Russian PDF-D Gas Mask, child 4 X-Large
The classic Soviet era PDF-D gas mask was intended for Cold War child Civilian use. It is the smaller cousin to the GP-5 adult masks with straps rather than the ‘shower cap’ design and is quite effective when the correct size is obtained.
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. The child size filters are the exact ones the adult sizs use. The hose is included and attached to the child sized masks and the filter must be held in the hand or strapped to the body due to weight and space restrictions on the mask itself.
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. See attached photo on how to determine your child’s proper size. This one is a child size ‘4 X-Large’ but there was 6 smaller sizes available. Child size ‘4 X-large’ would tend to fit 5-8 year old heads. If your child head size is larger than most others of the same age group you might want to measure from the small adult size chart. This one is the largest child size available in the Russian civilian masks.