The EM3 was an Italian gas mask made by Pirelli for industry use.
Mask overview Edit
The EM3 mask's facepiece was made of a two layers beige rubber, textured on the outside and smooth on the inside. The head harness had five straps, two of which had hooks to quickly don the mask without having to field adjust. The lenses were made of triplex glass. Inside the mask, there was a sponge layer that helped to reduce the dead space inside the mask and to prevent fogging while wearing it; this sponge-section design varied slightly from the Penna respirator to closen the eyepieces to the eyes so to give a better field of view. The inlet-outlet assembly is connected to the mask at the bottom and it has three holes: one for the hose, one for the connection to the mask and the third was for the exhale valve, kept still by a lid; inside there is an inlet valve. The filter itself was attached through a corrugated hose to the aforementioned piece and itself was kept in its bag or cage carrier.
The EM3 was very similar to the EM2, with only three small differences:
- The eyepieces are larger and allow a better peripheral vision
- The lower straps sport a hook system
- The hose is extendable, allowing smoother movement