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WW2 American Gas Mask Bag, type?

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    Hey guys,

    Got a nice tidy U.S Gas Mask bag today.
    I've seen one a long time ago but forgotten what kind of gas mask went in it.
    WW2?
    What kit did it go with? Looks like it connects onto webbing.

    Cheers
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    I think its for the early-war M3A1 mask

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    Quote by kradman View Post
    I think its for the early-war M3A1 mask
    Agreed, just thought I'd add some pictures from gasmasklexikon

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    Thanks guys.
    Early or late war?
    All I need now is the mask....

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    Listed as 1942, so early war.

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    The unit that I reenact was issued these. They are commonly called the "heavy" gas mask with kidney bag.

    Definitely an early war item.

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    Here are some gas related pieces of kit that you can add to your bag:
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    (Please note that some of these items are mid-late war. Specifically, the rubber gas mask bag, assault gas mask and the gas detection brassard which was worn by invasion troops on D-Day. This particular gas mask is a post war variant. I need to paint it black in order to better represent a wartime assault gas mask.)

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    Official name A1VA1 or Kidney bag,and was used for all M1/M2/M3 Diaphragm voice inhibitor series masks.M3/M4 Lightweight service masks used the new M6 bag................
    With Regards Jake.

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    I saw one of the gas masks a couple of weeks ago.
    Will have to see if they are still about.
    All made by the same company?
    Any variant to look out for? Colours?

    Cheers

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    You will find the majority in this colouring, this one is common maker that also makes air crew oxy's. There where lots of makers
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