U-997 'Boot' U-Boat Cap Badge Hans Lehmann - New & Aged
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Reproduction 'Boot' badge worn by the crew of U-997 U-Boat during WW2.
It sunk one warship and another transport ship as well as damaging another. U-997 was attacked by an escort and sustained so much damage that she was forced to return to base. She was depth charged by an Allied U-boat hunter group in the Barents Sea and forced to return to base. She survived the war.
The 'boot' emblem is a man with a torpedo riding a red bicycle called the 'Red Racer'. This reflects a bicycle was carried on the U-boat during several training and active service missions.
This reproduction cap badge is based on an original. It is made from brass and is new (un-aged) or aged condition. It is the 'Man Riding with Torpedo' with suitable engraving and can be sewn onto the cap.
It is approximately 0.7mm thick, 30mm wide and 25mm tall. The last picture shows some ways of modifying the badge!