Well Done Old Steel..a great and informative thread on types I never knew existed . The Gas mask canister itself..is iconic in its design. I would love to have one in my collection . Good Job Regards Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
I'm glad that this information can help other collectors.
As a collector of gasmasks (and all gas-related stuff) i must congratulate you with your collection !!
And very well displayed and shown here too
I have over 30 sets now, with the microphone gasmasks (gm30 AND gm38!!) and gasschutzhauben in black and green , and horsegasmasks not counted ;-)
And like you, I avoid the cammo ones, as 90% of them are fakes..... Only have a tan one which i am sure that it's good
Anyway, thanks for showing
I'm glad you liked my collection, but I saw your equipment and gear collection, and I must say it's very nice!!!
Yes a nice Gasmasken collection indeed, congrats...
I also have quite a few examples, the vast majority of my canisters are factory painted, but i also own some camouflaged ones. They're all Wehrmacht (Heer and Luftwaffe). I'm not very interested in Luftschutz examples.
Congrats again and keep on collecting them , they're so interesting...
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)
I have other interesting example in combat version, when I can add them.
yes, I know that the VM40 comes in three sizes, I have only "M"......., I might find other, but I have no place to store them!!