|Genuine US Army M50 or FM50 Gas Mask Respirator
Please note that we will only send to a UK address because of Customs restrictions.
Used but in very good condition Size M
This is the superb M50 respirator (as it is called in the US military) or FM50 as it is branded by the manufacturer Avon. It comes complete with a very well-made carrying pack plus another molle pouch for NBC spares.
The US military invested $150 million in its design and usability, and it is a superb piece of kit with some truly impressive specifications.
Firstly it is very light even with its filters attached and also extremely flexible to ensure a more comfortable fit. It has a low chin piece or 'beard' which means that it will tuck inside protective clothing.
The adjustable head straps are easy to use and the top four can be pre-set so the mask can be donned quickly, lower straps pulled and that's it.
There are easy to remove/attach half-turn filters. Uniquely you can remove one filter while using the mask and a seal in the mask will engage allowing breathing through the remaining filter.
The visor is optically correct across almost 90% of its width, only the very edges vary slightly.
There is a radio comms. unit inside the mask with a small external socket on the nosepiece to link to a radio. A voice projector can also be attached to the nosepiece.
There are only 7 parts to this mask and it can be taken apart by hand with no special tools required, a superb function.
This is a fantastic respirator with some brilliant, user-friendly functions.
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