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After 1954, MSU continued to wear a simple khaki and red service cap for everyday wear - like their Motorized Rifle general counterparts.
This is an early model, recognizable by its smaller crown with a heavily padded front. After 1968, the crown was increased in both circumference and height. The cockade is the two-piece all-gilt and enamel "generals" M-1955.
Over time, this cockade became one-piece and was produced in brighter gilt. Golden filigree cords and a now-standard semi-circular black fibreboard visor complete the cap.
This is the everyday cap of a Soviet MSU (Marshal of Soviet Union) near the end of the USSR. It is very similar in design and construction to the grey walking-out cap, with the exception of the khaki coloured crown and the simplified band embroidery.
The spray of gold-thread oak leaves is smaller (four leaves per side vice the seven on the grey cap) - which reflects 1989 regulations. The remainder of the cap is of the same style as the walking-out cap; red band and piping, standard officer's gold cords held in place by two gold buttons cast with the Great Seal of the USSR, and a patent leather visor covered underneath with black cloth. The lining is silk and the sweatband is kid leather pierced with a coloured ribbon. Again, there is no date which indicates late 1980s or early 1990s production.