BN TCH gasmask of RKKA 1937- 1942
Officially on use in Red Army from 1937 till 1942, but of course used till the end of war
The gasmask known as BN-Tch (БН ТЧ) is used until the end of war. This is good mask, ( prototype of postwar civil defence gasmask GP-4 and 5) which was a more better than previous model.
The mask 08 ( NOTE! This is not as MOD-08 type, differences in valve system and eye glasses system - as in an T5 mask, smaller size than in mod 08), the Tch filter is a bit shorter than T5 Avalov's mask, and has not any valves on it. IMHO this gasmask types has been produced from a late of 1936 year. The bag is especially designed for this type of mask, with two external pockets, one for decontamination kit box ( which was on cardbord box)and one for piece of material, metal box for clear vision spare glases, and a piece of soap to clean the glasses.
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