Danish M/49 gas mask (and equipment)
The Danish M/49 gas mask is one of these items that everyone knows exist, but no one owns. I was lucky enough to find one, with all the different items that normally are missing + the altered British carrier used together with the mask. (see the first picture)
The mask is a re-design of the Danish M/38 gas mask that the army used from 1938 and until 1943. The M/38 (as did the M/31) saw some post war usage, but it was quickly replaced by this mask.
The stopped covering the mask in cloth, and the eyepieces can no longer be unscrewed to put in anti fogging discs. Instead they introduced an anti-dimming cloth. The mask is made of a rubber full face mask, an intake / exhale valve assembly, two eyepieces and a rather comprehensive strap system. The strap system exactly the same type of strap system used on the M/38 mask. All metal parts are made of aluminium, and the exhale / inhale valve assembly is down to the smallest detail the same as the M/38 mask.
The carrier is an interesting item, since it has been altered to meet Danish requirements. The C-hooks were cut off together with the shoulder strap rings. The C-hooks were then placed vertically together with two green webbing straps and two new buckles. This made it possible to carry the carrier in a vertical position, instead of the horizontal position as the British intended.