USSR Afghan Panama Boonie Khaki
Made in Russia (USSR)
Chin Strap Included
This is the USSR Afghan Panama Hat. This is an original hat from the era. These hats were used by the Soviets during the Soviet-Afghanistan war in the 1980's. They were used with the famous "Afghanka" uniform during hot weather. These hats are technically not panama hats, but due to their design and similar function, they are often called "Panamanka" hats.
Historical pictures are a courtesy of the following:
By Кувакин Е. (1987); scanned and processed by User:Vizu (2009); размещено согласно Permissions - own scan photo E.Kuvakin by personal collection, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7040972
By RIA Novosti archive, image #644465 / Yuriy Somov / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18163785