PL Army MP4-B LIMITED EDITION (US Army M17 Type)

En mycket tillförlitlig militär gas mask med hydration pack och många andra fördelar.
Medföljande filter monteras på insidan av masken, vilket gör att masken inte har något utstickande filter som är i vägen.
Masken har ett avancerat system av kanaler för att transportera utandningsluften, detta system motverkar effektivt imma och fukt på insidan av masken.
Gasmaskens unika filtersystem av högsta skyddsklass består av två kolfilter som tagits fram speciellt för att underlätta andningen och förlänga bytesintervallen.

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This gas mask is very popular in Mil-Sim, Paintball and Airsoft, but also very popular collectors mask.

THIS IS INCLUDED:
• MP4-B Mask LIMITED EDITION [Size 1 Small] (Unused)
• 2x Filter packs (Unused asbestos free filters)
• 2x Reserve lens
• 1x Canister (Anti-fog wipes)
• 1x Carrying case including two different straps

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Manufactured in the following sizes:
• Size 0 = XS (Kids) [up to 920mm]
• Size 1 = Small (most women and youngsters) [920-955mm]
• Size 2 = Medium (universal & fits most people) [955-990mm]
• Size 3 = Large [990-1025mm] *Very Rare Size*
• Size 4 = XL [over 1025mm] *Extreme Rare Size*

How the correct size is calculated.

Take the below two measurements and sum them up:
• Head circumference – along the chin, jaw and top of the head.
• The distance from the ear cartilage, above the browbones to the other ear.

The sum of the measurements should be compared with the above size chart.

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This is a new (NOS) genuine Polish military gas mask complete with all accessories. (See pictures).
Constructed of heavy duty form fitting rubber and very adjustable.

The MP-4 was one of many Eastern European clones of the M17 mask, and was issued to the Polish People Army.

The Polish MP-4 is unlicensed clone of the famous US M17 gas mask series. First prototype models were made in 1970.
They were made of black rubber with silver eye lens frames, and voice emitter.

The MP-4 only had minor updates to its American counterpart. Most notable differences are lenses,
they are slightly farther apart, the frames and voice diaphragm being a silver colour, as well as the "nose" being slightly less pronounced.
First production models being made from olive-green rubber. It wasn't until 1983 when they changed the mixture and rubber to a grey colour, albeit being a change to the mask in general, it still retained its name.

The Polish MP-4B was a LIMITED-production version of the MP-4. It only had minor differences from it's base design however.

Around the 1990s, drinking tubes became a popular feature for military and civilian masks. The mask differs from the MP-4 with the aforementioned drinking tube and by a different voice emitter cover. The drinking tube is located on the bottom and is covered by a cap, which can be threaded on and off, similar to the Israeli M15. It can also be moved around, the wearer could move the tube closer to their mouth if desired. The mask was soon pushed aside, as did the cheek filter design for the superior STANAG compatible MP-5. Then later by the newer MP-6.

MP-4 carrier design is similiar to original M17s. The main pouch contains place for mask and anti-fog device, and like all other pockets is tampered by metal poppers. Bag has two little external bays to hide bag straps when not in use and bigger one for field bandage.
The mask was nicknamed the "Bulldog" due to its appearance.

• Filter: Internal Cheek Filters
• Weight: 0.838 kg, /w bag 1.232 kg
• Country: Poland
• Period: 1973 to 1990s
• Issued to: Ludowe Wojsko Polskie [Armed Forces], Sily Zbrojne Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej [Armed Forces]
• Manufacturer: Maskpol

The gas mask are made of butyl rubber which makes them completely resistant to the effects of atmospheric oxidation.
Since the gas masks have been stored in a mobilization store for a very long time, both mask and bags can have different color changes.
There are also different manufacturing years on the masks, therefore during manufacture, different colors of rubber have been used in different years.

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IMPORTANT NOTES:
• Date and markings shown in the photo may vary and the gas mask filter is expired.
• Not classified as civilian personal protective equipment.
• Safety features cannot be guaranteed therefore the equipment is sold as collectibles.

Please note that this is military surplus, therefore there may be small variations in model and color.

