M40 protective masks were phased into service during the 1990s as a replacement for the M17 gas mask. This M40 carry bag would house the gas mask components; filter, face piece and decontaminating kits. Complete with two straps for wearing over the shoulder or around the waist.
The M40 bag represents the shifting of the times changing from a all canvas construction, to a rugged nylon build that won't rot. The front and back panels have hard inserts to protect the masks lenses from knocks. Accessing any of the compartments in a hurry is made easy with hook & loop tabs (the small external pouch was designed to carry decontaminating kits). While these bags will fit many types of gas masks, they'll also prove useful as a daily messenger bag, or simply as a cool display piece of military history.
- Genuine US Army surplus
- Rugged nylon construction
- Hook & loop closure
- Front & back hard inserts
- Side pocket & name tag insert
- Adjustable shoulder and waist straps
Dimensions: Approx 29cm L x 26cm H x 10cm W
Colour: Olive Drab
Content: Nylon construction with cotton canvas parts & metal hardware
Condition: Used/Good - Item is well used. There may be marks/stains/scratches or repairs, but it is still in functioning order. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide