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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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Swedish M51 GasMask SKYDDSMASK-51 Gas Mask and Filter - M-51 Drager M65 Gas Mask kit - German Military Surplus U.S. ARMY M2A2 Service Gas Mask and Carrier
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genuine Swedish NBC SKYDDSMASK-51 gas masks Drager M65 Gas Mask kit - German Military Surplus U.S. ARMY M2A2 Service Gas Mask and Carrier
Swedish NBC SKYDDSMASK-51 gas mask with 60mm filter. Carry bag shown is not included. This mask is also referred to as the M-51 gas mask, or M51 gas mask. These gas masks are in like new surplus condtion and come with a 60mm filter. A must have for any collection. The Drager M65 Gas Mask was used by the German Armed Forces by military personnel, and by civilians as well (the M65Z). This mask is genuine Bundeswehr surplus and a more recent version than its predecesor the M62 respirator. There were several versions of the M65 manufactured beginning in the mid 1960s. This comes with the mask, 40mm filter (sealed unopened canister), and its original plastic carrying can with straps.

Interesting fact about the manufacturer: The Drager "breathing apparatus" was devised in 1903 and manufactured by the Drager Company of Germany. It became so popular in the mine rescue business that the term "dragerman" became a synonym for an underground mine rescue worker. The company still exists today and claims to have manufactured over two million protective masks for the German Armed Forces during World War One. The M65 gas mask for sale was manufactured by Drager.
WW ll U.S. Army Heavyweight Model M2A2 Service Gas Mask.
NATO MKIII Chemical Suit Hungarian M76 Gas Mask Rare Chinese Army M69 Gas Mask and Filter
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NATO MKIII Chemical Suit M76 Gas Mask and Filter Chinese Military M69 Gas Mask
Original NATO MKIII fully charcoal lined chemical suit. Hungarian M76 gas mask, filter and carrier in very good condition. Chinese Army Military M69 Gas Mask, Carrier and Filter.
Israeli Z56 Gas Mask and Filter Romanian Army M85 Gas Mask U.S. Army Surplus M45 Gas Mask, NBC Filter and Carrier
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Israeli Z56 Gas Mask and Filter Romanian Army M85 Gas Mask U.S. Military M45 Gas Mask, NBC Filter and Carrier
Original Israeli 1968 Army/Military Z56 Gas Mask and Filter. Romanian Army M85 Gas Mask with NBC 40mm filter, water bottle and drinking tube. Surplus U.S. Army Land Warrior M45 gas mask, NBC filter and carry bag.
WWl U.S. C.E. Gas Mask, Uniform, & 2 Patches with Documents Russian/Soviet SM-1 (ShM1) Helmet Gas Mask and Filter Czech Army Respirator and Bag
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WWl U.S. Army Gas Mask Uniform 2 Patches with Documents Soviet SM-1 (ShM1) Helmet Gas Mask Czech Army Respirator and Bag
WW l U.S. Army Gas Mask, Uniform, & 2 Patches with Documents dated 1918. Rare Soviet Army issue SM-1 Helmet Gas Mask, Chemical Canister and Carry bag. Czech emergency respirator complete with bag and accessories.
Drager Accuro CDS HazMat Gas/Chemical Testing Kit - COMPLETE w/Pelican Case U.S. Army M14A2 Tank Gas Mask w/Carry Bag and Filter Canister Surplus Canadian C-4 Gas Mask Respirator Army Military
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Drager CDS/Hazmat Kit w/ X-act 5000 automatic pump U.S. Army M14A2 Tank Gas Mask w/Carry Bag and Filter Canister Surplus C4 Gas Mask
Drager CDS Civil Defense Emergency Response Kit for Domestic Use.
Includes everything noted in photo, make note of the date on Test Tubes
of Dec. 2008.
Vietnam era U.S. Army M14A2 Tank Gas Mask complete with Carry Bag and Filter. Canadian Military C4 defense gas mask/respirator developed by DREO.

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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