Review and test of the Czechoslovakian CM-3 Gas Mask, this mask was most likely used as a civil defence mask but small numbers may have entered military service.
The mask is almost identical to the Polish MC-1 respirator, this is because the MC-1 was a copy of the CM-3, however, the CM-3 is the better of the two masks.
The CM-3 is made from a softer rubber, has a bakelite inhale valve and exhale valve housing as well as a better Tissot defogging system than the MC-1.
The mask came with a simple carry satchel, filter and some sort of medical kit. I would highly advise against using the filters that come with these masks due to the risk of Warsaw PACT filters containing asbestos.
These masks turn up very cheaply on eBay, mine cost around £10 including courier delivery.
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