Figure 6-8.-Impregnated clothing with Mk V mask, gloves,
and rubber footwear.
with enough CC2 to neutralize agent drops of sizes
that can soak through the fabric. Therefore,
impregnated clothing is not worn topside without
the additional protection given by wet-weather
clothing worn as the outside garment. The wet-
weather clothing protects the impregnated
clothing from large drops or quantities of CW
agents; the impregnated clothing neutralizes CW
agent vapors and aerosols that may enter the wet-
DONNING IMPREGNATED CLOTHING.
To obtain the maximum protection afforded by
impregnated clothing, you must properly don
the clothing. The procedures for donning
impregnated clothing, rubber boots, and gloves,
using the buddy system, are as follows:
1. Under extremely hot conditions, or if
desired, remove all regular clothing except
underwear. Always remember, however,
the more clothing, the better the protection,
2. Put on socks.
3. Put on the overalls; fasten all straps for a
snug fit by crossing them across the chest.
Put on the butyl rubber boots and bring
the pant legs of the overalls down over the
Raise the pant legs up to within 2 inches
of the top of the boots and wrap them
with two turns of masking tape. Leave
tabs so that the tape can easily be
removed. Blouse the excess pant legs over
Pull on the jumper, leaving the hood
Blouse the jumper approximately 2 inches
below the top of the overalls. Wrap with
two turns of masking tape around the
jumper. Be sure that the jumper is securely
taped down, but leave a tab for easy
removal later. Take up the slack by
folding the jumper over the back. Blouse
the jumper over the tape.
Don the undergloves and the butyl rubber
Pull the jumper arms down over the
rubber gloves to within 2 inches of the top
of the gloves. Wrap jumper arms twice
with masking tape, leaving a tab for easy
removal. Blouse the excess material of the
arms over the tape.
Tape closed all pocket openings and zip-
Don the protective mask.
Pull the jumper hood over the head.
Secure the neck of the jumper with the
Take up the slack around the neck and
facepiece of the mask with the drawstring
provided at the top front of the hood.
Then fold over any extra material at the
top of the hood and secure with tape.
Tape the edges of the hood securely to the
CARE OF IMPREGNATED CLOTHING.
You should not wear impregnated clothing for
general-purpose coveralls or for any purpose other
than CBR defense training or actual CBR defense
operations. The effectiveness of the impregnant
is reduced by contact with oil, grease, moisture,
or dirt and by exposure to sunlight. After the
clothing is worn in drills, it should be thoroughly
dried in a warm current of air; moisture is the
principal factor in the deterioration of the CC2
The clothing is to be stowed in a clean, dark,
thoroughly dry location, and in the original
package if possible. In cool-to-warm stowage and