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Armour Branch of Service Flag (Armed Forces, Israel)

Armoured Corps, Gyasot ha'Shir'ion

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[Armour Branch of Service Flag (Armed Forces, Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman

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The flags are rectangular, 90 cm × 120 cm and divided diagonally by a line going from the upper hoist to the bottom fly. Bottom hoist is green, upper fly is black.
Nahum Shereshevsky, 23 June 1997

The main element of the flag is usually the shoulder patch or a similar design. Since these are awarded to brigade-level (or equivalent) formations while flags are awarded to regiment/batallion-level formations, the latter flags have additional elements to distinguish the specific battalion. (...) The finials are in the shape of the corps emblems and attached to them are campaign streamers.
Nahum Shereshevsky, 25 May 1998

Tank Pennants

[Armour Branch of Service Flag (Armed Forces, Israel)]
image by Marcus Schmöger, 25 November 2006

Browsing through some military magazines I came across a photo of Israeli Merkava tanks in action in Lebanon (1982) [1]. Each of them had two triangular pennants in the armour colours (black-green) on the antennas.
[1] Born in Battle Magazine 30. Eshel (Cologne), 1982. p. 30-31.
Marcus Schmöger, 25 November 2006