Authentic Soviet Army officer field hat pilotka
Worn by officers of the Red Army, this uniform summer cap has two rows of red stripes on the top edge and a Soviet officer vertical oval insignia.
Material: 50% wool, 50% cotton. Cotton lining inside. Paint stamped (dated inside) very early 1990s.
For the first time pilotka became a part of military uniform during WW1 among German pilots. Later on in 1930s it became the main head wear piece for the 3rd Reich. In Russia pilotka was first implemented in the doors of WW2 when budenovka hats were substituted by pilotka. Usually pilotka is made out of cotton and is colored in the camouflage green with stripes and insignia distinguishing to which particular military branch a soldier belongs.
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Pilotka, a Russian version of the US Army Garrison Cap, is a universal, multifunctional soldier/officer field service cap. This cap is made out of 50% wool, 50 % cotton, and has cotton lining inside. Side flaps drop down to provide protection from rain, wind and cold. Pilotka is great at repelling water and keeps you warm, even when the ear flaps are unfolded.
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