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

Mask overview Edit

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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 eyepieces 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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