Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Armoured Divis-Eye-on

U.S Army 1st Armoured Division "Hell On Wheels" T-shirt available here
The 1st Armoured logo already struck us as a Pyramid reference, but this Solar Disc "Rocafella" inspired T-shirt really is interesting!!!
We have previously looked at military imagery here

"The 1st Armored Division's commitment to the civic and military values for which "Old Ironsides" has been renowned for half a century (patriotism, discipline, readiness, self-sacrifice, combined arms cooperation, shock action, decisiveness, and generosity in victory) remains relentlessly strong today. The distinctive insignia of the 1st Armored Division is drawn in bold colors characteristic of the division. The insignia is designed from the triangular coat-of-arms of the American World War II Tank Corps. The yellow, blue, and red colors of the shoulder sleeve insignia represent the combined arms nature of the armored division (Armor, Infantry, and Artillery). Superimposed on the triangle is the insignia of the former Seventh Cavalry Brigade (Mechanized), the predecessors of the Old Ironsides. The tank track represents mobility and armor protection, the gun denotes firepower, and the chain of lightening symbolizes speed and shock action. Mobility, firepower, and shock action are the basic attributes of Armor. The Arabic numeral in the apex of the triangle indicates the First Armor Division. The nickname of the division, officially sanctioned by the Department of the Army is emblazoned under the triangle and is an integral part of the insignia." - www.1ad.army.mil

6 South African Armoured Division
Many Armoured Divisions use the triangle as the geometric shape of their logos,

British Guards Armoured Division Patch

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