German Gas Masks

 



Type: GM-15 (Gummimaske)

Made by: Draeger

Date: 1915/1916

Filter: 40mm, Filter type 11/11. There were 2 different types of filters for the gummimaske, filter type 1915 and filter type 11/11.

Filter type 1915 contains diatomite impregnated with a 40% solution of potash, powdered over with active carbon.

Filter type 11/11 contains 3 layers. The top layer contains diatomite impregnated with potash solution, piperazine and hexamethylenetetramine. The middle layer contains active carbon. The bottom layer contains the  same mixture used in filter type 1915.

Used by: Military

 

 


Type: GM-18

Made by: Unknown

Date: 1918

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Military

This mask has been patched up in 3 places . Soldiers were allowed to put upto 5 patches on the mask, anymore and the mask would be thrown out. The mask is made from oiled sheep skin. 

 

 

 



Type: Kindergasjäckchen (Green version)

Made By: Draeger

Date: 1939

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Young children  







Type: Kindergasjäckchen

Made By: Auer

Date: 1944

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Young children  





 

Type: GM30-Mikro

Made by: Various

Date: ca. 1930's/40's

Filter: 40mm

Used by: kriegsmarine (Nazi German Navy)

This exact one was issued to a signal man who served in the Kriegsmarine during the second world war.




 

Type: GM30-Tropical

Made by: Various

Date: August 1943

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Army deployed in tropical/desert areas.

This exact mask pictured was not used by the DAK (Deutsches Afrika Korps) due to the Afrika campaign finished in May 1943 while the production stamp on the mask pictured is dated August 1943.

 

 




Type: VM40 (Kinder)

Made by: Auer

Date: 1944

Filter: 40mm

Used by: young children

 

 




Type: Filtermundstück

Made by: Unknown

Date: 1944

Filter: 40mm

Used by: U-boat???  industrial???

The mouth piece had a nose clip attached to a string (missing).









Type: GTG-RA

Made by: Dräger

Date: Apr. 1960

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Civil





Type: Zivilschutzmaske Z 56

Made by: Dräger

Date: ca. 50’s/60’s/70’s

Filter: 40mm (Type: ZF 55)

Used by: Civil

 

The Zivilschutzmaske Z 56 was produced by both Dräger and Auer (Auer version located below). The design was later licenced to Shalon Chemical Industries and manufactured by them in Israel (an example of the Israeli Z 56 can be found on the Israel page of this site). Both an early and later example of the Dräger Z 56 are pictured with the only difference being the package design. The Z 56 was made in 3 sizes, 1, 2 & 3 (large, medium & small). The early example pictured is a size 2 (medium) and the later example is a size 3 (small). The last image is of a spare filter with its box (Part No. RM 7970).






Type: Zivilschutzmaske Z 56

Made by: Auergesellschaft (Auer)

Date: ca. 50’s/60’s/70’s

Filter: 40mm (Type: ZF 55)

Used by: Civil

 

The Auer version of the Z 56 was packed in a plain brown cardboard box unlike the Dräger version (pictured above) which was packed in a printed box.





Type: Panorama Nova RA

(RA= Rundgewindeanscluß und Ausatemventil (Round thread connection and exhalation valve))

Made by: Dräger

Date: 1978

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Industrial

Dräger Part No. R 27420


The Panorama Nova RA is a respirator that was produced by Drägerwerk in Lübeck, Germany. The RA model was produced with an RD40 (40mm) round thread connection, exhale valve and panoramic acrylic glass visor. A Panorama Nova RA model with a triplex visor (Panorama Nova TRA (Part No. R 27098)) was available as well as a silicone model (PN Silicone Mask (Part No. R 28480). The Panorama Nova is still produced today by Dräger in Lübeck, Germany.

 

 

 




Type: M 62

Made by: Dräger & Auergesellschaft (Auer)

Date: 1964

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Military

The example pictured was produced by Auer and is a size 3.





 


Type: BC 65

Made by: Dräger

Date: 1984

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Military

The example pictured is a size 2.












Type: ASM 13215

Made by: MLW (VEB kombinat Medizin-, Labor- und Wägetechnik Leipzig)

Date: Aug. 1989

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Industrial

 

The ASM 13215 (Atemschutz-Gesichtsmaske 13215) was a respirator produced in Leipzig, East Germany (DDR) by VEB kombinat Medizin-, Labor- und Wägetechnik Leipzig (MLW). Type 13215 was produced in size 2 (medium) with a 40mm filter port and a panoramic visor made from compound glass. The model numbers for the same mask (40mm port with compound glass visor) in small and large were 13115 (size 1 (large)) & 13315 (size 3 (small)). The only difference in the model number between the 3 sizes is the third number which identifies the size (13(1)15, 13(2)15 & 13(3)15). The same mask was available with a plastic visor with the model numbers 13114, 13214 & 13314.





 

Type: SR-72

Made by: Sundstrom

Date: 1990's

Filter: 40mm

Used by: Industrial