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Army Gas Masks

Browse the largest online collection of U.S. Army gas masks, Israeli gas masks, Russian gas masks, Korean gas masks, German gas masks, Swedish gas masks and all other non-military issue gas masks and filters.

Our current inventory includes everything from Genuine Issue (GI) WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam and current issue gas mask and supplies. We also carry a large selection of European Gas Masks as well as commercial NBC gear. There is something here for everyone from collectors, police, to folks looking for preparedness items.

We have been in the surplus business for over 10 years. Read the About Us link for a history of our store. Over the years we have built a reputation of being honest and treating our customers fairly. Our buyers include the public, entertainment, local government, regional/national government, schools, churches, clubs etc.

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Surplus IDF SMARTAF Baby / Infant Protective Wrap Gas Mask Respirator BlackHawk STRIKE Gas Mask Pouch - 37CL50OD Soviet Warsaw Pact EO-19 PBF Gas Mask and Filter - Grey
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SMARTAF Baby / Infant Protective Wrap Gas Mask BlackHawk STRIKE Gas Mask Pouch Grey Russian PBF Gas Mask
Israeli SMARTAF baby / infant / child protective wrap gas mask. New BlackHawk STRIKE MOLLE Gen 4 Gas Mask Blower Pouch. Russian/Soviet PBF Gas Mask and Filter - Grey
British Army MK IV Desert Camo NBC Suit Size Large U.S. Army Camelbak Molle Chemical Resistant Reservoir Hydration Carrier Pack WWII Spanish Degea Gas Mask Respirator
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Large British Army DPM (NBC) Desert Camo Suit U.S. Army Camelbak Chemical Resistant Reservoir Spanish Degea Gas Mask
Large Genuine British Army Nuclear Biological Chemical (NBC) Suits. U.S. Army Issue Camelbak Chemical Resistant Reservoir. Spanish Army Degea Gas Mask from WWII.
Czech Army Respirator and Bag U.S. Army M14A2 Tank Gas Mask w/Carry Bag and Filter Canister Unissued Polish Military Maskpol MP5 Gas Mask and Filter for sale
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Czech Army Respirator and Bag U.S. Army M14A2 Tank Gas Mask w/Carry Bag and Filter Canister Polish  MP-5U Gas Mask Kit
Czech emergency respirator complete with bag and accessories. Vietnam era U.S. Army M14A2 Tank Gas Mask complete with Carry Bag and Filter. New Polish Army issue MP-5 Gas Mask and Filter Army Kit
Soviet Military PMG KM-16A Gas Mask, Filter, Carrier U.S. Army M45 Gas Mask Kit with Accessories - Unissued Chinese Military TF-1A Gas Mask Filter and Snorkel
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PMG Civil protection PMG Gas Mask U.S. Military M45 Gas Mask Kit complete with accessories and SOG Hose, Unissued, New Chinese TF-1A Gas Mask
Soviet Military PMG Gas Mask complete with NBC filter and carrier bag in very good condition. Unissued U.S. Military M45 gas mask kit complete with all accessories including SOG hose. Chinese TF-1A gas mask with snorkel and filter.
Unissued AVON M50 FM50 Joint Service CBRN Gas Mask kit U.S. Army Surplus M42A1 Gas Mask - Armored Vehicle edition Russian Military GP-7VM / PMK-2 Gas Mask and Filter
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Avon M50 FM50 Joint Service CBRN Gas Mask M42A1 Field Protective Mask GP-7VM / PMK-2  Gas Mask Kit
Avon M50 FM50 Joint Service CBRN Gas Mask Respirator complete with accessories - unissued. U.S. ARMY M42A1 Field Protective Surplus Gas Mask Kit. New Russian GP-7VM / PMK-2 gas mask and filter - Complete kit!

Modern chemical warfare began on April 22, 1915, when German soldiers first used chlorine gas to attack the French in Ypres, against Canadian and French colonial troops. The initial response was to equip troops with cotton mouth pads for protection. Soon afterwards the British added a long cloth which was used to tie chemical-soaked mouth pads into place, and which was called the Black Veil Respirator. Dr. Cluny MacPherson of The Royal Newfoundland Regiment brought the idea of a mask made of chemical absorbing fabric and which fitted over the entire head to England, and this was developed into the British Hypo Helmet of June 1915. This primitive type of mask went through several stages of development before being superseded in 1916 by the canister gas mask of 1916. This had a mask connected to a tin can containing the absorbent materials by a hose.

But the inventor of the first effective coal gas mask was Russian scientist Nikolay Dimitrievich Zelinskiy in World War I (in 1915) against German gas attacks. In 1916 his gas masks were accepted on arms of the countries of Triple Entente. Zelinskiy gas mask is the most popular in the world.

Gas masks development since has mirrored the development of chemical agents in warfare, filling the need to protect against ever more deadly threats, biological weapons, and radioactive dust in the nuclear era. However, where agents that cause harm through contact or penetration of the skin occurs, such as blister agent or nerve agent, a gas mask alone is not sufficient protection, and full protective clothing must be worn in addition, to protect from contact with the atmosphere. For reasons of civil defense and personal protection, individuals often purchase gas masks in the belief that they prevent against the harmful effects of an attack with nuclear, biological, or chemical (NBC) agents; this is not the case, as gas masks protect only against respiratory absorption. Whilst most military gas masks are designed to be capable of protection against spectrum of NBC agents, they can be coupled with filter canisters that are proof against those agents (heavier) or just against riot control agents and smoke (lighter, and often used for training purposes); likewise there are lightweight masks solely for use in riot control agents and not for NBC situations.

Although thorough training and the availability of gas masks and other protective equipment can render the casualty-causing effects of an attack by chemical agents nullified, troops who are forced to operate in full protective gear are less efficient in completing their given tasks, tire easily, and may be affected psychologically by the threat of attack by these weapons. During the Cold War era, it was seen as inevitable that there would be a constant NBC threat on the battlefield, and thus troops needed protection in which they could remain fully functional; thus protective gear, and especially gas masks have evolved to incorporate innovations in terms of increasing user-comfort, and in compatibility with other equipment (from drinking devices to artificial respiration tubes, to communications systems etc). The gas mask has thus now arrived at a 'fourth generation' of development. Learn more about the development of military gas masks throughout history.

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