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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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Chinese Military TF-1A Gas Mask Filter and Snorkel Hungarian M76 Gas Mask Surplus IDF SMARTAF Baby / Infant Protective Wrap Gas Mask Respirator
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Chinese TF-1A Gas Mask M76 Gas Mask and Filter SMARTAF Baby / Infant Protective Wrap Gas Mask
Chinese TF-1A gas mask with snorkel and filter. Hungarian M76 gas mask, filter and carrier in very good condition. Israeli SMARTAF baby / infant / child protective wrap gas mask.
Canadian ARMY Military C-4 Gas Mask Respirator Soviet Army MM1 Radio Operator Gas Mask Kit German Military Chemical Decontamination Kit
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C4 Gas Mask Russian MM1 Tank Radio Operator Gas Mask Kit German Military Decontamination Kit
Canadian Military C4 defense gas mask/respirator developed by DREO. Soviet Army issue MM1 Tank Radio Operator Gas Mask Kit. German Army Decontamination Kit, Original Two One Liter Bottles, OD Green.
Soviet Civilian GP-5 Gas Mask and Canister Rare WWII US Military D-Day Waterproof gas mask bag BlackHawk STRIKE Gas Mask Pouch - 37CL50OD
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GP-5 Civilian Gas Mask Militaria Collector's Item, Authentic D-Day Waterproof Gas Mask Bag BlackHawk STRIKE Gas Mask Pouch
Original Soviet GP-5 Civilian issue Gas Mask kit. Rare collector's item for the military buff - Authentic U.S. Military WWII D-Day gas mask bag, waterproof, model M7 New BlackHawk STRIKE MOLLE Gen 4 Gas Mask Blower Pouch.
U.S. ARMY M40 Conversion to M42 Gas Mask Accessories Kit U.S. Army Surplus M45 Gas Mask, NBC Filter and Carrier WWII Individual Protective Gas Cover, 1945 blister gas cape
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M42 Gas Mask Coversion Kit U.S. Military M45 Gas Mask, NBC Filter and Carrier WWII Individual Protective Gas Cover, 1945 blister gas poncho
U.S. ARMY M40 to M42 gas mask conversion accessories kit. Surplus U.S. Army Land Warrior M45 gas mask, NBC filter and carry bag. WWII Individual Protective Gas Cover, 1945 blister gas cape
WWII British Army Mk.1 Light Gas Mask Set Aircrew CBR Respirator A/P22P-14 (V)3 OBOG Pre-WWII French Army TC 38 Gas Mask Respirator
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WWII British Army Mk.1 Light Gas Mask Respirator Set French Army TC 38 Gas Mask Respirator
Unissued surplus set includes a WWII era MK.1 gas mask, Drager filter canister, NATO adapter and a British WWII green canvas carry case. JSCESM A/P22P-14(V)3 OBOG Aircrew CB Respirator Kit French Military/Army issue TC 38 Gas Mask, Filter & Carrier.





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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