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The GM54 is a German gas mask issued to both Civil Defense and the German Military.
The GM54 was a gas mask similar in design to that of the GM30 and the GM38. The GM54 is built from a canvas material coated in a grayish-green rubber coating, similar to previous Nazi military mask designs. The mask uses an inlet and outtake valve attached to the front of the mask, with a metal cover covering the outtake valve to prevent damage and decay. It uses a five-piece headcloth harness with a bottom harness strap to tighten the mask for a better seal, some models also included carry straps. The lenses are attached by a large metal crimp on outer pieces, a design carried over from the previous GM masks.
The mask was issued in a large metal canteen as most GM masks were, with a simple carry strap attached for mobility.
The GM54 was issued with a slightly improved version of the filter issued with the GM30 mask, the FE 55, the filter is small and lightweight.