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Chewbacca wearing a Roamer-6 breath mask.

A breath mask was an apparatus that was strapped to the face. It usually had a hose to a filter or air canister, which supplied the wearer with fresh breathable air.

Breath masks also safeguarded the wearer from minor differences in atmospheric pressure. Typical air canisters provided one hour of breathable atmosphere before replacement of the canister was required. The typical breath mask weighed roughly 1.5 kgs. These masks offered no protection from extreme temperatures or a hard vacuum.

The canisters, also known as air-tanks, varied depending on what species was wearing it. In the case of the Gand Zuckuss, he needed to breathe ammonia, as oxygen atmospheres were poisonous to him. All Kel Dor that left Dorin wore antiox breath masks because they needed helium and their own native gas, as oxygen was poisonous to them as well. The Ubese also wore breath masks. Breath canisters typically weighed about 1 kilogram and cost 25 credits. The breath masks also varied in cost but from 32 BBY to 8 ABY, most models were available for 200 credits.

Breath masks could be built into armor. The most famous example of this was Darth Vader's armor.

Breath masks were also used to supply breathing gas to a patient while submerged in a bacta tank.

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Luke Skywalker wearing a breath mask while in a bacta tank.

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Star Wars Fanon

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Breath mask
Production information
Model

Breath mask[1]

Usage and history
Purpose

Underwater breathing[1]

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[1]

Affiliation

Jedi Order[1]

"We're going underwater. I hope you can hold your breath."
Jar Binks remarks on the inability of Jard Dooku and Obi-Wan Kenobi to breath underwater before they utilized their breath masks[src]

A breath mask was a device that converted water into oxygen, allowing beings dependent on oxygen to stay underwater for long periods of time. During the Invasion of Utapau, Jedi Master Jard Dooku and Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi used breath masks while swimming through Utapau's Aquarian Ocean to reach the Gungan city of Otoh Gunga.[1]

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One (First mentioned)

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This article uses material from the "Breath mask" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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