The best Gas Mask available to the world military




 
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December 29th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: The best Gas Mask available to the world military


What is it?
December 29th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Well, you've bested me. I haven't a clue.

How do you even rate the top tier gas masks?
December 29th, 2005  
sunb!
 
 
It depends all on the filter. The battlefields have moved on from trench warfare to fighting in built up areas and then we face threats from chemical manufacturing plants as well as regular combat gas. The standard issued filter for your gas mask may not stop aerosoles, formaldehyd or ammonia as the molecules may be to small to be stopped, so you need a second one for industrial pollution. However, the filter for industrial pollution may not stop combat gasses as the filter is compiled differently than the other, and so on and so on.

I haven't tried any other gas masks than the standard NATO issued, but as long as the mask is used properly and you have the correct filter all masks will do the job - though those with a integrated hood may be slightly better.
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December 29th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
how about Israeli Military M15 gas masks?
December 29th, 2005  
sunb!
 
 
http://www.approvedgasmasks.com/index.htm

Lots of kit to choose from.
December 29th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Actually I don't want to buy one! hehe, I dont need one!

I was thinking of the basic anti CW training I received in bootcamp and there we had lots of German made gas masks that we were told they are the best beside the Americans' and Israelis'
December 29th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
I'm going with the M40.
December 29th, 2005  
systemlord
 
 
At the moment the German Army is still using the M65



The new one will be the "Schutzmaske 2000"

http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/P...00-140x177.jpg

It has a larger field of view, a bayonet fixing for the filter for the better use of the weapon optics, a connection to the drinking system and a speech diaphragm for better communication.

I don't know if it is the best gas mask of the world but compared to the M65 it's much better.
December 31st, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
December 31st, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by systemlord
At the moment the German Army is still using the M65



The new one will be the "Schutzmaske 2000"

http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/P...00-140x177.jpg

It has a larger field of view, a bayonet fixing for the filter for the better use of the weapon optics, a connection to the drinking system and a speech diaphragm for better communication.

I don't know if it is the best gas mask of the world but compared to the M65 it's much better.
This is the one I had during the service