Pattern 69 , troop / nco
Chinstrap is incorrect but this cap is genuine , Zarnitsa factory / Kalinin dated 89 .
I am not surprised about the chinstrap at all as it was the primary reason I thought the whole cap was fake. I am pleased to hear that some of it could be genuine.
What about the stars holding the chinstrap? They look pretty cheap and I can't find any other visor cap with them...
The little stars are subdued field use for the forage cap, panama slouch hat or the visor cap with earflps, usually 70创 or 80创 vintage.
The strap is not faked is late 80创 quality officers type. What is incorrect is the matching with other ranks star-and-wreath insignia.
You can either replace the chinstrap for a black celluloid one either you can replace the insignia with an officers cockade.
These compositions were -and are common- with caps offered to tourists
These chinstraps are much encountered on caps made in Ukraine about 1990 / 1991. Consisting of a yellow silky rayon type thread. If it was regulation or just an <<ersatz>> measure to save costs is something I cannot tell.
It seems also that velvet was only permitted for other services apart from Armoured Troops and thus was not the rule for Artillery. I have never seen this printed on the 1969 regulation (but may be it exists, I am not 100 per cent sure).
I dont collect so late postwar items... but I have a friend who has an infantry Ukrainian cap (soviet type M1969 construction with red band but Ukrainian trident cockade and buttons, same interior with the small white
tag). If I can make a pic I'll post.