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The M18 (officially designated as ARS) was the standard mask of the Belgian Army in World War 1 after the French ARS.
Mask overview[edit | edit source]
Practically a GM17 with a 42 mm filter thread.
The filter[edit | edit source]
The filter was the same as the ARS.
The kit[edit | edit source]
The M18 came with an ARS kit, complete with a metal box with bilingual instruction and an ARS 42 mm filter.
History[edit | edit source]
Variants[edit | edit source]
First variant[edit | edit source]
The first variant was derived from the GM17
Second variant[edit | edit source]
Very few GM18 were made, and even fewer were captured and turned into M18 masks of the second variant.