This is supposed to be a general overview of the subject of respirators, aimed at collectors, airsoft players, and preppers.
A respirator is a device worn on the face to filter out hazardous gases or particles, or to provide unfiltered supplied air (usually through rebreathing, or compressed air)
Gas masks were first developed during the First World War, as a response to the use of crude chemical weapons. At first, these masks were quite basic, often consisting of pads over the mouth and nose and fabric hoods, but later development produced respirators more resembling modern masks. The Germans pioneered the use of corrective inserts for soldiers who needed glasses.
Various chemical weapons were developed during the first world war. Initially,…
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This is intended as a long-needed update to User:Rectalwrecker's "Proper Article Construction" blog post. This wiki has progressed significantly since 2014, and practices have changed since the post was first written.
As before, this is intended as a guide to people creating or contributing to articles.
A mask or filter article should have a Template:Mask or Template:Filter infobox at the top (under any notices also applied to the article).
You can insert these with the visual editor by clicking on "insert", "template" on the dropdown menu, and then selecting "Mask" or "Filter". If you'd like to edit an existing infobox with the visual editor, click on the infobox, then click the button with the template name which appears over it.
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Does anybody know the production dates of the Soviet ShM-41? The reason I ask is I seem to have one with the production date of 1983 and that just seems off to me.Read more >
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What masks are these? Anybody know? Thanks!
Just unboxed and washed with soap and hot water.
After the washing, the mask still present some brown dirty parts (in the left part of the mask).
Should I use ethilic alcohol to clean?Read more >
I'll be unavailable for a little bit - any questions or issues you have for never, please leave a message in my walks and I will get back to them as soon as i can.
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Being the genius that I am, I decided to test the seal of my M-10. This may have been the worst mistake of my life. When I was sure the mask fit me correctly, I tool it off and immediately began coughing. Curious as to what would've caused this, I brought a flashlight up to it and, WADDAYAH KNOW?! A disturbingly high amount of white particulates near the exhale valves. Just wondering if I'm gonna be alright or not. I had the M-10 on for about half a minute, by the way... Not even sure if this is the right place to ask (ha) but I'm kinda paranoid at the moment.Read more >
https://discord.gg/jhDCGk2 This is an Invite to our Discord server, there's six of us collectors, some from Wikia, join us.Read more >
So i won a m40 and m17a2 in an auction. But the m40 came with a c2 filter attached amd the m17 still has filters in. I was wondering if the mask is now contaminated or is it fine. And also HOW DO I FREAKING REMOVE THE DANG CHEEK FILTERS?Read more >
Hello all, I was thinking what if we make a discord server? TS is paid while discord servers are free to create. I can create one.Read more >
I've decided to put together a short collection of links to CBRN resources and manuals, mostly pertaining to US CBRN defence (and mostly PDF format)
If any of these links go dead, please ask me. I have copies of some of the documents!
- 2000 (no stock information)
- 2008 (Significantly shorter, no stock information)
- 2009 (Significantly shorter, fielded rather than stock)
- 2012 (Extremely short, possibly fielded rather than stock)
- 2013 (Significantly shorter, possibly fielded rather than stock)
Note that some equipment is referred to differently than on this wiki (for instance, the M50 is generally referred to as the Joint Service General Purpose Mask, or JSGPM)
Manual Mask Target Year
TM 3-4240-280-10 M24, M25A1 Op…
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I've created a couple of new notice boxes for articles:
For use with articles about filters that we are unsure of their status. Please don't use this for filters that we know to be dangerous.
Feedback is appreciated -- if you see something you would like to change about these notices, please leave a comment below
Good luck and have fun out there! EditorUKRead more >
Hey, I'm not really good at making these kind of posts. So I'll make this simple, as the name implies. Would anybody be willing to be mess around on Half-Life 1 Deathmatch or run through the Half-Life campaign in Sven Co-op or something on Steam to pass the time? I can host servers for both games, though I can't say those from outside the US will get the best ping, but it should be rather bearable. I can also make a group on Skype, if needed. I have a (dead) Steam group as well, if interested. Let me know if anyone's up for it.Read more >
im ranked number five on the wiki show me some love for this astonishing achivement
number five thanks all of you for your help.
with exclusive shoutouts to subarrowEvelyn and editorUK for all the help
could not have done it with out you many thanksRead more >
Today I recieved a package from my friend. It was an gas mask from an local Turkish factory.
The mask is weird Im looking at it now and I can see that its been used.
I have its name but I still want to learn about it.
