Old metal pin for the tank corps ("Kheyl Shiryon") of the Israeli Army (IDF), circa. 1940's-1950's. It's a detailed cut, but rudimentary in production, with tank details etched on the surface and a standard safety pin fastened on the back. Maker-marked with the Hebrew letter "Mem" ('M') on the reverse - probably for the firm "Michsaf", who produced many of Israel's early insignia. The design most closely resembles a Sherman M4 tank (with sloping front and shirt barrel on turret), which would date this pin to its estimated time-frame: somewhere after the 1948-49 War of Independence and the period just after the 1956 Sinai Campaign.
מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה סיכות סיכה יחידות יחידה שירות חולצה חולצות דרגה דרגות תג תגיות צה"ל צה"לי צבא