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HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO
HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO
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HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO
HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO
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HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO LH
HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO LH
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HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO RH
HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO RH
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HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO FRONT
HGU-39/ MBU-13 NBC HEADGEAR COMBO FRONT

The NBC protective headgear fitted with the CRU-80/P filter and dark visor.

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MBU-13 NBC HOOD
MBU-13 NBC HOOD
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CRU-80/P NBC FILTER
CRU-80/P NBC FILTER
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CRU-80/P NBC FILTER
CRU-80/P NBC FILTER
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MBU-13/P HGU-39 CBW HEADGEAR COMBO 

 

During the mid '80 - early 90's, Swiss AF evaluated a number of Chemical/ Biological Warfare (CBW) pilot protective systems.

 

The main evaluation criteria the chem/bio protection effectiveness and the compatibility/ integration with aircrew and aircraft operations.

 

Among the systems taken into consideration were Swiss Huber+Suhner SM90 protective mask,  British AR-5 and CLARE (at the time under development); US made M43, MC-2/P and  PIHM (Protective Integrated Hood Mask) / TAERS (Tactical Air Eye Respiratory System). 

 

The MBU-13/P full-face mask - CRU-80 /P filter was considered as an "off the shelf" option in order to have comparative parameters.

 

Together with the MBU-13 / CRU-80 assembly, crew wore an HGU-39/ P helmet. 

 

The helmet shell is the same as the SPH-4 one, without visors, as the NBC mask prevent their use.

 

Accordingly, it was possible to install, on the mask assembly, a dark visor provided with velcro fittings. 

 

Because of the test results, most likely also for technical, logistical and financial reasons, none of the evaluated systems was put into service.

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