This cap is very similiar in design to the more commonly seen Army Air Force Type A-3 mechanics cap but the N-3 cap was the counterpart for the U.S. Navy. Standardised in 1943, it was issued to all ground crew as part of their 4-part fatigue uniform.
Constructed of 6 triangular crown panels in a 'ball-cap' style design, and made from a strong 8 ounce cotton HBT fabric with stiff fibre board peak covered in the same HBT fabric. Forest green cotton twill to the underside that helps to reduce glare.
- Eastman Leather Clothing USN N-3 HBT Cap - 8 ounce cotton HBT fabric - 6-piece crown - Peak with a green cotton undercloth - Reinforced inside with cotton tape - Snug fitting un the head - Short beak that measures 6,5 cm at its widest part - Stamped with U.S.N. logo and size on the inside - Made in Japan