The MP-5 is a Polish-licensed copy of the French ARF-A mask and was issued to the Polish Army where replaced MP-4. It was partially replaced in service by the MP-6 "Apollo".

Mask Edit

The MP-5 is constructed of semi-rigid butyl rubber and features a flexible, polymer panoramic visor and a 40mm STANAG thread. It has an oral-nasal cup, a drinking tube system, and a voice diaphragm. The drinking tube can be rotated on the inside by turning then nozzle on the outside of the mask. It uses a six-point head harness with rubber straps, and uses two hooks on the bottom chin sections, allowing the wearer to quickly secure the mask in the event of an emergency.

Since the mask is semi-solid in construction, it can be uncomfortable for certain head sizes and shapes, usually remedied by adjusting the straps accordingly. The panoramic visor is also prone to yellowing when exposed to UV rays for extended periods, and can smear and smudge easily depending on how it is cleaned.

Filter Edit

main article: FP-5

FP-5 filters come standard with most MP-5 masks. The filters do not contain asbestos. Contrary to popular belief, FP-5 filters are NATO STANAG RD40 x 1/7 and will not fit on GOST RD40 x 4 masks.

Bag Edit

The carrier is a direct copy of the French ARF-A version, featuring stitched, rubberized canvas. It contains external pouches for the water bottle and drinking tube and features a tray in the bottom that holds the carrier's shape and holds the filter. Normally comes in a standard green, though woodland and desert variants do exist, mostly for the ARF-A.

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