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.
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|
|Laboratory Protection Factor Performance (Sodium chloride)||Greater than 10,000|
|Breathing Performance (excluding filter)|
|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|
|M53 Mask Visor||Flexible polyurethane|
|M53 Mask Facepiece||Chlorobutyl / Silicone Rubber|
|Drinking Flow Rate||> 230 ml/min|
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.
Flexible polycarbonate outsert that simply attaches to 50 series masks to provide additional impact and scratch resistance in extreme environments. ...... ..... . ....... ........ ......
Rubberised covers that fit simply over the filters to provide a shower proof protection for filters, ideal in a decontamination scenario.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additional protection against high level UV light and flash flares. Constructed from flexible polycarbonate providing additional impact and scratch resistance.
Storage accessory designed to accommodate any Avon mask and filter. Manufactured from polyester with a polyurethane lining for water resistance. Includes shoulder strap.
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.