S10 Canisters - General CS Canister

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by superally546, Nov 18, 2009.

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  1. I was on my phase 1 weekend just there, and the instructor mentioned the shelf life of the canisters, and i think i caught it correctly that the newer, plastic cased ones, had a shelf life of 15 years.

    Can anyone confirm this?

    Looked in my haversack and my spare was packed in 1990!
  2. That'll be the initial Shelf-life then a batch will be tested to see if it can be extended, but regardless for use in training only expired one will be used (its only CS). If you deploy you will have a brand new issued one.
  3. Dont worry it will be fine for CS . If you go anywhere nasty you'll get a new one pre-deployment.

    The shelf life is for nasty nerve agents etc, its fine for CS a the dust is bigger and gets stuck in the filter.
  4. And when you do deploy, the MoD will simply extend the shelf life by another ten years anyway - so no worries.....