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Field Cap

The M-1951 field cap was designed for ground troop wear in a range of cold-wet to hot environments and is a lightweight windproof item incorporating a very thin layer of insulation only in the earlaps.

Description of Item

The visor style cap has a circular top crown and retractable earlaps. It is self-lined except for the flannel-lined earlaps.

Materials Used

The cap is made of an olive green shade 107 wind resistant cotton poplin cloth (later replaced by cotton/nylon cloth conforming to MIL-C-3924). The earlap lining is made of wool/cotton flannel cloth (later replaced by wool/nylon flannel cloth).

Specification

Nomenclature

  • CAP, FIELD, COTTON, M-1951
  • CAP, FIELD, COTTON, WIND RESISTANT POPLIN, M-1951
  • CAP, CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN

Stock Numbers

  • CAP, FIELD, COTTON, M-1951: 73-C-16100 through 73-C-16125 [1]
  • olive green 107
    • 7: 8405-268-8011
    • 7 1/4: 8405-268-8012
  • Patrol Cap, woodland camouflage
    • 6 3/8: 8415-01-134-3175
    • 6 1/2: 8415-01-084-1683
    • 6 5/8: 8415-01-134-3176
    • 6 3/4: 8415-01-084-1684
    • 6 7/8: 8415-01-134-3177
    • 7: 8415-01-084-1685
    • 7 1/8: 8415-01-134-3178
    • 7 1/4: 8415-01-084-1686
    • 7 3/8: 8415-01-134-3179
    • 7 1/2: 8415-01-084-1687
    • 7 5/8: 8415-01-134-3180
    • 7 3/4: 8415-01-084-1688
    • 7 7/8: 8415-01-431-8924
    • 8: 8415-01-431-8926
  • Patrol Cap, 3-color desert camouflage
    • 6 3/8: 8415-01-326-1570
    • 6 1/2: 8415-01-326-1571
    • 6 5/8: 8415-01-326-1572
    • 6 3/4: 8415-01-326-1573
    • 6 7/8: 8415-01-326-1574
    • 7: 8415-01-326-1575
    • 7 1/8: 8415-01-326-1576
    • 7 1/4: 8415-01-326-1577
    • 7 3/8: 8415-01-326-1578
    • 7 1/2: 8415-01-326-1579
    • 7 5/8: 8415-01-326-1580
    • 7 3/4: 8415-01-326-1581
    • 7 7/8: 8415-01-469-1922
    • 8: 8415-01-469-1924

References

  • Quartermaster R & E Center. "Laundering Characteristics of Environmental Headgear; Army Cap, Field, Cotton, OG 107 and Navy Cap, Intermediate, Cold Weather". October 1959. [pdf]
  • http://olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_clothing_m1951_cap_field.php

Notes

  1. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112119570098?urlappend=%3Bseq=35