Yes Arthur you have noted that the type of Shield symbolises the type of unit. There are also different Shields for Armies, Divisions, Brigades, Regiments and Battalions.
One example of the type of Shield used by Regiments, here the 45th Separate Reconnaissance Regiment of the Airborne Forces (note the Eagle carrying in sinister talon the winged Grenade of the Airborne Forces.
Heraldry of the armies, navies and airforces of the world
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