Accession Number:

AD0804136

Title:

TROPICAL COMBAT HATS (ACL-84/67)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-06

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

All three models of Tropical Combat Hats were well received by the evaluating troops. In all cases, the prototype hats were preferred in comparison with the standard baseball cap. All three models of Tropical Combat Hats were reported to provide increased protection against sun, rain, and insects in comparison with the baseball cap. The mosquito headnet was effective, comfortable, and provided adequate visibility during the day and marginal visibility during the night. The Tropical Combat Hats were definitely desired for use by troops in base camp, patrolling, combat support, and combat service support operations. The hats were felt to have limited utility on combat operations. The camouflage head band and the chin strap were desirable additions to the basic design of the Tropical Combat Hat.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE