FM12 | APR | Full Face Mask | Respirator | CBRN Protection

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Tried and Tested

The FM12 mask, initially developed for NATO operations, has already become the most widely adopted respirator across the world by numerous military and law enforcement organizations.

The FM12 was the first respirator in the world to achieve both the NIOSH CBRN Air Purifying Respirator Certification and the European CE Certification in identical configurations. Its unique blend of features makes it the ideal solution for those responding to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction, as well as for the full range of military operations

Its low profile is ideally suited to tactical situations where sighting of weapons or integration with other equipment is required. The lightweight face piece of the CBRN FM12 is designed to provide a high level of wearer comfort combined with very low breathing resistance.

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Features & Benefits

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Comfort Harness

  • 6 Buckle Fit
  • Excellent Seal
  • Quick donning and doffing
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  • High flow fail safe drinking device
  • Connection to hydration systems¬†
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  • Speech Horn for clear direct communication
  • Secondary Speech Transmitter (SST) to connect communications equipment
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  • Side mounted filter mount
  • Left or right mounting for tactical specialists
  • 40mm standard NATO thread

Technical Spec

Providing high levels of respiratory protection against CBRN agents and Toxic Industrial Materials, the FM12 has gained CE and NIOSH CBRN certification.


Model Certification
FM12 Twin Port NIOSH 42CFR84 Riot Control Filter
CBRNFM12 Single Port NIOSH 42CFR84 Riot Control Filter
CBRNFM12 Single Port CE89/686/EEC Technical File
System Technical Data (with CBRN12 filter)
Parameter Requirement FM12 performance
NIOSH Smartman RLAT system agent performance - HD Permeation less than 3 mg-min/m3 Permeation less than 0.1 mg-min/m3
NIOSH Smartman RLAT system agent performance - GB Permeation less than 1.05 mg-min/m3 Permeation less than 0.07 mg-min/m3
Laboratory protection factor performance (sodium chloride) Greater than 2,000 Greater than 10,000
Re-breathed CO2 Less than 1% 0.76%
Inhalation resistance at 85 l/min (with CBRNF12 canister) Less than 65 mm WG Less than 55 mm WG
Weight of canister Less than 500 gram Approx 340 gram
Total weight mask and canister N/A Approx 790 gram
Field of view (NIOSH Visual Field Score) Greater than 90 97


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    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.

  • FM12 Monocles

    Provides prescription optical correction for wearer. Made from durable plastic, the monocle is easily fitted behind the lens in the mask.

  • FM12 Outsert

    Impact and abrasion resistance is achieved through the fitting of the lens to the FM12 mask outserts. Attaches simply to mask using rubberised surround.

  • 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. 

  • 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).

  • 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.

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