MCU-2/P Protective Mask

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A United States Navy sailor donning a MCU-2P gas mask during a chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) drill aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77).

The MCU-2/P is a gas mask used by the United States Navy and United States Air Force, adopted in the 1990s. It replaced the earlier M17 gas mask & M17A2, and is itself scheduled to be replaced by the M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask. The MCU-2/P features a single large lens and a side-mounted filter. A clear or tinted visor and protective hood are used in conjunction with the mask.

Like the Army and USMC M40 mask, the MCU-2/P's silicon rubber facepiece was found to be susceptible to corrosion from blister agents, rendering it of little value on the battlefield.[citation needed] A second skin can be worn over this to prevent corrosion.[citation needed]

MCU 2A/P[edit]

This is a related version with some extra features, such as a front microphone plug.

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