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Marine Corps fielding new gas mask

By James K. Sanborn - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Jun 2, 2010 6:01:37 EDT

The Marine Corps is in the midst of fielding a new gas mask that will replace the 1980s-era M40 Field Protective Mask. Designated the M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask, it has a similar fit and feel to the M40, but offers more protection and capabilities, according to Marine Corps Systems Command.

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