French ARF-A

ARF-A
ARF-A

The French ARF-A, or A.N.P. VP F1, was introduced in the 1990's to replace the A.N.P. M-51/M-53.  They were made of hard black or khaki rubber with a single plastic panoramic lens.  These examples were made in 1995 and 1996.

ARF-A = Appareil Respiratoire Filtrant des Armées = "Army Filtering Breathing Apparatus"

A.N.P. VP F1 = Appareil Normal de Protection à Visière Panoramique Mle F1 - "Normal Protection Apparatus with Panoramic Visor, Model F1"

 

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