Helly Hansen Gas mask - Model LFG
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This page contains all known information about Helly Hansens model LFG gas mask.
The History of the LFG Model
The LFG model was one of Helly Hansens military masks and was issued to the Navy. The LFG is not marked with "Sjøforsvaret" as the LFC. The LFG is one of the more advanced Helly Hansen military masks along with the LFC, compared to the IMA and IMB which does not have a voice diaphragm. The mask was used by the navy for an unknown period.
Helly Hansen - Model LFG
The mask consisted of a big open visor which streched down the right side of the mask. The LFGs oral nasal cup was made up of green PVC as the mask itself and was transparent around the edge. The mask was equipped with voice diaphragm, which could be unscrewed. The exhale valve had the same shape as used on the IMA, IMB, LFC and LF-62. The LFG mask used a thin 40mm filter which had the exact same color as the mask itself. The designation is not known. The Manual for the LFG, much like other manuals containted detailed drawing of the mask which also pointed out each component of the mask.
The carrier for the LFG is made out of a green smooth PVC covered fabric and cardboard pieces to keep everything in blace on the inside. The carrier has an shape similar to the LFG but not completely the same, and is quite robust.
The carrier has a solid and adjustable fabric strap and closes with a thick fabric piece. The fron of the mark is marked with "Helly-Hansen Moss".