• Condition: Never used / NOS (New Old Stock) (long-term stored in military storage)
• Color: Chemical Grey
• Manufacturer: Military surplus product
• Order Number: MIL00150-1

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Original Surplus - Polish Armed Forces

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland (PolishSiły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, abbreviated SZ RP; popularly called Wojsko Polskie in Poland, abbreviated WP—roughly, the "Polish Military") are the national armed forces of the Republic of Poland. The name has been used since the early 19th century, but can also be applied to earlier periods. The Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland are the Wojska Lądowe (Polish Land Forces), Marynarka Wojenna (Polish Navy), Siły Powietrzne (Polish Air Forces), Wojska Specjalne (Polish Special Forces) and Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej (Polish Territorial Defence Force) which are under the command of the Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Ministry of National Defence of Poland). In 2022, Poland ranked 20th in the world in terms of military expenditures and was among the nine NATO member states that have maintained their military spending above the required 2% of annual GDP.  In accordance with the Homeland Defence Act, enacted as a response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Poland plans to increase its active military personnel to over 300,000 by the end of 2023, and more than double its spending in 2023, with a projected budget of over US$30 billion.  Pursuant to the national security strategy of Poland, the supreme strategic goal of Poland's military forces is to ensure favourable and secure conditions for the realization of national interests by eliminating external and internal threats, reducing risks, rightly assessing undertaken challenges, and ably using existing opportunities. The Republic of Poland's main strategic goals in the area of defence include:
  • Ensuring the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Poland, as well as its integrality and the inviolability of its borders
  • Defence and protection of all the citizens of the Republic of Poland
  • Creating conditions to ensure the continuity of the implementation of functions by public administration authorities and other entities competent in the area of national security, including entities responsible for running the economy and for other areas important for the life and security of its citizens
  • Creating conditions for the improvement of the state's national defence capabilities and ensuring defence readiness in allied structures
  • Developing partnership military cooperation with other states, especially neighbouring ones
  • Implementing commitments arising from Poland's NATO and European Union membership
  • Engaging in international crisis response operations led by NATO, the EU, the UN, and as a part of emergency coalitions.The List of Polish wars chronicles Polish military involvements since the year 972. The present armed forces trace their roots to the early 20th century, yet the history of Polish armed forces in their broadest sense stretches back much further. After the partitions of Poland, during the period from 1795 until 1918, Polish military was recreated several times during national insurrections that included the November Uprising of 1830, and the January Uprising in 1863, and the Napoleonic Wars that saw the formation of the Polish Legions in Italy. The Congress Poland, being part of the Russian Empire with a certain degree of autonomy, had a separate Polish army in the years 1815–1830, which was disbanded after the unsuccessful November Uprising. Large numbers of Poles also served in the armies of the partitioning powers, Russian EmpireAustria-Hungary and German Empire. During World War I, the Polish Legions were set up in Galicia, the southern part of Poland under Austrian occupation. They were both disbanded after the Central Powers failed to provide guarantees of Polish independence after the war. General Józef Haller, the commander of the Second Brigade of the Polish Legion, switched sides in late 1917, and via Murmansk took part of his troops to France, where he created the Blue Army. It was joined by several thousand Polish volunteers from the United States. It fought on the French front in 1917 and 1918. The Polish Army was recreated in 1918 from elements of the three separate Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and German armies, and armed with equipment left following World War I. The force expanded during the Polish–Soviet War of 1919–1922 to nearly 800,000 men, but then were reduced after peace was reestablished.
    President of Poland inspecting troops during the Armed Forces Day parade in Warsaw, 2007
    At the onset of World War II, on 1 September 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Polish forces were overwhelmed by the German attack in September 1939, which was followed on 17 September 1939 by an invasion by the Soviet Union. Some Polish forces escaped from the occupied country and joined Allied forces fighting in other theaters while those that remained in Poland splintered into guerilla units of the Armia Krajowa ("Home Army") and other partisan groups which fought in clandestine ways against the foreign occupiers. Thus, there were three threads to Polish armed forces from 1939; the Polish Armed Forces in the West, the Armia Krajowa and other resistance organizations fighting the Germans in Poland, and the Polish Armed Forces in the East, which later became the post-war communist Polish People's Army (LWP). Until the fall of communism, the army's prestige under communist rule continued to fall, as it was used by the government to resettle ethnic minorities immediately after the war (Operation Vistula), and to violently suppress opposition several times, during the 1956 Poznań protests, the 1970 Polish protests, and during martial law in Poland in 1981–1983. The LWP also took part in the suppressing of the 1968 democratization process of Czechoslovakia, commonly known as the Prague Spring. That same year Marshal of Poland Marian Spychalski was asked to replace Edward Ochab as chairman of the Council of State, and General Wojciech Jaruzelski, at that time the Chief of the General Staff, was named to replace him. Jaruzelski, a known Soviet loyalist, was put in place by the Soviets in order to ensure that a trusted group of officers was in control of one of the least trusted armies in the Warsaw Pact.
       
Original Surplus - Polish Armed Forces
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