Hello, hoping you can provide some insight into a filter on my dads old army gas mask, its a S10 gas mask and the filter is a round black canister and has GD 21.5.79 PR 245 A RTC/EXP. on the underside there are 2 circles, one has GD BD and the other has GD KS
Thank you, looks like the same filter found on the S6 MKII thst I've seen pictures off and the haversack the s10 was in was for an S6 MKII and with the date 21.05.79 I assumed that was the expiry date so thats what concerned me as the S10 didn't come out until the 80's I believe.
I asked with the guy who sold it to me.
He said that this filter was made during 90’s so it won’t contain asbestos in it.
I couldn’t find anything about that BKF filter on internet, so if you are sure I will not use it.
If you want I can send to you a pic of the filter
So, i've recently bought a Polish MC-1 Mask that came with a sealed (completely, even had the tape on the covers) MS-4 filter made in '92. Do you happen to know anything about MS-4's, if this one (i know they're not safe, but this one is a '92) is safe by any chance?
Thanks in advance.
Hi. I’ve just bought a Russian gas mask for my son (touring Russia) and I’m not sure if the filter is safe. As I have to take it back to Australia I want to make sure it’s not prohibited because of asbestos and also that it’s safe for him to use. The can is green and has this writing:
As a general rule of thought, avoid soviet filters like the plague, a lot of them have been confirmed to contain asbestos. My recommendation is to buy a modern GOST filter (russian 40mm thread, FP-5 filters are also good) or just using the mask without the filter.
I just bought a gas mask yesterday and the only thing I could find about it that it's probably german but theres no writing on the mask and the filter, just some numbers and I need to know if it's dangerous to breath trough it beacuse I've heard that some filters contain asbestos. And if you can recognize tell me what kind of gas mask is it. Oh and also if I shake it it makes a noise like it has a bunch of particles inside. Thank you for reading I hope you reply!
It has a picture of the "black GP-5" or the ShMP variant. In the overview, it says the mask is made of white rubber, but does not mention that a black variant of the GP-5 exists (the ShMP). I know this kind of information is minor, tedious, and of debatable usefulness but I bring this up because it might help people who buy the GP-5 online and are confused when they read up an article that appears to imply that GP-5's were solely white. I was thinking that at least informing those who are curious about the variants of the mask will be helpful and increase clarification of the information. After all, how can you tell the whole story of the GP-5 without including some of the variants.