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The ARS was the second french army gas mask during the First World War.

Mask overview Edit


ARS gas mask

The mask is made of rubberized canvas and is held onto the face with a 7-points head harness. The intake-outtake is at the bottom, it is a circular metal piece with a hole in the middle for the filter and a small hole under it for exhalation. The eye pieces are made of celluloid.

Filter Edit

The filter was a simple cylinder filled with activated charcoal. The bottom had multiple holes to allow air in and a 42 mm thread at the top to be screwed onto the mask.

Kit Edit

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ARS gas mask with its kit

The mask and the filter came in a tube with two straps complete with instructions on the bottom of the lid.

History Edit

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