Cap of blue-gray cloth with one 19-mm button. Lining of brownish-beige artificial silk (cotton in 1943 was no longer used for lining, because cotton had become a deficit by that time). Button is aluminum, painted in pale blue. The cap has loops in order to keep the ears when they are down. Ink stamp with the manufacturer number, size and year of production is on the cupola.
Visor has standard length (6-7 cm), not shortened, inside is insert of soft, supple material that is water-resistant. Our material is reliable to aging and resistant to water (washing). The visor is soft, easy to bend, and when the cap is on the head, the visor he takes the form of a beautiful arc. It can be given the triangular shape (as happened with worn caps of veterans). The visor should be strongly bent for this — and it will remember the shape. The visor of our cap can not be broken. Our insert gives the same opportunities as the original, but it is better for consumer properties.
The blue-gray cloth is basic for the Luftwaffe — the air force. It was not only for pilots, but also for airfields personnel, anti-aircraft gunners and artillery of all kinds, paratroopers, and finally infantry in "Luftwaffen-Feld" units.
One-button caps were used in the Luftwaffe (Luftwaffe — air force) or in Feldgrau colour in the SS (Schutzstaffeln). In 1943, buttons were metal. Later Luftwaffe caps had flat glass or plastic button (usually gray-blue color), while in SS might have even cardboard buttons.