What pro mask does the army use?

M40 field protective mask
Type Gas mask
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1990s–Present (U.S. military)

When was the M40 gas mask issued?

After experimentation with the XM30 Mask (adopted as the MCU-2/P), the M40 Gas Mask entered service in 1987 as the standard replacement for the M17 Field Protective Mask.

What filter does the M40 gas mask use?

The M-40 Full Facepiece has been used for years by U.S. Armed Forces all around the world. This facepiece has been NIOSH-approved with the 3M™ Cartridge FR-C2A1 or 3M™ Cartridge FR-64 for acid gases (including chlorine), CN, CS, and P100 particulate filter.

Is the M40 gas mask still in service?

The M40A1 Field Protective Gas Mask has been in use by the military of the United States since 1992 to protect from field concentrations of chemical and biological agents, along with radiological fallout particles. It still remains in U.S. Military service today.

What is the difference between the M50 and M51 mask?

Variants. M50: Gas mask made to replace existing gas masks in use by the US military. M51: Consisting of a M50 gas mask with a CVC hood for head/neck protection and a flexible pipe to connect to combat vehicle overpressure systems.

Can a civilian buy a M50 gas mask?

The M50 and the FM50 are restricted from sale to civilians by the manufacturer. BEST ANSWER: We apologize, however as a part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our public safety officers corporate policy currently restricts the sale of all Gas Masks to law enforcement and military agencies.

Who makes the M40 gas mask?

MSA and Scott Aviation and ILC Dover (who helped the early development and production of the M40), sold the M40 contract to the adhesive company, 3M. 3M began producing the M40 as the FR-M40, intended for civilian use and marked (NOT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY). Aside from this marking, the mask is identical to the M40A1.

How long do M40 gas mask filters last?

Most combined gas mask filters will last around 8 hours in a biological or chemical situation. Filters against specific chemical agents can last up to 20 hours.

How do you clean a M40 gas mask?

(3) Procedural Steps: (a) Remove the filter by unscrewing it (b) Dip clean, soft cloth in warm soapy water and wring it out. Wash mask inside and out. Wash voice-meter, outlet valve cover, and inlet valve assemblies. Be careful with rubber disks.

What gas mask does the U.S. military use 2021?

Avon M50 gas mask
The Avon M50 gas mask is a military-grade gas mask that is currently used by the U.S. military. It is high-quality, comfortable, and extremely effective during field operations.

What does the M50 mask protect you from?

It is an above-the-neck, chemical-biological (CB) respirator that protects against battlefield concentrations of CB agents, toxins, toxic industrial materials and radioactive particulate matter. The M50/51 masks replace the M40 field protective mask and M42, MCU-2/P series masks and the M45 of the Land Warrior Program.