M53 | Full Face Mask | Respiratory Protection | APR | CBRN Protection

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M53, One Mask, All Missions

The M53, part of the next generation 50 series of respirators, features a new patented twin exhalation valve providing the capability to use the mask with all recognised forms of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).

The M53 will function as a conventional negative pressure mask as well as with a range of SCBA and PAPR.

The M53 is based on the M50 mask Avon Protection is supplying to meet the US Government Joint Services General Purpose Mask (JSGPM) requirement for all four US military forces.

The M53 has been developed to meet the specific requirements of Special Operations Units to protect against the multiple threats encountered in modern war fighting and peacekeeping 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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  • 4 face piece sizes for improved fit
  • Chlorobutyl rubber and silicone blend mask
  • Low profile design for superior weapons integration
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  • Electronic Communication Port for integrated voice projection and radio communication
  • Optional VPU provides ability to easily communicate while wearing mask
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Multiple Modes

  • Functions as both a negative and positive pressure mask
  • Simple turn of dial changes mode of operation
  • One mask for all operations

Technical Spec

Based on the US Government M50/ JSGPM (Joint Services General Purpose Mask) Program, the 53-Series Protective Mask was specifically developed to meet the unique requirements of Special Operations Units.

M53 Mask Specifications
CBRN Agent Resistance
Mustard (H) Greater than 24 hours
Sarin (GB)
Soman (GD)
Laboratory Protection Factor Performance (Sodium chloride) Greater than 10,000
Breathing Performance (excluding filter)
Re-breathing CO2 0.8%
Inhalation resistance at:  
85 l/min 15 mm WG
160 l/min 32 mm WG
Exhalation resistance negative pressure mode:  
85 l/min 15 mm WG
160 l/min 30 mm WG
Exhalation resistance positive pressure mode: 40 mm WG
M53 mask (excluding filter) 1.6 lbs
Field of View
Visual field Score - NIOSH CBRN standard 96
Materials used
M53 Mask Visor Flexible polyurethane
M53 Mask Facepiece Chlorobutyl / Silicone Rubber
Drinking Flow Rate > 230 ml/min


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shade 5 Outsert

    Provides the wearer with additional eye protection when plasma arc cutting (PAC). Constructed from flexible polycarbonate providing additional impact and scratch resistance.

  • 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)

    Provides integrated voice communications capability with internal microphone for both radio and voice projection use. Low profile design to allow for non-obstructed rifle sighting and easier operation.

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