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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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U.S. Army Surplus M42A1 Gas Mask - Armored Vehicle edition WWII Spanish Degea Gas Mask Respirator Israeli Z56 Gas Mask and Filter
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M42A1 Field Protective Mask Spanish Degea Gas Mask Israeli Z56 Gas Mask and Filter
U.S. ARMY M42A1 Field Protective Surplus Gas Mask Kit. Spanish Army Degea Gas Mask from WWII. Original Israeli 1968 Army/Military Z56 Gas Mask and Filter.
U.S. Army Camelbak Molle Chemical Resistant Reservoir Hydration Carrier Pack Serbian Army M1 Gas Mask Respirator Gulf War Unissued AVON M50 FM50 Joint Service CBRN Gas Mask kit
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U.S. Army Camelbak Chemical Resistant Reservoir Serbian M1 Gas Mask Avon M50 FM50 Joint Service CBRN Gas Mask
U.S. Army Issue Camelbak Chemical Resistant Reservoir. Serbian military issue M1 Gas Mask kit. Avon M50 FM50 Joint Service CBRN Gas Mask Respirator complete with accessories - unissued.
British Military Avon S10 Gas Mask, filter, bag U.S. ARMY M2A2 Service Gas Mask and Carrier Russian VPHR Chemical Weapon Detector - Portable Soviet Army Chemical Testing Device
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Surplus Avon S-10 U.S. ARMY M2A2 Service Gas Mask and Carrier Russian/Soviet VPHR Chemical Weapon Detector
British Army Surplus Full Facepiece Respirator Avon S10 Gas Mask Respirator, surplus filter. WW ll U.S. Army Heavyweight Model M2A2 Service Gas Mask. Genuine Russian/Soviet VPHR Portable Chemical Weapon Detector.
Russian/Soviet SM-1 (ShM1) Helmet Gas Mask and Filter Czech Army NBC Chemical Suit Set with Carry Bag Rare WWII US Military D-Day Waterproof gas mask bag
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Soviet SM-1 (ShM1) Helmet Gas Mask Militaria Collector's Item, Authentic D-Day Waterproof Gas Mask Bag
Rare Soviet Army issue SM-1 Helmet Gas Mask, Chemical Canister and Carry bag. Czech Army NBC Chemical Suit Set with carry bag Rare collector's item for the military buff - Authentic U.S. Military WWII D-Day gas mask bag, waterproof, model M7
Soviet Warsaw Pact EO-19 PBF Gas Mask and Filter - Grey Aircrew CBR Respirator A/P22P-14 (V)3 OBOG U.S Army Surplus Military Grade NBC C2A1 Gas Mask Filter
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Grey Russian PBF Gas Mask C2A1 Gas Mask Filter
Russian/Soviet PBF Gas Mask and Filter - Grey JSCESM A/P22P-14(V)3 OBOG Aircrew CB Respirator Kit Unissued U.S. Army/Military NBC C2A1 Gas Mask Filter.

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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Surplus US ARMY M256A1 Chemical Agent Detector Kit

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M256A1 Chemical Agent Detector Kit
U.S ARMY chemical agent detector kit complete with 12 test kits and instruction cards.

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