Gas mask GP-5 ... vintage Soviet gas mask
Gas mask This is really scary BLACK soviet single-filter gas mask "GP-5". It can operate in all weather and withstand temperatures from −40° degrees to 114 °C (237 °F).
Made in 1973, never used, but has some signs of age (color of rubber slightly changed in some parts of the mask). Remember that it's been lying in storage for last 40 years now.
Comes with original bag and filter.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE OF GP5 GAS MASK:
Measure the diameter of the head and select your size. How to measure the diameter of the head- see in last photo.
0- TILL 63 Centimeters ( 24.8 inches)
1- From 63,5 Centimeters ( 25 inches) till Centimeters 65,5 ( 25,7 inches)
2- From 66 Centimeters ( 25.9 inches) till Centimeters 68 ( 26.7 inches)
3- From 68,5 Centimeters ( 26,9 inches) till Centimeters 70,5 ( 27,7 inches)
4- From 71 Centimeters ( 27.9 inches) and more.
MORE ABOUT GP 5
The GP-5 gas mask is a Soviet-made single-filter gas mask. It was issued to the Soviet population starting in 1970; production ended in 1989. It is a lightweight mask, weighing 1.09 kg (2.42 lbs). It can operate in all weather and withstand temperatures from −40 degrees (Celsius and Fahrenheit) to 114 °C (237 °F). They were originally made to protect the wearer from radioactive fallout during the Cold War and were distributed to most fallout shelters. They have recently been tested in Poland to see if they have NBC protective capabilities. It was concluded that the mask will last in an NBC situation for 24 hours. They are a favorite of gas mask collectors because they are common and have the "old" circular eyepieces like masks used in WWII and the "helmet" type masks.
A variation of the GP-5 gas mask is the GP-6, which features a circular piece of metal that contains a thin piece of plastic on the inside, which acts as a voice diaphragm, as well as the dubious design for ear holes, which compromised the seal of the mask. Furthermore, the GP-5 mask is known to tightly cling to the skin of the head, making it only wearable by having relatively short hair.
The GP-5 was made famous for its apparent use in Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster, but in reality the IP-4 rebreather was commonly used during cleanup, although some GP-5 gas masks were used.This gas mask has spawned many copies; for instance, the TF-1 gas mask is similar to the GP-5, and the SchMS sniper mask has the same hood style design. There is also a Russian military version called the SchM41M, which often uses a coffee can-style filter with a hose. These masks are commonly mistaken for the SchM41M mask, the difference being the size of the intake and outtake valves.
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