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Air Purifying Respirators (short form: APR) are gas masks worn by multiple factions in ArmA 3. They were added with the release of the Contact DLC.


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Used by NATO, LDF, CSAT and Russian military scientists/specialist infantry personnel, these full face Air Purifying Respirators (APR) are designed to protect the wearer from NBC hazards. Regardless of model, all APRs weigh a total "mass" of 8 units apiece.

They rely on manual breathing through special filters (one is typically plugged in to allow shouldering a weapon). Most designs also feature connectors to allow for drinking canteens and/or communications headsets to be attached onto them.


NOTE: NATO APRs are restricted to using only a Black camouflage scheme.

  • Black: Matte/chrome black colour scheme.
  • Olive: Olive green colour scheme.
  • Sand: Khaki brown colour scheme.


  • APRs are purely cosmetic and do not have any gameplay use outside of the First Contact campaign and other scripted mini-campaigns/scenarios.
  • There are alternate variants of the APR that lack the chemical filters fitted onto the mask itself. They cannot be used in-game without resorting to scripting commands or custom addons, however.
  • BLUFOR/INDFOR APRs are based on the real-world "M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask" (JSGPM) widely used by the U.S. military.
  • The REDFOR APR is modelled after the "PMK-S" panoramic full face gas mask in limited use with the Russian Armed Forces and some internal security services.


See also

Facewear in ArmA 3
APRAviator GlassesBalaclavaBlindfoldCombat GogglesDiving GogglesLadies ShadesLow Profile GogglesRegulator FacepieceRespiratorSafety GogglesShadesSport ShadesSquare ShadesStealth BalaclavaTactical ShadesTinted SpectaclesVR GogglesWireless Headpiece
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