Source: Collection of Justin_Marz, An XM44 Facepiece. Detail on the Front and Side Voicemitters and the XM33 Outlet Valve/Microphone Assembly.
An Unknown (Early/Experimental?) Empire Outlets is just steps from the Staten Island Ferry on Staten Island. Further stating that any full details received as a result of the Army's study of Campbell's patent or release of field reports was not as a result of Campbell's cooperation.
Interchangeable nose-cups mounted in a silicone rubber facepiece with Drink tube pass through for liquid nutrients. The M45 Mask is used by all Army aircrew members except AH-64 (Apache) helicopter pilots in the conduct of aviation missions anywhere in a CB environment.
The M45 CB Mask VPU Adapter Ring and M7A1 Mask Amplifier. On June 1997, the full details of Campbell's invention were released in a full field report of the XM45 Chemical-Biological Aircrew Protective Mask.
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Replicas are under development, but have not reached full-scale production. Notice the Tan LWPAPR "Pusher Fan" Blower Units, which were originally designed for the M43 Series Aircraft Masks. NSN 4240-01-414-4051: MASK CB M45 MEDIUM (NSN 4240014144051 / NIIN 014144051) Procurement: Invalid emails will appear to work, but in reality we will NOT receive them.
The XM45 Aircraft Facepiece. M45 Aircrew Chemical-Biological Mask System Recently Type Classified-Standard, the M45 will replace the Army's M49 Mask System.
The M45 Chemical-Biological Mask System was fielded and adopted in 1996 in order to replace the M43 Type II and M24 Chemical-Biological Aircraft Masks, as well as to provide a modular mask platform for USSOCOM Ground Forces. Period From the Collection of Aiden Gibson. Drink tube pass through for liquid nutrients.
XM46 CVC Facepiece. Nosecup Valve Disk and Plug is Missing.
Pictured with USIA Waterproof Gas Mask Carrier. Notice the nosecup blanking plug and inlet valve are messing.
These components were ultrasonically welded to the faceblank to improve the producibility of the item. Country of Origin: United States.
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From the GasMaskBunker Collection. Mask Name: M45 Mask (in "Land Warrior" configuration, there also exists a model called the Air Warrior for aircrew) Date of Manufacture: 2003.
Next NSN > 4240-01-414-4052 MASK CB M45 LARGE.
From the GasMaskBunker Collection. The mask provides the required CB protection without the aid of forced ventilation air while maintaining compatibility with rotary-wing aircraft sighting systems and night vision devices. The Butyl-Coated Nylon Sewn-In M45 CB Hood Assembly. From the Collection of Marek Kulig. From the GasMaskBunker Collection. M45 CB Masks with Wilcox Patriot SCBA Units. The M45's Facepiece and Nosecup are both Large.
Stemming from the 1997-abandoned 'XM47' designation, while the main and primary adopted role of the M45 was as a modern aircrew protective mask system, the M45 CB Mask saw a considerable amount of testing with U.S. Army ground forces as a part of the then-ongoing Land Warrior program. Developed largely by ILC Dover in conjunction with the Edgewood Chemical-Biological Center, the XM44 was a unique combination of the best the M40, MCU-2/P, and M43 Masks had to offer.
Detail on the eyepieces.
XM45 Aircraft Facepiece with Protective Hood, Lens Outserts, and XM33-Style Integral Mic Outlet Valve. One of the rarest accessories for the M45 CB Mask are its Corrective Optical Inserts (NSN: 4240-01-443-5489). The XM45 Mask in Use. Campbell Plastics Manufacturing & Engineering Inc., West American Rubber Co. M43 and M43A1 Type II Chemical-Biological Aircraft Gas Masks.
Notice the wider, non-standard nosecup valve disk - this allows for greater airflow, as the opposite side of the nosecup is plugged to force air to pass over the lenses to reach the valve.
United States A unique ultrasonic welding process was developed that melted the components together on the facepiece using a high frequency vibration. A Campbell Plastics-made M45 CB Mask Kit. GORE ChemPak, Sewn-In skin (The last hood designed for the M45, once again, similarly patterned to the latter design with the Butyl Skin sewn and patched in, except the material of the hood has been changed out for GORE ChemPak Selectively Permeable Fabric. Size Medium and Large M45 CB Mask Kits. From the Collection of RetroRespirators. Use extreme care in checking fit. On June 6, 1994, a progress update was given remarking satisfaction with the sonic-welding process for the eyepieces.
The unit itself runs off two standard 'AAA' alkaline batteries. From the GasMaskBunker Collection. The board ultimately rejected Campbell's appeal, ruling that Richard Campbell had failed to satisfy obligation of reporting to the Army that his sonic welding process was regarded as an invention. an in-turned peripheral seal.
M45 CB Mask with Wilcox Valve, M7A1 Mask Amplifier, and GORE ChemPak Sewn-In Skin Hood. From the GasMaskBunker Collection. var script = document.createElement("script");
Source Unknown. Front View of the Transparent Display XM45 (XM47 'Land Warrior' Configuration).
XM44 Facepiece Interior. The size Medium M45 was smaller than an M40 Medium while a size Large M45 was larger than an M40 Large, and the M45's 6 interchangeable nosecups allowed for a great variety of accommodation for odd facial shapes, and the compatibility with NVG's, communications equipment, and other USSOCOM equipment made the M45 a natural for special forces use, being adopted by U.S. Army Delta and Navy Seals alike. q.
It was at this point, the Army began to dispute the terms of Campbell's patent, claiming a joint ownership of the concepts, having been developed under government funding, and the patent rights were forfeited to the U.S. government for Campbell's reported failure to comply with FAR 52.227-11.
On February 7 and November 24, 1995, Campbell faxed diagrams detailing changes to the eyepiece shape to facilitate sonic welded lens frames.
Front and side voice-mitters for face-to-face and phone communications. Side View of the Transparent Display XM45 (XM47 'Land Warrior' Configuration). This mask was introduced in the 1990s and was originally intended as an M40 replacement, however the M40 was not replaced until the M50 was introduced in the 2010s. These components From the GasMaskBunker Collection.
After the 1991 Gulf War, the U.S. Armed Forces was equipped with a plethora of various protective masks in service - the Army and USMC Ground Forces had M17 Series and M40 Masks, Armored Crews had the M25 Series Masks, Army Aircrews had the M43 and M43A1 as well as the older ABC-M24, and not to mention the U.S. Navy with the MCU-2/P and older ND Mk.VMasks.
Left Profile of the XM45 Mask.
The Air Warrior kit can readily be identified with the use of a standard Non-Metallic M42A2 Hose with a small OD Webbing Strap on the Canister end, as well as a unique accessory known as a 'canister baffle' - a ventilated plug for the C2 or C2A1 Canister that prevents gear or clothing from inhibiting the air intake. The mask consists of close-fitting eye lenses, front and side voicemitters for face-to-face and telephone communication, a low profile canister interoperability hose assembly to allow both hose and face mounted configurations, a rubber facepiece with an in-turned peripheral seal, a second skin, and a hood. The XM47 pictured has a Medium Facepiece with an Extra-Large Nosecup.
From the GasMaskBunker Collection.
From the collection of. M45 CB Mask with M7A1 Mask Amplifier. The lens outserts are known to be troublesome, as a slight bump to the removal tab at the outer edge can easily dislodge the outsert. The M45 Mask is used by all Army aircrew members except AH-64 (Apache) helicopter pilots in the conduct of aviation missions anywhere in a CB environment.