When I learn enough I would like to add it to wikia.
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If anyone wants to know, I'm busy collecting as many of the GP-5 filters as I can, with dates and manufacturing stamps from different years and areas. When I get a large enough sample size, I will disassemble the portions that are supposed to contain asbestos, and get definitive information on which types and years are hazardous.
I have already opened one with M-1-83-11Э stamped on it. Removing a small piece with tweezers, I found that the lower cotton layer does burn, but leaves a fibrous ash that *could* be asbestos. Or it could just as easily be glass fibers. Video to come later.
It really can't be determined without official paperwork, which through my own investigation into this, has been lacking. This argument pops up everywhere the fi…Read more >
Now, this is all just realm of speculation, but I have been researching the action of charcoal in filters and elsewhere. Apparently it is used for the Purification of helium gas. I would venture to say that helium is NOT adsorbed by the active charcoal. It purifies the helium of impurities by adsorbing them, while allowing the helium to pass. Also, helium is a noble gas, meaning it does not react well with anything and usually adopts an inert state.
So, running by this logic, I have some newer production DPG-3 filters that i have loaded with helium from a balloon tank. Also I put them in vacuum sealed packs, like the kind for freezing food in. I have no idea if it will keep them fresh for longer, but if it works, then they may stay fresh f…Read more >
Recently looked on OfferUp for Gas Masks, found a listing for a Soviet PDF-D and a ND Mark V for $50. But the Mark V appears to have a red tinted visor, anybody know anything about this? Did they actually make models like this or is it possible the seller did it himself?Read more >
hello to you all my name is paul biggs a 52 year old man whos not working because of illness on the long days of exercise .hospital vists .doctors.or just resting my legs i was whatching youtube and started to whatch the prepping videos like a lot of people i thought they were mad but as i listered and i talked to friends i began to prep with out knowing it i started to put away a few tins of food every week and stocked up my camping items know i find my self buying army surplus kit spare cooking gas mre food stores and now i am keeping gas masks like the cm4 army mask and looking to get more safty items like a nbc suite more and different filters i ve joined the gas mask wiki for some help and advice and hope give some think back to the…Read more >
Hi I bought a israeli gas mask and I was onedering what the filter can protect agenst if you dont know no problem thanks!Read more >
If you're adding a new page to the wiki, please be sure to add the correct categories. Please also check that a relevant category doesn't already exist before you create a new one.
A brief summary, if you're adding a gas mask: Countries of origin are generally indicated by the demonym (British, Finnish, German, etc), followed by " Gas Masks". For example, a mask from France should go in the category French Gas Masks. Deviations include masks produced in the United States (US Gas Masks) and masks produced in the Soviet Union (Russian Gas Masks).
- Users of a particular mask should be referenced. Military masks go under Military Gas Masks, masks for non-adults are Child Gas Masks and Civilian Gas Masks, and masks for dogs go under Dog Gas Masks (…
Hello ladies and Gentlemen
I haven't posted a blog in a while, so I thought it would be about time I did.
I've noticed an increase in the number of people coming to ask questions lately, which is great news, it's good to see the site's picking up in terms of popularity.
I'd also like to thank all of our contributors for their continued support
And I would like to extend an extra thank you for the edits and comments made by the following users:
Update on the GP-5 filter tests:
I've contacted another 10 possible asbestos testing labs regarding getting the GP-5's filters. I'm awaiting responses for rough costs and possiblities.Read more >
This guide is written to help individuals creating or cleaning up articles.
To make the wiki more uniform, we request that you follow a few simple guidelines when writing or cleaning up an article. First and foremost is very simple, we request that instead of using an image and caption for every article, you use a template:InfoBox. This can be done in both the classic source editor by adding, "" or through the visual editor by clicking on insert>template>Stub.
Breaking an article into several headers isn't required, and is not recommended when writing articles with minimal information. Though if an article is very large it is recommended to break it into smaller parts with individual headers.
The actual content of an article should be formal,…Read more >
Ladies and Gentlemen,
As you are all likely aware, we've been discussing the safety of the General Purpose (GP-5)'s filters and whether or not they contain asbestos or other such dangerous materials.
Unfortunately, we're not much closer to getting a definitive answer for this burning question.
If anyone has any proper evidence, including paper work to back up the claims, either way (that the filters are relatively safe or contain asbestos), it would be much appreciated.
