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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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Soviet GP-5 Gas Mask and Filter - Black M-51 CBB French / Belgium WWII Gas Mask with Standard NATO Filter Rare WWII US Military D-Day Waterproof gas mask bag
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Soviet GP-5 gas mask Militaria Collector's Item, Authentic D-Day Waterproof Gas Mask Bag
Black Russian GP-5 Civilian issue gas mask that comes with a standard 40mm filter and a small O/D gas mask carrier. French/Belgium Gas Mask with Standard NATO Filter. Rare collector's item for the military buff - Authentic U.S. Military WWII D-Day gas mask bag, waterproof, model M7
Scott British Army MoD General Service Gas Mask CBRN Respirator (GSR) SEA Scott FP Full Face Gas Mask Respirator w/ SMALLTALK voice speaker system Czech Army Respirator and Bag
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New British Army GSR General Service Gas mask SEA Scott Full Face Gas Mask Respirator Czech Army Respirator and Bag
New British Army General Service Respirator CBRN Gas Mask. SEA /Scott full FP face panorama full view mask respirator for use with 40mm filters or supplied air. Czech emergency respirator complete with bag and accessories.
Russian Military GP-7VM / PMK-2 Gas Mask and Filter U.S. ARMY M40 Conversion to M42 Gas Mask Accessories Kit British Camouflage Chemical Suit Vacuum Sealed - Military Issue DPM pattern
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GP-7VM / PMK-2  Gas Mask Kit M42 Gas Mask Coversion Kit DPM Chemical/Biological Suit
New Russian GP-7VM / PMK-2 gas mask and filter - Complete kit! U.S. ARMY M40 to M42 gas mask conversion accessories kit. Genuine British DPM camo surplus chemical suits.
Swedish M51 GasMask SKYDDSMASK-51 Gas Mask and Filter - M-51 Russian Civilian Issue GP-5 Army Gas Mask British Military Avon S10 Gas Mask, filter, bag
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genuine Swedish NBC SKYDDSMASK-51 gas masks Russian GP 5 Soviet Army Gas Mask Surplus Avon S-10
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. Unissued Soviet GP-5 Army/Civilian Gas Mask and Filter. British Army Surplus Full Facepiece Respirator Avon S10 Gas Mask Respirator, surplus filter.
Pre-WWII French Army TC 38 Gas Mask Respirator Vintage Military Trench Art ND Mark V Gas Mask Carrier Original Finnish Military M61 Military Gas Mask and Filter
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French Army TC 38 Gas Mask Respirator Vintage NAVY ND Mark V Gas Mask Carrier with Trench Art
French Military/Army issue TC 38 Gas Mask, Filter & Carrier. US NAVY ND MARK V gas mask carrier/bag with trench art. Genuine Finnish Military M61 gas mask.

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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U.S ARMY chemical agent detector kit complete with 12 test kits and instruction cards.

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