The choice oxygen mask of the U.S. Navy, the Gentex MBU-23/P is designed for use in tactical aircraft for both Pressure Breathing for G (PBG) and Non-PBG applications. It offers two configurations without communications hardware and is identified and supported by NAVAIR 13-1-637-3.
Lightweight and low profile, this exceptional unit provides optimal Positive Pressure Breathing (PPB) sealing capabilities and +600-knot windblast protection. A silicone rubber face piece incorporates a reflective seal design to optimize sealing capabilities, and the hard shell may be custom-trimmed to allow optimum comfort while maintaining appropriate fit. Separate inhalation and exhalation valves minimize breathing resistance and reduce aircrew fatigue, while cheek flaps and a chin cup offer additional injury protection following high-speed or high-altitude ejection.
The MBU-23/P is configurable with an optional 23" hose kit which includes an anti-strain cord, an M-101 Microphone and M-169 Microphone with Amp from Gentex or other mask mounted amplifiers. The mask comes complete with a U.S. Navy compatible communications cord. The MBU-23/P is configured with standard MBU-20/P COMBAT EDGE Bayonets, and is typically donned with an HGU-68/P helmet and laser visor with complimentary mask trim.
The mask is available in five sizes.
A sizing chart is available to determine proper oxygen mask fit.
- Optimal Positive Pressure Breathing (PPB) sealing capabilities.
- +600-knot windblast protection.
- Silicone rubber face piece incorporates a reflective seal to optimize sealing capabilities.
- Separate inhalation and exhalation valves minimize breathing resistance and reduce aircrew fatigue.