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The M48 was issued to US Army AH-64 "Apache" helicopter crews. The mask was issued to replace the M43 in service, and was likely manufactured by Mine Safety Appliances.[3] [4][5]

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US Army stock to hand Edit

Fiscal year M43 M48 M49
2000 5,881 0 0
2001 3,158 2,055 0
2002 2,678 2,355 0
2003 418(?) 1,151[6] 0
2004 2,835(?) 3,498 0
2005 145(?) 2,049 0
2006 3,265(?) 18,292[7] 909

Notes Edit

  1. JPEO-CBD, M48
  2. JPEO-CBD, MPU6(V)/P
  3. Mauroni pp. 8-9
  4. DoD (2004)
  5. DoD (2007)
  6. DoD (2004) p284
  7. DoD (2007) p266

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