Air Force general field visor hat, dated 1977.
In olive drab gabardine with sky blue piping. Subdued hat
badge and side buttons. Moscow TEPK factory sweat shield
shows a 77 date of manufacture and size: 57 (approx..US size
In excellent condition. The hat is completely free of moth
damage; both the interior and exterior are immaculately
clean. The visor is slightly warped from years in storage -
as typical of plastic visors of this type - but this will be
hardly noticeable when the hat is displayed, and may be
fixed completely with some determined plying.
This visor hat was a part of the all-olive drab field
uniform of Soviet generals and marshals introduced in 1972.
It was largely discontinued in 1980 in favor of regular
service uniform, although some limited use was apparently
allowed in combat zones (i.e. Afghanistan) until new
camouflage combat uniforms became available. .