During the years, Swiss AF used the Type MS22001 oxygen mask, according to its use, in different configurations:
- As demand/ economizer oxygen mask with supplemental inlet valve, basically for lower altitude operations:
- As pressure demand oxygen mask, for higher altitudes operations:
- With different kind of suspensions and connectors, as the ubiquous MC-3 and the less common AMP suitable for Mirage III:
Masks with a magnetic (electret) microphone installed were identified by a blue adhesive tape glued to the connector with the inscription "M-MIK".
- Configured for a specific helmet, as for the Gueneau 316:
The MS22001 had a long service life, below a 1980's issue with a new model of supplemental inlet valve and J-bayo.
Right - The modified L/H oxygen mask bayonet. The end rivet is drilled out, a threaded insert is applied, and a locking pin is installed. The pin goes into the (also modified) helmet's bayonet receiver and is locked in position by a spring loaded bracket.
To unlock the bayonet the bracket must be pushed outwards.
For a description of the MS22001 mask please click HERE