Belgian M/51 gas mask
The Belgian M/51 gas mask, was a licensed copy of the French ANP M/51 gas mask made by the company "Giat" in France.
In Belgium the company "Bergougnan" produced the masks.
It is a simple full face rubber mask, with an inhale and exhale valve, glass eye pieces, aluminium metal fittings and cotton neck band.
The carrier, although made in Belgium, is the same as the carrier used in the Netherlands at the same time. Made out of canvas and leather, with brass fittings.
The carrier is stamped: ABL (short for Armée Belge - Belgisch Leger) because of Belgiums dual-lingual status.