MIL Gas Mask

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  1. sicknight

    sicknight New Member

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    i was wondering if anyone new a good way to clean your gas mask or if there was a good site for instructions. I figured it was about time I start getting my things in order.
     
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    remove eye cups and mouth pieces and throw it in the dishwasher.
     
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    i just turned mine in to nbc today. didn't even have to clean it.
     
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    Your -10 isn't in the mask carrier?
     
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    what the hell is a 10?
     
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    Oh boy.
     
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    it's the last two numbers for the manual that you need to reference when performing PMCS on your gas mask. Get with your Team Leader or Squad Leader. They should be able to hook you up with one.
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    There's not one in my bag either :(
     
  9. evan2

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    warm soapy water....
    dont put it in a dish washer
     
  10. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    It's not a gas mask, it is a chemical-biological protective mask. :mad: It will not filter out common chlorine or ammonia gases.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    And ruin it.
     
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    That was the first thing that I asked our chem nco when the attacks happened last year. :o
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I loved how the media gave very little attention to the multiple chlorine bleach factories Saddam Hussein had. The world knows that our NBC gear is useless against these simple gases.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    :eek3: I want to hug you right now.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I am a NBC snob. I was the 125th Sig Battalion NBC Officer as an E5. This was due to some unfortunate events that left the Battalion without a qualified Officer for the position. I was put in the position and feed to the sharks. Nothing like presenting your battalion training/real world contingency plan in a room full of company and field grade officers, and you are a lowly E5. :eek3: It will force you to learn the regs very quickly.

    Weird thing is I was my units Alt NBC NCO, but the Battalion NBC Defense Officer. Also, people want to bitch about the ratings they got on their annuals, I maintained 100% comm on every field excercise, earned my FFC license, and held down 3 additionals duties, and only got a success. :eek3: My Section Sergeant was ruthless on NCOER's.

    [​IMG]
     
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    dickhead
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    :rofl: I would have thought the same thing also, but he was an outstanding NCO, just a little hard on the ratings.
     
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    Thx for the tips. I too need to clean my mask.
     
  19. sicknight

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    yeah seriously. Thanks for the tips. And honestly, i didnt know about the chlorine bleach factories and that this equipment is useless against it. If there were to be a chemical attack do you really thing this stuff will work like it is intended? Im thinking the normal span for a chemical agent to be air/ground born would be about 48 hrs. Am i wrong?
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    It works exactly as designed, which means it will protect you against the most common nerve, blister, blood agents etc. In regards to the persistence of a chemcial agent, it is dependent on multiple variables, to include weather, type of delivery, and the agent itself.
     
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    That makes sense. Im thinking that if there really were a chemical attack that we would pretty much be f'd. I cant really see most of our people doing there daily functions in that enviroment.
     

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