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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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Soviet Nuclear\Radioactive R-2 Mask Czech M-10 M Gas Mask and Drinking Tube Military Issue AIRBOSS Lightweight Chemical Overboot ALO CBRN - Size (L)
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Soviet R-2 Mask M-10 M Protective Gas Mask AIRBOSS Lightweight Chemical Overboot ALO CBRN
Soviet era respirator R-2 protects organs from radioactive dusts. Genuine German/Czech M-10 Gas mask. New military issue AirBoss lightweight Overboots (ALO) (CBRN). Size Large
Dual-probe Geiger Counter Set w/case and spare GM tubes Chinese Military TF-1A Gas Mask Filter and Snorkel Uranium Nitrate Metal Element Sample in Sealed Ampule - 1.0 gram
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HDER-G01 Geiger Counter Set Chinese TF-1A Gas Mask Uranium Nitrate Hexahydrate Yellowcake Sample
U.S. Military-grade HDER-G01 Dual-probe Geiger Counter with spare GM tubes. Chinese TF-1A gas mask with snorkel and filter. 1.0 gram sample of 99.6% pure Uranium Nitrate Hexahydrate.
WWI Corrected English Model C.E.M. Gas Mask Set - US Army Optical Inserts for M17 Gas Masks - Metal Eye Glass Frames Surplus IDF SMARTAF Baby / Infant Protective Wrap Gas Mask Respirator
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WWI Corrected English Model (C.E. Mask) Gas Mask Set - US Army Optical Inserts for M17 Gas Masks - Metal Eye Glass Frames SMARTAF Baby / Infant Protective Wrap Gas Mask
Rare WWI (C.E.M) gas mask with the original instruction book, field repair kit and Bag. Prescription glasses metal frame insert for an M17 Gas Mask Israeli SMARTAF baby / infant / child protective wrap gas mask.
WWII German Army Clora Model 31 Gas Mask Respirator M1 Gas Mask Waterproofing Bag kit - US Military Issue Soviet Warsaw Pact EO-19 PBF Gas Mask and Filter - Grey
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German Clora Model 31 Gas Mask M1 Gas Mask Waterproofing Bag kit Grey Russian PBF Gas Mask
Very rare WW II German Military issue Clora type gas mask. U.S. Military Army Surplus M1 Gas Mask Waterproofing Bag kit. Russian/Soviet PBF Gas Mask and Filter - Grey
U.S. Army M4 Lightweight Service Gas Mask and Carrier Soviet Army MM1 Radio Operator Gas Mask Kit WWII British Army Mk.1 Light Gas Mask Set
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Unissued U.S. Army Lightweight Service Gas Mask M4-10A1-6. Russian MM1 Tank Radio Operator Gas Mask Kit WWII British Army Mk.1 Light Gas Mask Respirator Set
Unissued U.S. M4-10A1-6 Lightweight Service Gas Mask and Carrier. Soviet Army issue MM1 Tank Radio Operator Gas Mask Kit. Unissued surplus set includes a WWII era MK.1 gas mask, Drager filter canister, NATO adapter and a British WWII green canvas carry case.





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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