And people, please don't post stuff like "my friend who works in an asbestos lab looked at the filters and said this...", it's not proof one way or the other and without any sort of proper paper work, it's as good as telling me that you're secretly related to the pope. Without …
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Hello, I am informing you guys you can check out my collection by clicking this link:
http://gasmaskandrespirator.wikia.com/wiki/User:EO-19/CollectionRead more >
Can you tell me something about my colection and rate it please
I have :
1.Yugoslavian MC.1 (full citizen protection kit)
2. Serbian M2
3. Serbian M2f
4. Czech M10M
5. American M40a1
6. german WW2 GM 38
keep in mind i dont have founds to buy any more and i cant buy of ebay so i need to buy out of local sites ...
p.s. im from serbia so if you know any sites in the region so i can order common gas masks like m61 , gp 5 ...
AND I REALLY LOVE PMG!!!!!!Read more >
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
I've enabled the new style editor to this wiki, which should make it easier to make edits and do some generally prettying up on this wiki
Some basic tips on how to edit using the new editor:
Hyperlinks or just 'links' allow extra information to be referenced or linked to from another page, they serve primarily as navigation on the wiki and proper use make it considerably easier for users to find new information
Select the text you want to hyperlink. Keep it short, try not to highlight entire sentences and makesure the link is relevant, if the passage is talking about 40mm filters don't link it to a page about the EO-19 PBF.
Quite simple, just click the hyperlink button (the one that looks like a chain), this will ope…
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Ladies and Gents,
I'm coming today, to ask the community at large to help me out here, there's been an increase lately in the sale of the British GSR (General Service Respirator), since we don't have a page on it yet, I think it's about right that we collect as much information about it; to create a informative page
Filter type (I know that it seems to use some sort of proprietary filters that don't use the standard 40 mm)
Fitting system (Sizes and charts)
Images (in use and sitting idle)
Extra information (history about it)
Wikipedia has already done a basic page about the matter, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Service_RespiratorRead more >
Going to be mixing when i get home. TODAYS MIX: CIRCUS, WITH: FuntCase, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P and Cookie monsta! i will hopefully be putting it up on youtube in the next week or so. link will be posted on here as well! I will also be posting ALOT of really cool pics on here as well!Read more >
Ladies and Gentlemen, the hallowed 'een approaches quickly. And now's a great time of year for all of you Collectors out there to dust of those old Gas Masks and Really get into the Spirit!
Certainly, I shall too be getting into the Spirit with My Russian PBF and an appropriately bloodied up white shirt^ to add to the fun of Halloween, even if it's not such a huge event as it is over in the states. It's still an excuse for me to wear a shirt I ruined and Wear a Gas Mask and not be called a nutjob.
^It's fake blood. So don't worry, I wash my shirts if I get blood on 'em
Also, if you're doing something special for Halloween, to do with Gas Masks, please do feel free to post it on here.
If your halloween plans don't have anything to do with Gas M…
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FInished M40 gas mask. Great article. Informative and passionately written.Read more >
Just as a little notice to all editors on this wiki, could you PLEASE work on the articles marked as stubs requiring improvement before you make new ones.
EditorUK (talk) 21:20, August 18, 2013 (UTC)
Also, i've added the chat feature to this wiki now. As that is the case, can I ask some users to volunteer for the Chatmod status?Read more >
Today I have gone through several pages fixing the tags. I have decided to give some information for people when tagging an article to make navigation more simplistic for this wiki. A list of tags you should include with a page:
-The country of origin, some of the pre-existing country tags include:
- British Gas Masks
- British Respirators
- Czech Gas Masks
- Russian Gas Masks
- German Gas Masks
- If the country is not a pre-existing tag feel free to create a page for it.
-The aproximate time of service, when the mask was used:
- The Cold War
- Vietnam War
- The Gulf War
- The War on Terror
- The War of Matt's Anus
-The type of mask:
- Helmet Style Mask: It goes over the entire head.
- Full Face Mask: It covers only the face, but covers it entirely.
Hopefully I can share some of my info with you all, would love to pass on what I have learned!Read more >
Ok ill cut to the chase.
All the army surplus stores around me are mainly camping outlets and the ones which actually stock masks ask absolutely abysmal prices.
I mean $130 bucks for a M10, $99 for a Israeli Civvy and for the creme de la creme $60 for a GP5 of all things ;l
Ebay isnt much more of a help as the postage costs alot.
The ones I have managed to buy have costs anywhere from $35 incl postage up to $125 for both a black and grey PBF.
Moral of the story: Postage costs hurt.Read more >
I have 10 masks coming in the mail and I have 25 right now, so expect some new articles!!Read more >