Camouflaged gasmask canister – Three tone “Normandy” camouflage
Throughout world war two the German army issued and carried gas masks. After the terrible experiences in world war one these where thought of as one of the most important pieces of equipment issued. The Germans utilized every gasmask with a metal canister so to keep the gasmask in good usable condition. The metal cases where first introduced in world war one and further evolved through the Reichswehr and ultimately in 1935 by the Wehrmacht. Several small changes where made to the canisters appearance ranging from the length of the canister to sealing the lid of the canister to make it dust tight.
A very nice original three-tone or Normandy camouflage gasmask canister. The canister is nicely named to Obergefreiter Villwock. The canister retains its original camouflage paint up to 75% and is in very nice vibrant condition. The canister still retains the original strap, spare lenses, spring but no mask. It was found this way in Rijen, the Netherlands. Hard to upgrade!