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Pilotka, a Russian Army foldable side cap is a field service hat worn by soldiers and officers. In the US Army pilotka is called Garrison cap. This pilotka is made out of 50% wool, 50 % cotton and has cotton lining inside. Side flaps drop down to provide protection from wind, moisture and cold. Pilotka is great at repelling water and will keep your head warm, even when the ear flaps are unfolded.
A pilotka with no stripes, belongs to the basic GI unit of the Red Army Infantry.
These caps are dated anywhere between early 60s to late 80s.
Unissued military stock (NS) condition.
In Russia side caps were first implemented in the doors of WW2, when budenovka hats were substituted by pilotka. Usually pilotka is made out of cotton with stripes and insignia that distinguish to which military branch the piece belongs.
This item is sold by RussianArmySurplus and ships from Syracuse NY, USA
How to measure your head and choose the hat right size:
Wrap a measuring tape around head ~1.5 cm (5/8 in.) above eyebrows and ears.
If you don't have a tape measure, use a string and then measure the string.
Compare the result with the size chart.
If in between 2 sizes, go to the larger size.
|53||20 7/8||6 5/8|
|54||21 1/4||6 3/4|
|55||21 5/8||6 7/8|
|57||22 1/2||7 1/8|
|58||22 7/8||7 1/4|
|59||23 1/4||7 3/8|
|60||23 5/8||7 1/2|
|62||24 3/8||7 3/4|
|63||24 3/4||7 7/8|