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.
Heyah i have a question if i will buy a Swedish Folksmask and cut open the filter and take out everything will it be safe to wear ? also about the Finnish M61 mask will it be safe to wear without cleaning the filter out ?
And when i breath in i smeel something funky it smells like a lemon.
And also i read that most od the masks from the wwii Made in Britain contained blue asbestos but that was only for the civilian masks
So i bought like 13 years ago a M10M Czecho-Solovak gas mask it has cheek filters so i putted it together (it was sealed) i started breathing then i putted it of my face. In a couple od minutes my lungs started kinda hurt like somone is pusching on them. I just wanted to make shure if i shoudnt see a doctor. And the mask and filters have no markings or expiration date on them.
Thanks for your support George
At the moment i am going for a visual replica of the PPM-88 gas mask from the Metro 2033/Last Light. Since the filters in the game are silver i was hopeing to get a silver NATO filter to replace it. I appreciate all the help you have given me.
We believe that all filters originally created/issued with GP-5s contain asbestos and so are dangerous to health.
Replacement of the filter shouldn't be hard to find, just google "40mm thread filter" and you should find something that fits. NATO filters (while not intended to work with these masks) will just about fit (may not create a good seal though).
I don't believe so. Russian masks (for the most part) don't follow the NATO standard and so have slightly different dimenstions on their threads, making them incompatible with NATO filters.