You've got it down to pat. The only thing to add is it's a very nice type 'B' badge.
There were two separate types, 'A' and 'B'. Whether these were two different dies or a single die that was reworked at some point is not known for sure. Suffice to say the differences between the two were slight, the type 'B' had a slightly smoother finish between the eagles wings and legs, the co ax MG port was smaller in size and the driving headlights were better defined around the rims compared against the type 'A' badge. Of the type 'B' badges close to 99% are bronze grade, making the silver grade of that type very rare and desirable to collectors.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
thank you for sharing your excellent knowledge.
I did get the gist that there were two types and could as you mention only find tiny differences with the feathers near the legs and the slightly pepple dashed appearance between the legs and swastika arms.
Another addition to my expanding Panzer Division!!
All the best
a very nice one.