USAF Trial cap being sold as Vietnam Tigerstripe?

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    USAF Trial cap being sold as Vietnam Tigerstripe?

    Post by Martin on Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:09 pm

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Salty-Tiger-Stripe-JWD-camo-USMC-cap-hat-/261320802615?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd7ef0137


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    Re: USAF Trial cap being sold as Vietnam Tigerstripe?

    Post by vintageproductions on Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:37 pm

    Are you sure that is a USAF trials piece?
    The pattern screams Japanese made, as does the grommets and construction of the hat. Plus the seller is a fairly advanced tiger stripe collector.


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    Re: USAF Trial cap being sold as Vietnam Tigerstripe?

    Post by Martin on Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:28 am

    vintageproductions wrote:Are you sure that is a USAF trials piece?
    Don't know, that's why I was asking...

    The grey colouration reminds me of the USAF trial tigerstripe:
    http://www.google.com.au/imgres?safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=ZAj&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1366&bih=611&tbm=isch&tbnid=KZLtn-r04KXPXM:&imgrefurl=http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php%3F/topic/90902-abu-prototype-test-blue-tiger-stripe/&docid=pkv-kFCNYsBrlM&imgurl=http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_10_2010/post-2091-1288096002.jpg&w=672&h=503&ei=IwB5UuibN46akgW4lYGwCQ&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:34,s:0,i:190&iact=rc&page=2&tbnh=167&tbnw=215&start=24&ndsp=31&tx=82&ty=66

    I recall several variants were trialled. However I can't see any USAF logo on the cap and it is a marine style cap...

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    Re: USAF Trial cap being sold as Vietnam Tigerstripe?

    Post by Camo_fiend on Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:16 pm

    The blue ABU prototypes did have an 8-point cover issued during wear testing...but I don't think this is one, it seems a little too gray.


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    Re: USAF Trial cap being sold as Vietnam Tigerstripe?

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:13 pm

    100% not a trial ABU.

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    Re: USAF Trial cap being sold as Vietnam Tigerstripe?

    Post by filupe on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:11 pm

    Agree with Bob. Vietnam era cap, just with faded out black stripes.

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