Original German WWII Heeresatmer Breathing Apparatus
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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a WWII German Heeresatmer, self-contained breathing Apparatus. Rare piece of German Equipment. The Heeresatmer (HA) was a self-contained oxygen breathing apparatus seemly developed from a series of sets manufactured by Draeger. Visually and mechanically quite similar to the Draeger Modell 1923 and the Modell 160 apparatuses, the HA entered the German Army service in early 1937. Despite its military name the Heeresatmer was also used by various civilian organizations but could find their sets being requisitioned by the army should the need arise. The HA was issued for use in atmosps w an ordinary filter respirator was insufficient, namely in confined spaces with deficiencies of oxygen, in very high contingents of toxic air or in the presence of poison gas that filters could not protect against. The danger of such atmosps was such that German regulations specified that the Heeresatmer was to be “always used with two, preferably three men, each similarly equipped” in case one of the team was injured or his apparatus failed for whatever reason. Description Weighing in at 11.8kg, the Heeresatmer consisted of a lightweight metal two-piece casting carried on the back using two leather shoulder straps and a waist belt. Ribs were raised on the outer surface of the back panel of the casing, allowing the apparatus to be pushed along…
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