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C50 – The first responders choice

The Avon C50 protective mask is based on the U.S. M50/JSGPM (Joint Services General Purpose Mask) and sharing key technologies, provides maximum operational flexibility to counter multiple threat scenarios, including chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological (CBRN) agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs), and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs).

The C50 offers high protection, outstanding field of vision, and superior comfort. The innovative design features optimize the user's time in the operational area.

Ideal for: Battlefield CBRN protection, first responders, correctional officers, specialist law enforcement & counter terrorism operations.


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Features & Benefits

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Field of View  

  • Panoramic single lens visor
  • Optically correct visor
  • Scratch Resistant
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  • 3 face piece sizes for improved fit
  • Chlorobutyl rubber and silicone blend mask
  • Reflex seal with low profile brow for helmet compatibility
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  • Front mounted exhale valve allows clear direct communication
  • For enhanced communication an optional VPU is available
  • External communications systems can be attached to mask
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Air Management

  • Low inhalation resistance & excellent de-mist properties
  • Heat build-up minimized
  • Low-re-breathed carbon dioxide

Technical Spec

The C50 meets the latest NATO military mask requirements.

Technical Data

CBRN Agent Resistance Requirement C50 Performance
Mustard (H)
Sarin (GB)
Soman (GD)
36 hours Greater than 36 hours
Laboratory protection factor performance (sodium chloride) 2,000 Greater than 10,000
Re-breathed CO2 Less than 1% 0.8%
Inhalation resistance at:
30 l/min
95 l/min
160 l/min

5 mm WG
15 mm WG
25 mm WG

3 mm WG
13 mm WG
23 mm WG
Exhalation resistance at 160 l/min 30 mm WG 15 mm WG
Mask weight N/A 490 gram
NIOSH Visual Field Score (VFS) 90 96


  • Approval article 10 type-examination to PPE Directive 89/686/EEC (certificate number CEC40136-A1)
  • NIOSH CBRN Cap 1 approved with the CBRNF12B filter (TC-14G-0285)


  • BlueBlocker Outsert

    Designed for specialist use to improve weapon sighting. Delivers sharper images by filtering out specific light wavelengths. Constructed from flexible polycarbonate providing additional impact and scratch resistance.

  • Clear Outsert

    Flexible polycarbonate outsert that simply attaches to 50 series masks to provide additional impact and scratch resistance in extreme environments.

  • CSCF50

    Designed to protect against all particulate hazards including dust, fume, bacteria and virus, plus riot agent CS and CN.

  • CTCF50

    Low profile combination filter containing a pleated high-efficiency filter element. Specifically designed for removal of riot control agents and tear gases including CS, CN and OC pepper spray.

  • Dust / Decon Filter Covers

    Rubberised covers that fit simply over the filters to provide a shower proof protection for filters, ideal in a decontamination scenario.

  • GPCF50

    A conformal profile general purpose military CBRN filter. Provides protection against chemical, biological and radiological warfare agents in accordance with NATO requirements. Also protects against certain toxic industrial chemicals. 

  • Individual Equipment Carrier

    Compliments the Mask Carrier and provides additional storage of antidotes and first aid equipment. Designed with MOLLE attachment, it offers multiple mounting options and flexible storage options.

  • Laser Outsert

    Specialist accessory for the removal of harmful laser wavelengths commonly produced by laser sighted weapons. Constructed from flexible polycarbonate providing additional impact and scratch resistance.

  • Mask Carrier

    Premium accessory which provides a complete storage solution for 50 series masks with multiple wearer positions. Designed to carry the mask, filter, spare filter, manual, 2 outserts and VPU.

  • MILCF50

    CBRN filter designed to meet the relevant criteria specified in the NIOSH CBRN APR standard at the 15- minute classification level (CAP1) and the European Standard, EN14387 (A1B2E1K1P3).

  • Mirrored Outsert

    Provides protection from UV light and improves contrast and depth perception. It also hides the wearer’s eyes while reflecting the surroundings to provide psychological advantages in threat situations.

  • Sunlight Outsert

    Additional protection against high level UV light and flash flares. Constructed from flexible polycarbonate providing additional impact and scratch resistance.

  • Universal Carrier

    Storage accessory designed to accommodate any Avon mask and filter. Manufactured from polyester with a polyurethane lining for water resistance. Includes shoulder strap.

  • Vision Correction Assembly

    Enables prescription lenses to be fitted to the 50 Series masks ranging from -8 to +10 Diopters in power. Flexible design allows assembly to fold inside the mask.

  • Voice Projection Unit (VPU)

    For enhanced communication, an optional Voice Projection Unit (VPU) with internal microphone is easily connected via the Electronic Communication Port (ECP).

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