WH (Heer) Gasmask with Canister (Gasmaske M38 mit Blechbüchse M38) complete with both the short and long carrying strap and a pair of spare glasses (Klarscheiben). All German Army personnel were issued with a gasmask, carrying canister and accessories and were required to have it readily available at all times. Fear of the potential use of chemical warfare agents made the gasmask and canister a constant companion of the German soldier through-out the war. The M30 gasmasks were produced in a rubberized canvas with metal fittings while the M38 gasmasks were produced in molded, rubber and were also equipped with metal fittings. This is a M30 type mask with an 'Auer' type 1943 dated filter. The gasmask and filter are in good used condition. The M38 type canister is nicely maker marked and dated 'ebu 44' indicating production in 1944, having the late war type spare glasses compartment. The canister is complete with both the long and short carrying straps. The matching straps are in good used condition. The canister is named to 'Obergefreiter Stephan'. Nice original gasmask set in good used condition!
PLEASE NOTE: for collector purposes only, this gasmask is not intended for actual wear or usage!