WWII U.S. Vesicant Gas Detecting Camouflage Paint

WWII U.S. Vesicant Gas Detecting Camouflage Paint

This listing is for a single original unopened can of M-5 Type II liquid vesicant gas detecting paint, however four are available. Each still contains 4 fluid ounces. Three date to 9-10-42 and one dates to 3-11-42. This paint was commonly used by U.S. paratroopers as a method of camouflaging their helmets. When the normally brownish green paint would come into contact with chemical weapons it would turn pinkish red - warning the troops of the presence of gas. Although the contents are still liquid, we can make no guarantees regarding the functionality of the paint.



    The items offered for sale by CIRCA1941 are genuine pieces from the second world war. All items are guaranteed authentic and, upon request, a Certificate of Authenticity will be included in the sale.

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