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Posted: 6/6/2002 9:54:52 PM EST
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 9:57:01 PM EST
[#1]
I think you have a gas mask.....


Scott

[:D]



Link Posted: 6/6/2002 9:58:59 PM EST
[#2]
[:)] Thanks Scott!  You've been a big help.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 10:09:20 PM EST
[#3]
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...


Scott

Link Posted: 6/6/2002 10:23:02 PM EST
[#4]
Ah ha!  I found it.  Its a M40 [img]http://member.newsguy.com/~usgi2000/images/mcu2pmask.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 10:23:36 PM EST
[#5]
Anyone know what the proper cleaning procedure for one of these is?
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 10:56:59 PM EST
[#6]
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 10:57:37 PM EST
[#7]
DOH!, so maybe I didnt find it :)
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:07:51 PM EST
[#8]
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 4:57:27 AM EST
[#9]
Quoted:
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.

Rmpl
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