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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 Unissued M17A2 Field Protective Gas Mask Russian MIG Aircrew PLF Flight NBC Gas Mask Respirator WWII British Army Mk.1 Light Gas Mask Set
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M-17 Unissued US Army Gas Mask Russian Military Aircrew gas mask kit WWII British Army Mk.1 Light Gas Mask Respirator Set
US Military Issue M17A1/M17A2 (M17) Field Protective Gas Mask and filter. Unissued Russian Military Aircrew gas mask and filter. Unissued surplus set includes a WWII era MK.1 gas mask, Drager filter canister, NATO adapter and a British WWII green canvas carry case.
Drager M65 Gas Mask kit - German Military Surplus Vintage Dustfoe Respirator with extra filters Iraqi Army M85 Gas Mask with Filter
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Drager M65 Gas Mask kit - German Military Surplus Iraqi Army M85 Gas Mask with Filter
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.
Rare Dustfoe Respirator mask and filters. Manufactured by Miller & Griesinger company of Arkansas City, Kansas. Genuine Iraqi Army issue M85 Gas Mask with Filter
Soviet/East German SchM41M Protective Gas Mask U.S. ARMY M2A2 Service Gas Mask and Carrier Vintage Military Trench Art ND Mark V Gas Mask Carrier
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SchM41M Gas Mask U.S. ARMY M2A2 Service Gas Mask and Carrier Vintage NAVY ND Mark V Gas Mask Carrier with Trench Art
Genuine Russian/East German SchM41M Protective Gas Mask, filter and olive drab carrying bag. WW ll U.S. Army Heavyweight Model M2A2 Service Gas Mask. US NAVY ND MARK V gas mask carrier/bag with trench art.
Pre-WWII French Army TC 38 Gas Mask Respirator Soviet Civilian GP-5 Gas Mask and Canister British Civilian Duty Respirator
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French Army TC 38 Gas Mask Respirator GP-5 Civilian Gas Mask C.6 Special Service Respirator
French Military/Army issue TC 38 Gas Mask, Filter & Carrier. Original Soviet GP-5 Civilian issue Gas Mask kit. WWII British Civil Defense Special Service Respirator
Soviet Warsaw Pact EO-19 PBF Gas Mask and Filter - Grey Chinese Army MF4 Gas Mask Unissued Polish Military Maskpol MP5 Gas Mask and Filter for sale
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Grey Russian PBF Gas Mask Polish  MP-5U Gas Mask Kit
Russian/Soviet PBF Gas Mask and Filter - Grey Rare Chinese Army MF4 Gas Mask, Filter and Carrier in excellent condition. New Polish Army issue MP-5 Gas Mask and Filter Army 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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