- 2 Jan 2016
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Hello thought I might show my Vietnam era m17 gas mask. Bought at an antique store for £20! Think I got a bargain for the lot.
I was issued the very same one for riot control when I worked for the local police force. It's 43 years old and still works . I've replaced the filters twice. I use it when ever I don't want to breath in household chemicals or dust.
I don't know the model number of the gas mask they issued us aboard ship when I was in the Navy (mid '80s).
I remember being the only one curious enough to examine them carefully and look up them up in reference manuals.
I also remember the general dismay when I announced my findings....that all our masks were fitted with training canisters and were bloody ****** useless against anything except household dust and maybe tear gas.