Soviet Chief Marshal of Artillery parade uniform M1969

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Visor cap

Chief Marshal of Artillery
M1969 parade uniform

M/1969 parade dress uniform for a Marshal of the Soviet artillery and rocket forces including tunic, trousers and visor cap in fine quality czarist or wave green gabardine. The double-breasted tunic is piped in red with rich gold embroidery on lapels and cuffs. The collar decorations as well as sleeve decoration have gained some patina and darkened slightly. The tailor and garment quality of this uniform is outstanding, an example of the very finest late Soviet military tailoring. Both the tunic and the trousers are in outstanding, excellent condition and show no noticeable wear or soiling, and free of moth damage. All buttons on the uniform are present, marked '81' and feature the state seal of the USSR. The lining is fine silk and has no damages whatsoever. Although the set is unnamed, at the time only V.F. Tolubko held the rank of chief marshal of artillery.

The visor cap is 1983 dated and manufactured by the 43TsePK factory in Moscow. The band is black velvet with red piping as correct for artillery. The sweatband is made from leather with a red drawstring for adjustments. The visor cap show somewhat more wear than the tunic and visor cap, maybe due to exposure to sunlight, weather and the elements.

The shoulder boards are golden with a large embroidered marshal star with a fine embroidered golden wreath. The artillery insignia on top is a smaller version with short gun barrels. The large marshal stars show some slight patina gained over the years which further add to the appearance of this uniform.

The tunic and trousers are about size 54 (US 44) and the visor cap is a size 59. The trousers are for wear with shoes ("out of formation"). A golden parade belt is included with the uniform. [Go to top] | Republic of Finland