Romanian M74 gas mask full face NBC respirator vintage olive military surplus

Military SurplusSKU: 03498_S

Brand: Military Surplus

Condition: New (Surplus)

Origin Country: Romania

Vintage: Yes

Sale price$33.11

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The Romanian Gas Mask M74 full face NBC respirator, also known as the M74 Model, is a gas mask that was developed and manufactured in Romania. It was first introduced in the 1970s and was widely used by the Romanian Armed Forces and civil defense organizations during the Cold War era.

The M74 gas mask was designed to protect the wearer from various types of chemical and biological agents, including gases, vapors, and aerosols. It featured a full-face respirator with a panoramic visor that provided a wide field of view and allowed for better peripheral vision. The mask had two circular eyepieces made of impact-resistant glass, and a flexible rubber facepiece that created a tight seal against the wearer's face.

Although the M74 gas mask full face NBC respirator was primarily intended for military and civil defense purposes, it has also become popular among collectors and enthusiasts due to its distinctive design. It has a unique appearance with its angular shape, prominent exhale valve, and an adjustable head harness with elastic straps for a secure fit.

Since its introduction, the M74 gas mask has undergone various modifications and improvements to enhance its performance and user comfort. However, it is important to note that the M74 gas mask is an older design and may not meet the current standards and requirements for modern respiratory protection.

Overall, the Romanian Gas Mask M74 is a notable piece of military equipment that represents Romania's contribution to the development of protective gear during the Cold War era.

New (Surplus)

In our condition standards, New (Surplus) stands for items that are originally issued to military personnel but weren’t used before.

In most cases, the military issues spare items for everything they can, in case soldiers must have to change their lost or damaged pieces of equipment or clothing. After 2-4 years (depending on the country) after issuing equipment to personnel, the military changes them to new ones to renew main and spare personnel equipment, even if spare ones weren’t used at all, so that is how unused military quality items comes to our warehouse.

Expected condition issues:

  • Warehouse odor (long storage).
  • Dust marks (long storage).
  • Items will come with our packaging.


  • „Expected issues“ - might appear on 1 of 10 items.
  • „Rare issues” - might appear on 1 of 50 items.
  • Written condition issues don‘t mean that items must have them.


Most photos of our products are made by us, so images also should be guided to determine item conditions more accurately.

Also, we advise checking the last listing images as mostly they show the most damaged items in stock and what you may expect in the worst.

  • BRAND : Military Surplus
  • MODEL : M74
  • VINTAGE : Yes
  • TYPE : Gas Masks
  • COLOR : Olive
  • MATERIAL : Neoprene rubber

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