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WWII Japanese Army Gas Mask -
The use of chemical weapons during war saw its birth in WWI. By the time WWII started, every army
had a gas mask designed and issued in preparation for chemical warfare.
Most of the masks around the world had the same basic design.
Brown rubberized gas mask with head straps and clear lenses. The item was carried in a brown
canvas bag with shoulder straps. Issued to the different branches of the armed forces.
A common problem with gas masks is that the lenses would get fogged up from the sweat. Several
anti-fog agents were created. None of them worked very effectively.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for Japanese WWII field gear.
Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point
out specific points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Japanese gear worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the WWII gear is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the items in the collector's market is illustrated.
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Many WWII Japanese field gear items are currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other WWII Japanese items, you can do so by going
to our WWII Japanese Collectibles
identification guide, where we discussed items from different groups and organizations.
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