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Can the hood be removed at all for a better view? My fella knows his masks, so I'm just kind of takling through him at the moment.

Always looking for photographs and personal effects.


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If I had to guess I would say it was an air force mask but I don't know, looks like it was made in 1994 so not army as they used the m17 and m40. It could also be a tanker mask but again I don't know.

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Coming in late on this one, but it's a mask made by Interspiro. I'm unsure of the exact nomenclature/designation, but it is likely just an SCBA part number. It's a fairly unique mask in that it can swap between SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus; basically an air pack) opperation and filtered air. From my understanding, these are for fighting fires on a contaminated airfield. The SCBA is used when in close and personal with the fire, while the filter is used while in standby in a chemical environment. The one you have appears to be missing the regulator for the SCBA portion of the mask, though that seems to be commonly missing on these.

Here are some pics:

http://www.mildenhall.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090722-F-8820I-005.JPG

http://www.travis.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090305-F-3073L-003.jpg

You can notice in the second pic that the filter is worn over the shoulder on the back. You can also notice the guys in the background in more traditional chem gear.

 

Hope it helps.
Thanks,

Dan

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Coming in late on this one, but it's a mask made by Interspiro. I'm unsure of the exact nomenclature/designation, but it is likely just an SCBA part number. It's a fairly unique mask in that it can swap between SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus; basically an air pack) opperation and filtered air. From my understanding, these are for fighting fires on a contaminated airfield. The SCBA is used when in close and personal with the fire, while the filter is used while in standby in a chemical environment. The one you have appears to be missing the regulator for the SCBA portion of the mask, though that seems to be commonly missing on these.

 

Here are some pics:

 

http://www.mildenhall.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090722-F-8820I-005.JPG

http://www.travis.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090305-F-3073L-003.jpg

You can notice in the second pic that the filter is worn over the shoulder on the back. You can also notice the guys in the background in more traditional chem gear.

 

Hope it helps.

Thanks,

Dan

 

 

Bingo! Thanks Dan.

 

Thanks to everyone who replied.

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