The P.C. 30 was the first Italian mask made for the civilian population. It was mainly used during training and drills and was never issued to civilians outside the aforementioned.
Mask overview EditThe P.C. 30 was made of thin green rubber and it used the standard Italian 5 elastic straps system. The mask sported a twin exhale valve system which used a simple rubber disc, one for each cheek. Its filter was connected through an unusual 30 mm filter intake at the bottom of the mask. The later masks' filter intakes would sport the more standard 40 mm thread.
The filter was made with various blocking substances in two layers, one of which was made of cellulose, which was regarded as very hard to breathe through. The filter itself was openable, allowing users to change the cotton layer and the other parts. To use the filter, the user was required to remove the card layer over the filter's intake.
This type of filter was discarded as new blocking substances were developed, and no other filter would be openable like this kind.Foreign production filters made by L'Anti-Gaz are similar, but not able to be opened.
Kit EditThe mask came in a metal cylinder with straps containing its filter, instructions, spare exhale valves, anti-fogging soap and the mask itself.
The P.C. 30 is the first-ever Italian mask designed for the civilian population before the sale of S.C.M. licensed masks. This mask was used mainly for training the population on how to operate a gas mask and was never issued to the population outside training and drills.