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Papa Nui Tail End Charlie Cap

Coming in a Japanese milled HBT fabric, the Tail End Charlie Cap is a new take on the classic A-3 Mechanics Cap and is designed with a more compact visor shape to allow flexibility and freedom of movement in tight spaces.

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The Papa Nui Cap Co. Research division present to you a new project; the Tail End Charlie Cap. A long fascination with the ubiquitous A-3 Mechanics Cap has lead to this unique offering, an essential addition to your flight kit.

Following the premise that gun turrets are tightly cramped spaces, the Papa has created a HBT cap that is better suited for issue to ball turret and tail gunners. Enter the Tail End Charlie, a superior Nippon made herringbone twill cap that captures all the history and romance of the A-3 but offers up a re-designated visor shape that provides less obstacle and more freedom of movement in a tight environment. This cap is built solid and is not General Issue!

Charlie’ is there! An Angel whose got your back, twin 50’s pointing towards the sun, covering the sky, covering your ass.

Key Features of the Papa Nui Tail End Charlie Cap

  • Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)
  • Machine washable
  • Cold wash/soak to shape or stretch, hot wash/soak and tumble dry to shrink

Medium, Large


Japanese milled olive drab Herringbone Twill






Where necessary, we recommend machine washing your Superfort Cap on a cold cycle and line drying.

If you’re happy with the sizing of your Superfort Cap, avoid tumble drying as this may result in slight shrinkage.


Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm).

To find out more about how to measure your head to get the sizing of your cap perfect, see this detailed post about Papa Nui sizing. Need more information on how to fine tune the sizing of your Papa Nui cap? Our sizing page also contains information about how to stretch or shrink your cap.

Before attempting to stretch or shrink your cap, please see the Care section to see if this is possible with your model.

Shipping & Returns

We want shopping with Those That Know to be easy. To make sure you’re completely satisfied with your experience with us we have a simple Shipping & Returns process.


We use Royal Mail to ship orders. We charge a flat rate shipping cost per order based on your location. This is:

  • UK – £3.55 (Delivery in 48 hours)
  • Europe – £4.80 (Delivery in 3-5 working days)
  • Rest of World – from £6.50 (Delivery in 6-7 working days)

You can find out more about our shipping methods and international zones on our shipping page.


We’re happy to accept return or exchange of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first on [email protected].

For more information about the process, see our returns page.