Soviet Artillery colonel daily uniform M1969

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Visor cap
3 badges


Colonel of artillery / rockets
M1969 daily uniform

Daily dress uniform of major of the Soviet artillery / rocket forces 1970s-1980s. This uniform with its beautiful velvet collar tabs reflect the regulations introduced in 1969, yet not affected by the 1975 revision where golden edged shoulder boards were permitted on service uniforms (although first fully amended into regulations in 1988).

The shoulder boards have red piping which is also found along the legs of the breeches and the band of the cap as well as the collar tabs are black velvet. The collar tabs hold the artillery crossed barrels. The shoulder boards are olive green with three metal rank star each. All front buttons are present and carry the hammer and sickle in a star. On the wearers right is a 1st class proficiency badge, a graduation badge from the Artillery Radio-Technical Academy (ARTA) and a Red Guards badge. The wearers right shoulder board is fitted to allow the shoulder strap to run underneath.

The size of the uniform is 52 and the visor cap is size 57-58. Both are in good, worn condition without damages. The cap is a nice late Soviet era visor cap dating from the mid 1980s when the golden cord was introduced to be worn on the daily service caps and has the distinctive high crown as favored in the USSR in the late 1980s. The cap may be a private purchase based on the lack of makers mark and sturdy design.

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