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The M59 was the standard italian gas mask from 1959 that succeded the T.35.

Mask overview Edit

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A look at the inside of the M59

This mask is essentially a straight upgrade from the T.35. The mask is made from a kind of black rubber like the one of the post-war T.35 variants, it has an inner mask for better periferal seal and has an oral-nasal cup to avoid fogging. The lenses are triangular and give a very good field of view. The Intake is exactly like the T.35 but the exhale valve is on the left side and its cover can be turned to decide in which direction air should go. In the front there is a voice diaphragm.

The kit, the hose and the variant Edit

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M59 with the tanker kit

The mask comes in a canvas bag with its filter. Some times the mask comes with a hose, which means that the mask was made for tank use. There is a dedicated optical variant of the M59, the M73.

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CBRN suit at the italian CBRN museum, including an M59

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M.59 in its red cross variant

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CBRN suit at the italian CBRN museum, including an M59

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M59 Spasciani marking

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M59 Pirelli marking

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CBRN suit at the italian CBRN museum, including an M59

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