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M53A1 Protective Mask
One Mask, All Missions, All Environments

Based on the US Government Joint Service General Purpose (JSGPM) program, the M53A1 is designed to meet the unique requirements of Special Mission Units while providing the maximum operational flexibility.

The M53A1 was developed to counter the military unique and domestic threats encountered on the modern battlefield, global war on terrorism, and CBRN operations around the world. The M53A1 provides excellent protection against traditional chemical and biological agents, select toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), and particulate matter including radioactive dust.

The M53A1 is first dual US DOD protective mask; certified to MIL-SPEC PR EA-M-10034 and NIOSH CBRN APR.

The M53A1 can function as a conventional negative pressure or air purifying respirator (APR), powered-air purifying respirator (PAPR), Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), closed-circuit breathing apparatus (CCBA) and combination SCBA and PAPR systems.

The M53A1 contract administered by JPM-P under contract number W911SR19D0005 is an active contract vehicle to request systems.

Avon Protection M53A1 Special Operations Gas Mask Respirator
Avon Protection M53A1 Special Operations Gas Mask Respirator Field of View

Field of View

  • Flexible, panoramic eyelens
  • Optically correct visor
  • Scratch resistant
  • Ballistic rated
  • Maximized compatibility with tactical gear
Avon Protection M53A1 Special Operations Gas Mask Respirator Comfort

Comfort

  • Available in 4 sizes for custom fit
  • 5 interchangeable silicone nosecups for improved performance and comfort
  • Chlorobutyl/silicone blend ensures protection (>24 hours) and comfort
  • Low profile design for superior weapons integration; twin and single port option
Avon Protection M53A1 Special Operations Gas Mask Respirator Communications

Communications

  • Electronic communication port for integrated voice projection and radio communication
  • Optional VPU provides ability to easily communicate while wearing mask
  • High flow, fail safe hydration system
  • Low Profile conformal filters
Avon Protection M53A1 Special Operations Gas Mask Respirator Multiple Modes

Multiple Modes

  • Functions as both a negative and positive pressure mask
  • Simple turn of dial changes mode of operation
  • One mask for all operations and environments
  • Improved VPU; MRT>97%

M53A1 Mask Specifications

CBRN Agent Resistance M53A1 Performance

Mustard (H)
Sarin (GB)
Soman (GD)
VX

Greater than 36 hours

Laboratory Protection
Factory Performance
(sodium chloride)

Greater than 10,000

NIOSH certified at 2000PF

Breathing Performance (excluding filter)

Re-breathed 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

Weight

M53A1 mask

(excluding filter)

1.6 lbs.

Field of View

Visual Field Score

- NIOSH CBRN Standard

96

Materials Used

M53A1 Mask Visor

Flexible polyurethane

M53A1 Mask Facepiece

Chlorobutyl/Silicone Rubber

Hydration

Drinking Flow Rate

>230 ml/min

Approvals

  • NIOSH CBRN APR certified TC-19992.
  • NIOSH CBRN PAPR certified TC-20223.
  • M53A1 is certified to US Military Specification PR EA-M-10006
  • 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.
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  • CBRNCF50 (NIOSH)

    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).

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  • CFP100

    Low profile particulate filter containing a pleated high-efficiency filter element. Specifically designed to offer protection against biological agents, dusts, mists and fumes.

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  • Clear Outsert

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

    Additional protection against high level UV light and flash flares. Constructed from flexible polycarbonate providing additional impact and scratch resistance.
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  • TMC Tactical Mask Communications System

    The TMC range offers a simple to configure, install and use range of connectors, press to talk units, microphones and earpieces designed to provide the user with clear and safe communications while wearing an Avon Protection respirator.

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