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Posted: 6/6/2002 10:54:52 PM EDT
Does anyone know what the current issue gas mask is?  What does it look like?  I just had a buddy give me one that he had sitting around.  He said he would never use it so he gave it to me.  It has a removable clear lens, drinking tube, mic for a radio, its made of grey rubber, you can mount the filter on either side, etc.  Anyone know what I have?
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 10:57:01 PM EDT
I think you have a gas mask.....



Link Posted: 6/6/2002 10:58:59 PM EDT
[:)] Thanks Scott!  You've been a big help.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:09:20 PM EDT
Just kidding. I have no idea what the current issue is. M9 or something? Important for most people to keep in mind that a gasmask/chem suit is fine for [b]ONE[/b] chemical attack. But certain agents (Mustard comes to mind) have a corrosive effect on protective gear. I might be wrong. Maybe it was Hydrogen cyanide...


Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:23:02 PM EDT
Ah ha!  I found it.  Its a M40 [img]http://member.newsguy.com/~usgi2000/images/mcu2pmask.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:23:36 PM EDT
Anyone know what the proper cleaning procedure for one of these is?
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:56:59 PM EDT
Hate to disappoint 'ya....   That's an MCU-2P mask.

(current issue for airforce?)

Check here for more info: [url]www.asod.org[/url]
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:57:37 PM EDT
DOH!, so maybe I didnt find it :)
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 12:07:51 AM EDT
According to these guys [url]http://www.defend-net.com/gas_masks/[/url] it is current issue for "United States Navy, Navy Seals and Air Force, plus several NATO forces"
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 5:57:27 AM EDT
Ah ha!  I found it.  Its a M40 [img]http://member.newsguy.com/~usgi2000/images/mcu2pmask.jpg[/img]
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The MCU-2P is an excellent mask for a US-issue. The best, IMO, is the M-95 with the M-95 filter. After that, the Canadian C4 and the MCU-2P are tied. The M40 and M17A2's are farther behind.

Get good M-95 filters for your MCU as these rae the ONLY ONES rated to protect against small viruses like Smallpox. Other filters will let them in as they don't have microfiltration.

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