Russian GP-5 Gas Mask, adult 3 large
The classic Soviet era GP-5 gas mask was intended for Cold War Civilian use. Its ‘shower cap’ design guarantees it is more uncomfortable than others that use straps, yet still quite effective.
The Soviet 40mm filter cartridge thread design that comes with the mask is slightly different than most other 40mm NATO cartridges on this website. However you will find that they are close enough that you can effectively use the standard 40mm thread cartridges with this mask.
There is a great debate on the internet whether or not the supplied filters contain asbestos. Best we are able to determine is they did before 1972, but was eliminated or mostly eliminated after that time. If you are worried about this you might just want to get filters from other counties as a replacement. Even if there is any asbestos in them, you should be safe if the filter is not damaged. The filters with our Russian masks are from the mid to late 70’s.
There were 5 different adult sizes and 7 child sizes. This one is an adult size ‘3 Large’ but there were two even larger and two smaller sizes available. ‘3 large’ would fit most average sized adult heads. If your head is larger than most you would have trouble getting this mask on. Please consult the atached chart to determine size you need. We do not carry the two largest adult sizes, this one is the largest we have. They generally accomodate larger head sizes with more stretching.