyone here know what the story is behind this?post-249-0-61854100-1558721168.jpeg


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It's awfully new looking, if it's not real probably a fantasy piece.

 

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Not exactly a fantasy piece, but indeed an unauthorized qualification bar.

 

Emerson's Marksmanship in the U.S. Army lists this bar as among the many unauthorized bars.

 

The tank was originally conceived as support for the infantry during an attack. Between the wars the doctrine for the tank was primarily for infantry support. This is where this Q-bar, as well as the collar brass of a tank overlaid on infantry crossed rifles came from.

 

The infantry tank concept was relatively short-lived, and obsolete by the time we entered WWII.


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Not exactly a fantasy piece, but indeed an unauthorized qualification bar.

 

Emerson's Marksmanship in the U.S. Army lists this bar as among the many unauthorized bars.

 

The tank was originally conceived as support for the infantry during an attack. Between the wars the doctrine for the tank was primarily for infantry support. This is where this Q-bar, as well as the collar brass of a tank overlaid on infantry crossed rifles came from.

 

The infantry tank concept was relatively short-lived, and obsolete by the time we entered WWII.

Steve, good information. The term Infantry Tank definitely dates to the time period youre describing.

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Not exactly a fantasy piece, but indeed an unauthorized qualification bar.

 

Emerson's Marksmanship in the U.S. Army lists this bar as among the many unauthorized bars.

 

The tank was originally conceived as support for the infantry during an attack. Between the wars the doctrine for the tank was primarily for infantry support. This is where this Q-bar, as well as the collar brass of a tank overlaid on infantry crossed rifles came from.

 

The infantry tank concept was relatively short-lived, and obsolete by the time we entered WWII.

 

Thanks for the information it's much appreciated!


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M2A3 Infantry Tank

 

B Company 1st Battalion, 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks) Washington 6 April 1939 at a parade in Washington for Army Day, probably the company commander's tank as it's displaying the company guidon.

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