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The E-I was the firts Estonian produced gas mask, derivated from the ARS. It was meant to replace the British SBR mask

Overview Edit

Military Edit

The mask is made of rubberized brown canvas and is held onto the face with a 5-points head harness with an addtitional nec strap. The valve housing is a circular metal piece with a thread on the bottom side and the exhale vale is over the thread. The eyepieces are made of celluloid.

Civilian Edit

Later a civilian version was available for the public which differed from the military version in that the rubberised canvas was changed to black leather.

Filter Edit

Originaly it came with the E-I filter but later it was issued with a Dräger 455 and 42mm to 40mm DIN adapter.

Kit Edit

It comes with the facepiece, filter, spare celluloid lenses and a tube carrier.

External information Edit

It started production in 1927 and ended in 1938. Sizes should be V -Väike (Small) K-Keskmine (Medium) S-Suur (Large). It was meant to replace the British SBR mask

User organisationsEdit

  • Flag-ee-a Eesti Kaitsevägi (Estonian defence forces)

  • Flag-ee-vko Vabatahtlik Kodanlik Õhukaitse (pre-Civil DefenceFlag-civil-defence)

  • Flag-fir Fire Brigade

  • Flag-pas Civilians


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